Professor Gerard Danjoux


Qualified from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1989. Undertook Anaesthetic training in the Northern Deanery, including fellowship years abroad in Australia (Newcastle) and Canada (Vancouver). Appointed consultant at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in 2002.

Clinical posts/interests

  • Founder and Lead Clinician of Vascular pre-operative assessment and Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing service
  • Vascular anaesthesia
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Working with Primary care colleagues locally to develop and test new models of integrated care to improve patient fitness prior to major surgery

Academic/National posts

  • Departmental research lead for Anaesthesia
  • Visiting Professor Teesside University
  • Associate Clinical Lecturer Newcastle University
  • Member of Royal College of Anaesthetists Perioperative Medicine Leadership group
  • Preoperative Association Research Lead
  • Clinical Director for Masters programme in Perioperative Medicine, Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at Teesside University
  • National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Fellow
  • Faculty for National Perioperative Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing course

Research interests

  • Preoperative patient behaviour change and integrated healthcare delivery - I am presently leading development of an integrated programme in this area
  • Aerobic exercise interventions - my main research interest to date has focussed on the effects of short-term aerobic exercise training programs in patients prior to major surgery (Prehabilitation) and following critical illness (Rehabilitation).
  • Chief Investigator for volunteer research programme in collaboration with Ministry of Defence. This research explores the effects of pharmacological interventions on Cardiovascular physiology under conditions of simulated hypovolaemia and tissue trauma
  • Preoperative screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnoea - presently conducting research evaluating the addition of further simple screening questions to improve positive predictive value of the STOP-Bang questionnaire in identifying OSA in bariatric populations

Gerry Danjoux