Professor in Anesthesiology Virginia Commonwealth University Health System Divisional Lead in Critical Care Medicine
Medical Director for RAM Care Quality Improvement
Adjunct Professor in Anesthesiology Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
Honorary Senior Fellow University of Surrey Guildford, UK
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre University College London, London, UK
Mike undertook his undergraduate medical training in the UK and Postgraduate training in the UK and Australia. He trained in internal medicine before doing anesthesiology and critical care medicine and has Fellowships with the Royal College of Physician’s, Royal College of Anaesthetists and Faculty for Intensive Care Medicine.
Mike moved to the USA from the UK at the end of 2016 to take up a clinical position in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine at VCU, Richmond, VA. He also has an adjunct Professorship at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
His interests span across the whole of the perioperative care pathway and his clinical commitments include high risk pre-assessment clinics, anaesthesia for major resections and post operative optimisation. He also has clinical commitments to surgical, trauma, transplant and neuroscience intensive care admissions.
He was one of the first clinicians to adopt Enhanced Recovery after Surgery (ERAS) principles in the 2002 and has championed it ever since. He was appointed a National Clinical Advisor in Enhanced Recovery for NHS Improvement in 2012. Mike has a keen research interest and has been investigator / Chief Investigator for multiple studies in analgesia, haemodynamic monitoring, fluid therapy and the stress response for surgery within an ERAS Protocol.
Despite being an anesthesiologist he has been jointly awarded the Farndon Prize for best Surgical Paper by the Association of Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland on 2 occasions in the last 6 years.
Mike is co-author for some of the ERAS Society Consensus Guidelines, Chair of the ERAS Education Committee and is on the ERAS Society Executive Committee. Mike has lectured extensively around the world and has published clinical trials, editorials and review papers.
For the last 10 years Mike has also been on the Editorial Board and contributor for both the UK and European Resuscitation Councils for the Advanced Life Support Manual and Immediate Life Support Manual.
He was a member of the WHO Education Committee and Member and author of the World Health Organisation LIFEBOX Project Pulse Oximetry Manual and algorithms in 7 languages. The Lifebox program is now saving countless lives around the world by putting pulse oximeters into countries faced with lack of medical resources.