David Yates

David Yates has been a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at York Teaching Hospital since August 2008. He graduated from Leeds University in 1999 and remained in the Yorkshire region for Registrar training.

He has recently set up one of the UK’s first Perioperative Medicine Services in York. His clinical work involves running a pre-assessment clinic, anaesthesia for major general and vascular surgery, conducting Perioperative Medicine ward rounds on the surgical floor and Intensive Care Medicine. Ongoing interests include the identification and management of the high-risk surgical patient, regional anaesthesia, improving patient fitness for major surgery and improving patient safety.

He is the Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain Clinical Lead for the Yorkshire & Humber Comprehensive Research Network and his research/QI interests include prehabilitation and preoperative exercise therapies for high risk surgical patients, the use of CPET for risk stratification, optimising haemodynamics using non-invasive cardiac output monitoring and improving perioperative outcomes using protocolised care.