Affiliation: Anaesthesia University College Hospital, London, United Kingdom;
Award / titles received: MB BCh, FRCA
Statement of expertise for the sub-committee: Consultant Anaesthetist in Obstetric Anaesthesia. Head of Clinical Research for Obstetric Anaesthesia.
Biography: Dr. Fernando was educated at the University College of Wales Medical School, Cardiff, South Wales, UK before completing his advanced anesthesia training at the Hammersmith and Queen Charlottes Hospitals in London. He has been a consultant anaesthetist since 1994 initially working at the Royal Free Hospital in London and transferring in 2008 to University College London Hospital where he now coordinates mainly clinical research in obstetric anaesthesia. He served as the Honorary Treasurer for the 2,500 member Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (OAA) for 6 years, chaired its Scientific & Educational Meetings subcommittee for a further 6 years, and took over as OAA President for a 3-year term from May 2014. He has also worked for 6 years as part of the Obstetric Anaesthesia subcommittee of the European Society of Anaesthesiology (ESA) and for 10 years as an examiner for the Royal College of Anaesthetists, finishing his duties in June 2013. He is currently serving a 4-year term on the Council of the Association of Anaesthetists of GB and Ireland (AAGBI). Dr. Fernando is on the editorial boards of 2 journals including the International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia and lectures extensively both within the UK and abroad.
Disclosure of Interest: None declared
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