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Professor Jaideep Pandit

Professor Jaideep Pandit

Supernumerary Fellow in Physiological Sciences

Professor Pandit is Consultant Anaesthetist at the Oxford University Hospitals. He trained in Medicine at Oxford (Corpus Christi College) where he obtained a First in Physiology, and university prizes in Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Pharmacology. After a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship to support a DPhil in Respiratory Physiology, he undertook his anaesthetic training in the Oxford region. He was Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (1998-9), appointed to his NHS Consultant post at the John Radcliffe in 1999 and elected to St John’s 2000.


Teaching and Research Interests

As Fellow of St John’s College, he teaches Systems Physiology and Pharmacology. His research interests include: respiratory physiology, anaesthesia and critical care, health economics and operating room management and mechanisms of anaesthetic drug action.


National and Specialty Roles

Professor Pandit was the Academic Strategy Officer of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (2005-7), publishing the National Strategy for Academic Anaesthesia – a policy document commissioned to help prepare the specialty nationally for changes in academic medical training. He was a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (until 2010), examining the MRCS exams. For 2015-16 he serves as external Examiner to the University of Kent. He is an Editor of Anaesthesia. He sits on the Research Council of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia and is Scientific Officer of the national Difficult Airway Society (the largest specialist society in anaesthetics in the UK). In 2010 he was elected Chairman of the John Radcliffe Medical Staff Committee (chairman of consultants) for a 4-year term and the first consultant re-elected to a second term 2014. In 2014 he published the international report (NAP5, UK and Ireland) on ‘Accidental Awareness during General Anaesthesia’, culmination of a 4-year Royal College project making over 60 recommendations for clinical practice.

At the University he has been Chairman of Examiners, Graduate-Entry Medical Exams and has served as Assessor and then examiner for Final Honour School until 2009. He is Training Program Director for over 400 NHS consultants, supervising their specialist registration as trainers with the General Medical Council.

National and international awards include the Royal College Gold (Jubilee) Medal (2000), Humphry Davy Medal (2006), Macintosh Professorship (2012), and the Spring Silver Medal (2012) of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland. In 2013 he was elected Faculty Professor of the International Societies of Anaesthesia (UK, USA and Europe) and from 2014, Visiting Professor of the US Society of Anesthesiologists’ Foundation for Education & Research. He is Visiting Professor 2015 to US centres (Anesthesia at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Florida; Neurology at University of Texas Southwestern) and appointed Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford. He delivered the Victor Horsley Lecture of the British Medical Association 2015.


Publications

Recent publications include:

  • Cook TM, Andrade J, Bogod DG, Hitchman JM, Jonker WR, Lucas N, Mackay JH, Nimmo AF, O'Connor K, O'Sullivan EP, Paul RG, Palmer JH, Plaat F, Radcliffe JJ, Sury MR, Torevell HE, Wang M, Hainsworth J, Pandit JJ. 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) on accidental awareness during general anaesthesia: patient experiences, human factors, sedation, consent, and medicolegal issues. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2014; 113: 560-74.
  • Pandit JJ, Andrade J, Bogod DG, Hitchman JM, Jonker WR, Lucas N, Mackay JH, Nimmo AF, O'Connor K, O'Sullivan EP, Paul RG, Palmer JH, Plaat F, Radcliffe JJ, Sury MR, Torevell HE, Wang M, Cook TM. 5th National Audit Project (NAP5) on accidental awareness during general anaesthesia: summary of main findings and risk factors. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2014; 113: 549-59.
  • Pandit JJ. Monitoring (un)consciousness: the implications of a new definition of ‘anaesthesia’. Anaesthesia 2014; 69: 801-805.
  • Sury MRJ,  Palmer JHMG, Cook TM, Pandit JJ. The State of UK anaesthesia: a survey of National Health Service activity in 2013. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2014: 113: 575-84.
  • Pandit JJ. Acceptably aware during general anaesthesia: 'dysanaesthesia' - the uncoupling of perception from sensory inputs. Consciousness & Cogntion 2014; 27: 194-212.

Contact details

St John's College
St. Giles, Oxford OX1 3JP
Work Tel: 01865 277300
Fax: 01865 277435
University of Oxford