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Professor Jaideep Pandit

Professor Jaideep Pandit

Supernumerary Fellow in Physiological Sciences

Biography

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 and co-editor of the journal Surgery (until 2010), examining the MRCS exams. He is an Editor of the journal 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 3-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 consultants, supervising their specialist registration as trainers with the General Medical Council.

National 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 in 2014, Visiting Professor of the US Society of Anesthesiologists’ Foundation for Education & Research.

Publications

Recent publications include:

  • Pandit JJ, Cook TM, Jonker WR, O’Sullivan E. A national survey of anaesthetists (NAP5 Baseline) to estimate an annual incidence of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia in the UK. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2013; 110: 501-509.
  • Pandit JJ, Wordsworth H, Little E, Formenti F, Robbins PA. The peripheral actions of the central neuropeptide somatostatin on control of breathing: effect on metabolic rate and chemoreflex responses in humans. Progress in Brain Research 2014; 209: 231-40.
  • Pandit JJ. Volatile anaesthetic depression of the carotid body chemoreflex-mediated ventilatory response to hypoxia: directions for future research. Scientifica 2014; 2014: 1-15. [http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/394270]
  • Pandit JJ. Isolated forearm – or isolated brain? Interpeting responses during anaesthesia – or dysanaesthesia. Anaesthesia 2013; 68: 995-1009.
  • Pandit JJ, Cook TM, Jonker WR, O’Sullivan E. A national survey of anaesthetists (NAP5 Baseline) to estimate an annual incidence of accidental awareness during general anaesthesia in the UK. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2013; 110: 501-509.

 

 

Contact details

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