Dr Elizabeth Whitehead


Dr Elizabeth Whitehead is a Consultant Anaesthetist at the Ealing Hospital in London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Department of Anaesthetics at Imperial College School of Medicine. She was appointed the Divisional Director for Surgery and Critical Care for the Ealing Hospital NHS Trust in 2003, having been the Clinical Director of Anaesthesia from 2001.

She has experience in complex problems of early pregnancy having worked as a fellow at St. George's Hospital during her career and has written several peer reviewed articles for medical journals and book chapters. She joined the Lister Fertility Clinic in 2012 as a research fellow investigating women with recurrent miscarriage and problems related to reproductive immunology.

Dr Whitehead has admitting rights to the BMI Clementine Churchill and The Lister Hospital in London. She specialises in anaesthesia for endocrine surgery, colorectal surgery and neurosurgery, however she undertakes anaesthesia across all the surgical specialities. She has particular interests in Intensive Care and the peri-operative care of the high risk patient. She has developed, with Dr Mary Laban, the use of remifentanil as a sedation technique in local anaesthetic approaches to neck exploration.

Anaesthesia Department
Ealing Hospital
London UB1 3HW
United Kingdom


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