Professor Ramani Moonesinghe

anaesthesia

 

Professor Ramani Moonesinghe is professor of perioperative medicine, head of the Centre of Perioperative Medicine and head of the Department of Targeted Intervention within the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science at UCL.

Professor Ramani Moonesinghe is professor of perioperative medicine, head of the Centre of Perioperative Medicine and head of the Department of Targeted Intervention within the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science at UCL. She is an honorary consultant anaesthetist at University College London (UCL) Hospitals, where she was previously also a consultant in critical care medicine (2009-2018).

She is director of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded UCL/UCLH Surgical Outcomes Research Centre and was previously a faculty tutor in Intensive Care Medicine and a trust clinical lead for organ donation at UCLH. She has been a board member of the National Institute for Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA) since 2009 and was the NIAA's academic training advisor between 2012 and 2016; she was also the academic training program director for the London Academy of Anaesthesia for five years. Ramani was a council member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists between 2008 and 2012. She was the local NIHR clinical research network lead for Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain in North Thames (2015-2017) and remains on the NIHR’s national specialty group representing the HSRC. In 2016, she was appointed as associate national clinical director for elective care at NHS England; she is also a member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA) perioperative medicine leadership team.

Ramani's academic interest is health services and improvement research in perioperative medicine, in particular, risk stratification and outcome measurement with a view to improving the quality of care for patients undergoing major surgery. In 2015, she was awarded a senior postdoctoral fellowship in improvement science by the Health Foundation and through that established the RCoA HSRC national Perioperative Quality Improvement Programme which measures and improves morbidity and patient reported outcome after major non-cardiac surgery in adults. For the HSRC she also leads SNAPs 1 and 2, the Children’s Acute Surgical Abdomen Programme, the Perioperative Improvement Research Laboratory and the Global Health Strategy. She is also a member of NIAA’s NELA project team.

Last updated 18:56 21.03.2020