Harefield Hospital

We are a tertiary adult cardiothoracic centre specialising in complex cardiac and thoracic surgery, including heart and lung transplantation, ventricular assist devices as well as both VA and VV ECMO programme. We have a primary angioplasty service with one of the fastest ‘door to procedure’ rates in the country. Lab services include complex devices such as ICDs, PFO closures and arrhythmia ablations. Trainees can expect an extremely interesting educational attachment with intensive consultant support, in both theatre and ICU environment, with opportunity to gain experience in advanced cardiac output monitoring, as well as developing skills in transoesophageal echo. We are a very approachable lot, consistently born out in our trainee feedback
We have a rich and diverse teaching programme, that is very much consultant led as well as a brand new educational centre with simulation model.

We have a body of in-trust Human Factor course instructors aimed at increasing the non-technical skills required in a multi-disciplinary team complex environment

Hospital typeSpecialist Hospital
AddressHill End Road, Harefield, Uxbridge
Hospital/Departmental Website http://www.rbht.nhs.uk/
Modules and
Training opportunities 

Cardiothoracic - intermediate, higher and advanced modules
Intensive Care

Post CCT cardiothoracic fellowships form 50% of trainee levels, with increasing degree of independence in preparation for a consultant position

Educational activities

Anaesthetic weekly teaching. One hour per week, protected
Transoesophageal echo teaching. One hour per week, protected
ICU journal club. One hour per week, protected
Academic afternoon, on clinical governance day, monthly, protected
Lunchtime educational meetings with food, in education STaR centre – various
State of the art new educational ‘STaR Centre’ with full simulation capability
In-theatre informal teaching is routine

Research activities

All trainees are encouraged to participate in our audit programme, with opportunities to present data at clinical governance days. Consultants present with specific research interests and chairs at EACTA


Total of 28 trainees including:
7 rotation trainees
13 fellows
9 ICU post-foundation (2 with cardiology rotation)

Consultant and permanent staff

Clinical lead: Dr Jerry Mitchell
18 consultants, mixed anaesthetics and pure ICU

John Farrimond – ITU, Senior Consultant Anaesthetist
Jerry Mitchell – Lead for Clinical Governance Consultant Anaesthetist
Chris Walker - Consultant Anaesthetist / Intensivist, Clinical Fellow Supervisor, Acute Pain Lead
Donna Hall – ITU Harefield Lead, Consultant Anaesthetist and Audit
Ian McGovern – ITU, Consultant Anaesthetist and Echo.
Andy Gaunt – Educational Supervisor, Consultant Anaesthetist
Nandi Marczin - Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist and research specialist
Paul Harris – College Tutor; Consultant Anaesthetist
Lakshmi Kuppurao - Consultant Anaesthetist, drugs and therapeutics lead
Simon Mattison - Consultant Anaesthetist, Clinical Lead for Theatres, medical student lead
Nick Lees – ICU, Consultant Anaesthetist, Echo lead (ICU)
Sunny Kaul - ITU and Respiratory Physician, ICU College Tutor, College Tutor to CMTs
Marco Scaramuzzi - Consultant Anaesthetist, Theatre QI/Audit Liaison
Sarka Moravcova – Consultant Anaesthetist, Echo lead (theatres)
Ben Silverman – Consultant Anaesthetist, HDU lead
Ales Hodek - Consultant Anaesthetist, Cath lab lead
Orinta Kviatkovske - Consultant Anaesthetist, Intensivist
Ana Hurtado – Consultant Intensivist
Alex Rosenberg - Consultant Intensivist, College Tutor, junior fellows,. ICU educational lead
Clara Hernandes - Consultant Intensivist
Eftichia Galiatsou - Consultant Intensivist
Katarina Lenartova – Locum Consultant Anaesthetist (as of August 2018)

Further information and contacts

Paul Harris
College Tutor
Responsible for educational supervision and training.



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