Dr Anwar Hussein BM BCh, FRCA, DPhil, FFICM
Intensivist & SWLEOC Director
Anwar combined his medical studies with research in intensive care at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He interrupted his clinical studies to undertake postdoctoral research fellowships at McMaster University, Canada, and Vanderbilt University, USA. Upon return to the UK, postgraduate clinical training in anaesthesia and critical care medicine took place in both Oxford and London. He took up a consultant position in anaesthesia and critical care medicine in 1999.
Anwar was appointed Clinical Director of peri-operative care at SWLEOC at its inception in 2004. He leads a team of intensive care consultants that provide 24-hour medical care at the centre, a model that is unique to the UK. The provision of critical care in the Post Anaesthesia Care Unit (PACU) at SWLEOC has enabled it to undertake surgery in high-risk patients considerably safely.
Anwar combines his SWLEOC duties with the practice of Intensive Care Medicine at Epsom & St Helier hospitals. After 3 years as Royal College of Anaesthesia Tutor, he continues his interest in medical education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.