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Jun 2013Present

Specialist Anaesthesiologist

Private Practice

Associate Anaesthesiologist - Dunkeld Anaesthetic Practice. 

Covering all areas of clinical anaesthesiology practice, with interest in Paediatric Anaesthesiology.

Jan 2008May 2013

Specialist Anaesthesiologist

Gauteng Department of Health

Employed at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital - joint appointment with the University of the Witwatersrand.

Responsibilities include

  • Anaesthesia Provision (Clinical work)
    • Responsible for delivery of Anaesthesia and peri-operative care to patients presenting for surgery in multiple surgical disciplines.
  • Teaching and Academic Responsibilities
    • Undergraduate
      • Ad hoc teaching in the theatre environment
      • Formalised lecture at the start of each GEMP III block to rotating students. (Every 6 weeks)
  • Postgraduate - Registrars
    • I am responsible for the formal FCA Part I teaching program across the entire WITS circuit - including academic content and logistics. To this end I have established an online presence where candidates can view the timetable, and where tutorials, mock questions and notes can be posted. (http://www.fcaone.wordpress.com)
    • Delivery of formal tutorials to candidates for the FCA I and FCA II exams.
    • Non formalised teaching in the theatre environment.
  • Courses Run/Organised
    • Organised the National FCA Part I Anaesthetic Refresher course in 2011 - including academic program, visiting speakers, CPD, catering and delegate management
  • Academic Lectures Delivered
    • National FCA I Anaesthetic Refresher courses
      • 2009 - Circle systems and Low Flow Anaesthesia
      • 2011 - Circle Systems and Low Flow Anaesthesia; Transducers and Damping
      • 2012 - Transducers and Damping, Gas Laws
    • WITS Anaesthesia GP Refresher Course
      • 2008 - Obstetric Anaesthesia; Recovery Room Problems
      • 2009 - Day Case Surgery; Paediatric Surgical Emergencies
    • SASA Meeting - Colleges of Medicine, Parktown
      • 27 May 2009 - "Quality Assurance in Anaesthesia"
  • Examinations
    • Appointed examiner for the Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists Part I Exam (Physics) - March 2012, August 2012 sessions
    • Appointed Examiner for the MMed(Anaes) Part I Physics Exam of the University of the Witwatersrand  -
  • Publications
    • Have reviewed for the South African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - various case reports and original research papers.
    • The Specialist Forum - October 2011 - "The Adult with Congenital Cardiac Disease"
  • Administration
    • Have held numerous administrative portfolios including
      • Weekly academic meetings (Jan 2008 - July 2009)
      • Dry disposables (July 2009 - January 2012)
      • Registrar Leave and Night Call Roster (Current)
      • FCA I Teaching - July 2008 to present
  • Management
    • Currently sit on Departmental Management Committee as the elected consultant representative from CMJAH
Jan 2004Dec 2008

Registrar in Anaesthesiology

Gauteng Department of Health

Trainee Anaesthesiologist

Jan 2003Nov 2003

Locum SHO (orthopaedics)

Various NHS trusts

Multiple secondments at various sites in the NHS, United Kingdom

Jan 2002Dec 2002

Medical Officer - Orthopaedic Surgery

Gauteng Department of Health
Jan 2001Dec 2001

Community Service Medical Officer

Limpopo Department of Health
Jan 2000Dec 2000

Medical Intern(House Officer)

Gauteng Department of Health

Education

Jan 2004Dec 2007

FCA(SA)

Colleges of Medicine of South Africa
Jan 1989Dec 1993

St Benedict's College
19841988

Christian Brothers College

Overview

Specialist Anaesthesiologist, passionate photographer and proud father.

I have been a specialist anaesthesiologist  since January 2004. 

My areas of clinical interest include 

Cardiac Anaesthesia (particularly Paediatric) 

Ultrasound Guided Regional Anaesthesia 

I have been involved in medical education, especially of postgraduate anaesthesia trainees. I have sat on the examination panel for the FCA I Exam.

Interest

Photography

PSSA 3* Rated Photographer (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mikeblackburn)

Running

Summary

Qualifications

1999              MBBCh - Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (University of the Witwatersrand)

2004              DA(SA) - Diploma in Anaesthesia (Colleges of Medicine of South Africa)

2007 FCA(SA) - Fellowship of the College of Anaesthesia (Colleges of Medicine of South Africa)

Education appointments

2004-present Junior Lecturer (Joint Appointment) - University of the Witwatersrand

Conference Presentations

2008WITS Anaesthesia GP refresher Course - Obstetric Anaesthesia; Recovery Room Problems

2009WITS Anaesthesia GP Refresher Course - Day Case Surgery; Paediatric Surgical Emergencies

2009National FCA I Anaesthetic Refresher Course (Johannesburg) - Circle systems and Low Flow Anaesthesia.

2009SASA Meeting - Parktown, Jhb - 27/5 - Quality Assurance in Anaesthesia

2011National FCA I Anaesthetic Refresher Course (Johannesburg) - Circle systems and Low FlowAnaesthesia; Transducers and Damping

2012National FCA I Anaesthetic Refresher Course (Johannesburg) -  Transducers and Damping; Gas Lawas and their Application

Personal Details

Nationality :- South African

Date of Birth:-13-06-1976

Marital Status :- Married

Medical Registration:-

South Africa :- MP0517038

United Kingdom:6060338

References

Eduard Oosthuizen

Simon Robertson

Staff specialist at my training institution and colleague as a junior consultant prior to emigration to Australia.

Bill Wilson