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Dr Robert CM Stephens BA MD FRCA FFICM 

Consultant in Anaesthesia, UCLH
Hon Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia, UCL


Education- lead for the year 4 MBBS, 6 SSM, 'Intro to Anaesthesia' course and on the MSc in Perioperative Medicine

Undergraduate Education in Anaesthesia & Perioperative Medicine

Innovative Education Methods

Endotoxin & perioperative inflammation
Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing
Maintaining Centre for Anaesthesia website
Clinical trials


Assessment of functional capacity before major non-cardiac surgery: an international, prospective cohort study.

DN Wijeysundera, RM Pearse, MA Shulman, TEF Abbott, E Torres, A Ambosta, BL Croal, JT Granton, KE Thorpe, MPW Grocott, C Farrington, PS Myles, BH Cuthbertson, on behalf of the METS study investigators. Lancet 2018; 391: 2631–40

Association of Postoperative High-Sensitivity Troponin Levels With Myocardial Injury and 30-Day Mortality Among Patients Undergoing Noncardiac Surgery

Writing Committee for the VISION Study Investigators. JAMA. 2017;317(16):1642-1651.

The International Surgical Outcomes Study group. Global patient outcomes after elective surgery: prospective cohort study in 27 low-, middle- and high-income countries.

Br J Anaesth (2016) 117 (5): 601-609.

Construction and piloting of a perioperative medicine training module. Whiteman A & Stephens R. (2016). RCoA Bulletin 98, 25-27

Sympathetic autonomic dysfunction and impaired cardiovascular performance in higher risk surgical patients: implications for perioperative sympatholysis.

Whittle J, Nelson A, Otto JM, Stephens RC, Martin DS, Sneyd JR, Struthers R, Minto G, Ackland GL. Open Heart. 2015 Oct 19;2(1)

Nonelective surgery at night and in-hospital mortality: Prospective observational data from the European Surgical Outcomes Study.

van Zaane B, van Klei WA, Buhre WF, Bauer P, Boerma EC, Hoeft A, Metnitz P, Moreno RP, Pearse R, Pelosi P, Sander M, Vallet B, Pettilä V, Vincent JL, Rhodes A; European Surgical Outcomes Study (EuSOS) group for the Trials groups of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine and the European Society of Anaesthesiology. Eur J Anaesthesiol. 2015 Jul;32(7):477-85

Myocardial Injury after Noncardiac Surgery. A Large, International, Prospective Cohort Study Establishing Diagnostic Criteria, Characteristics, Predictors, and 30-day Outcomes.

The Vascular events In noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN (VISION) Writing Group, on behalf of The Vascular events In noncardiac Surgery patIents cOhort evaluatioN (VISION) Investigators. Anesthesiology 2014; 120:564-78

Intravenous fluid therapy. 

Kumar G, Walker E, Stephens R. Trends in Anaesthesia and Critical care. Volume 4, Issues 2–3, June 2014, 55–59

An introduction to anaesthesia.

Donohue C, Hobson B, Stephens RC.Br J Hosp Med (Lond). 2013 May;74(5):C71-5.

The effect of total hip/knee replacement surgery and prophylactic dabigatran on thrombin generation and coagulation parameters

Green L, Lawrie AS, Patel R, Stephens RC, Mackie IJ, Chitolie A, Haddad FS, Machin SJ (2012). Thrombosis Research Available online January 2012

Low molecular weight polyethylene glycol improves survival in experimental sepsis.
Gareth L Ackland, Ana Gutierrez Del Arroyo, Song T Yao PhD , Robert C Stephens, Alexander Dyson, Nigel J Klein, Mervyn Singer, Alexander V Gourine.
Crit Care Med. 2010 Feb;38(2):629-36

Decreased heart rate variability in patients with cirrhosis relates to the presence and degree of hepatic encephalopathy.
Mani AR, Montagnese S, Jackson CD, Jenkins CW, Head IM, Stephens RC, Moore KP, Morgan MY.
Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2009 Feb;296(2):G330-8

Role of bacterial endotoxin in chronic heart failure: the gut of the matter.
Charalambous BM, Stephens RC, Feavers IM, Montgomery HE.
Shock. 2007 Jul;28(1):15-23

Endotoxin immunity and the development of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome in critically ill children.
Stephens RC, Fidler K, Wilson P, Barclay GR, Mythen MG, Dixon GL, Turner MW, Klein NJ, Peters MJ.
Intensive Care Med. 2006 Feb;32(2):286-94

Address Anaesthetics Department
Podium 3, Maple Link corridor
University College Hospital
235 Euston Road

UCL's new 

Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Perioperative Medicine
Research in Anaesthesia 2014  Download my talk!

UCL Respiration in Health and Disease resources 


UCL Physiotherapy

My Powerpoint Respiration and Anaesthesia no pictures!

My Powerpoint Ventilation and Anaesthesia no pictures!

Podcast on Introduction to Anaesthesia by us!

Article on Introduction to Anaesthesia by us

Anaesthesia basics notes by me

Useful Mechanics of breathing Notes from  Dr Sally Osbourne

Applied Respiratory Physiology notes from James Mitchell 

Respiratory Physiology Summary by Dr Fred Roberts

Long Respiratory Physiology Chapter by unknown

Great Respiratory Physiology Notes by unknown

Slideshow on Mechanical Ventilation by Dr Shalini Garg

Respiratory measurement by Rob Stephens Ed Burdett and Dave Walker

Overview of Respiratory Physiology by Drs Nadine Dobby and Sarah Chievely-Williams

Great YouTube presentations by Prof John West

Futier's NEJM 'Lung Protective Ventilation' 2013 study

ARDSNet 2000 'ARMA' study

ARDSNet 2004 'ALVEOLI' study

Assessing the heart for non Cardiac Surgery

Slides from talk



Canadian 2017 Guidelines

US AHA/ACC 2014 Updated Guidelines

US AHA/ACC 2009 Updated Guidelines 

European ESC/ESA 2014 Updated Guidelines

European 2009 Guidelines


MANAGE Dabigatran Trial 2018

JAMA Systematic Review 2017 on Stents

VISION study 2014: 'MINS'

London B Blocker Meta-analysis 2013

VISION Study 2012

Foix & Sear B Blockers 2013

CARP 2004

Mythen Editorial

RCOA 2014 RCOA Perioperative Medicine 6 March 2014 talk
Do get in touch if you'd lie to chat more, about the UCL MSc or Fellowships
AVA 2013

Update on Fluids 2013 Article

AVA talk on Peri-operative Fluid Controversies

Years 1 MBBS

Year 1 Acid Base Balance 2017 (.pptx no pictures)

Year 1 CIF week May talk (.pptx   no pictures) pdf version

Year 4 MBBS

Year 4 Introduction: 'Intro to Physiology and Pharmacology (no pictures pptx)

Year 4  Introduction: 'Intro to Physiology and Pharmacology (no pictures pdf)If you're having problems please click 'save as' and add .pptx  after the name

Year 4 Introduction: ICU talk Dr Bampoe/Down

Year 4 Introduction: Intro to Pain Dr Tidman

Year 4 Introduction: Intro to Pain (no pictures pptx)  and the pdf

Year 4 Anaesthesia revision Talk (no pictures)

Year 6 MBBS revision 2018

collaborator and Surgeon Mr Danny Sinitsky's boxmedicine

Sepsis 2016 guidelines

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