Doug completed his undergraduate Medical Degree at Oxford University. He started his career as a General Paediatrician, Neonatologist (Intensive Care for Babies) and once qualified in these disciplines returned to Oxford University where he completed a PhD on the Molecular Genetics of Lung Inflammation.
After working as a Consultant Neonatologist and Clinical Academic (22 peer reviewed publications and 12 funded research grants) for some years he extended his clinical capabilities in critical care medicine by moving into Anaesthetics. He has completed a combined Anaesthetic and Paediatric Intensive Care Fellowship at the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne and augmented his skills in Cancer Anaesthesia with a Fellowship at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
He is currently a full time Staff Anaesthetist at the Austin Hospital with specific interests in Cancer Anaesthesia, Paediatric Anaesthesia (Anaesthesia for children) and Bariatric Anaesthesia, that is Anaesthesia for those who are overweight.
Doug’s ongoing research looks at optimising the clinical outcomes for patients undergoing general surgery. To that end he is working on projects looking at brain perfusion in cardiac and general surgery, and the influence of anaesthesia through the vein (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia, TIVA) in cancer patients as well as Bariatric Patients. Doug also has an interest in cardiac function in intensive care and around the time of surgery.
When not giving anaesthetics Doug enjoys travelling with his family and is an enthusiastic long distance swimmer having crossed the English Channel solo in 2014 and Rottnest Channel solo in 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Doug aims to provide you with a calm and safe anaesthetic experience which is tailored to your individual needs and also to ensure that you have minimum discomfort in the post operative period.
Doug is an independent anaesthetist that provides his services from the Cancer Specialists premises.