History of the OAA

The Obstetric Anesthetists' Association (OAA) is a Registered Charity, formed in 1969. We are a specialist organisation providing an authoritative voice on safety in maternity services through education, information and guidance.

Currently we have around 2500 members, of whom about 80% are in the UK, with the rest spread around the five continents.


Past Presidents

  • 2014 - 2017 - Dr Roshan Fernando
  • 2011 - 2014 - Dr David Bogod
  • 2008 - 2011 - Dr P. Howell (London)
  • 2005 - 2008 - Dr G. Lyons (Leeds)
  • 2002 - 2005 - Dr G. O'Sullivan (London)
  • 1999 - 2002 - Dr A. E. May (Leicester)
  • 1996 - 1999 - Dr T. A. Thomas (Bristol)
  • 1993 - 1996 - Dr B. M. Morgan (London)
  • 1990 - 1993 - Dr L. E. S. Carrie (Oxford)
  • 1987 - 1990 - Dr M. E. Tunstall (Aberdeen)
  • 1984 - 1987 - Dr D. D. Moir (Glasgow)
  • 1981 - 1984 - Dr T. H. L. Bryson (Liverpool)
  • 1979 - 1981 - Dr A. G. Doughty (Kingston-upon-Thames)
  • 1976 - 1979 - Dr D. B. Scott (Edinburgh)
  • 1969 - 1976 - Dr J. Selwyn Crawford (Birmingham)

Gold Medalists

The committee considers nominations for gold medalists and decides who should be a recipient. The medalist should be someone who has made an exceptional contribution to obstetric anaesthesia and anaglesia or to the aims of the Association.

Dr Robin Russell

2016

Ian Russell

2009

Dr B.M. Morgan

(London)
1997

Dr J. Thorburn

(Glasgow)
1996

Prof F.J.M. Reynolds

(London)
1995

Dr M.E Tunstall

(Aberdeen)
1990

Dr D. Moir

(Glasgow)
1988

Prof M.Rosen

(Cardiff)
1986

Dr A. Doughty

(Kingston-upon-Thames)
1982

Dr J. Selwyn Crawford

(Birmingham)
1981

Dr G.F. Marx

(New York)
1980

Philip Bromage

1979

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