Dr Desikan Rangarajan


Hospital: Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address: Homerton Row, London E9 6SR

Supervisor: Dr Desikan Rangarajan

Telephone: 0208 510 5218

Enquiries: Dr Desikan Rangarajan or Dr Paul Howell

Duration: 12 months from February

Grade: Post-fellowship ST5, 6 or 7, or equivalent


This 12-month post would be suitable for post fellowship trainees (or equivalent) seeking to expand their experience in obstetric anaesthesia. The fellowship closely matches the advanced curriculum set out by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and will allow the post holder to develop as a well-rounded clinician equipped to meet the challenges of a consultant role. An enthusiasm for working as a member of a multidisciplinary team is essential.

The appointee will be expected to contribute to departmental clinical governance activities essential in preserving a quality service. These activities will be fully supported and there is a wealth of information captured on to our paperless patient record system. There are established internal forums for presentation and generating action plans.

Though previous research experience is not essential, the fellow will be expected to participate in ongoing projects. The post holder will also be encouraged to initiate projects and to present their work at national/international meetings and through publication in peer reviewed journals. Protected time to pursue these activities will be incorporated into the rota. The fellow will also be encouraged to attend a research methodology and development course.


The successful applicant will have a 1 in 8 on call commitment covering emergency obstetrics and will also be expected to undertake elective obstetric work. In addition there will be ample opportunity to attend the high risk obstetric anaesthesia clinic and high risk obstetric clinics.


The Homerton University Hospital houses a busy high risk obstetric unit with more than 6000 births per year. The unit serves women from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds and is committed to delivering exceptional quality. In addition it is a tertiary neonatal referral centre and is the regional centre for bariatric surgery. The anaesthetic department is dedicated to maintaining high standards and is the first in the country to achieve Anaesthesia Clinical Service Accreditation (ACSA) from the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

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