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Sonja Meier is a Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Lead for Trauma Anaesthesia.
Sonja studied medicine at the Universities of Fribourg and Bern in Switzerland and trained in anaesthesia, intensive care and emergency medicine at the University Hospital Basel in Switzerland and at the University College London Hospital in London.
She is an instructor for ATLS and ACLS and a qualified facilitator at the GSTT simulation centre.
Areas of interest
Anaesthesia for obstetrics; cardio electro-physiological procedures; robot assisted operations; procedures for chronic pain; regional anaesthesia for trauma & orthopedic surgery.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Anaesthetist at Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, London
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery
Doctorate of Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
(Additional) Languages spoken
First author publication. The effect of chin lift, jaw thrust, and continuous positive airway pressure on the size of glottic opening and on stridor score in anesthetized, spontaneously breathing children. Anaesthesia & Analgesia 2002;94:494-9
2011/2012 Case note reviewer, VISION study. A large international prospective cohort study evaluating major vascular complications in patients undergoing non-cardiac surgery that requires hospital admission.
2014 Local investigator, International Surgical Outcomes Study. Rec No 13/YH/0371.
2015 Local investigator, POPULAR study, large international study investigating the pulmonary complications after use of muscle relaxants in anaesthesia.
The 360° Feedback Analysis / Clinical Report from September 2013 revealed that I provide excellent patient care and it indicated that my professionalism and working relationship with patients and colleagues is outstanding.
- FMH Anaesthesia Swiss Board Certification 2011
- Diploma for Anaesthesia & Resuscitation Swiss Board Certification 2006
- Diploma of Medicine University of Bern, Switzerland 1998
- Instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support ATLS 2007
- Instructor for Advanced Cardiac Life Support ACLS/ AHA 2007
- Facilitator and Simulation Provider SaIL Centre GSTT 2013
Reference number 7011313
Details of entry to specialist register
- Full GMC registration, 2011
Affiliations / memberships
General Medical Council, GMC
Royal College of Anaesthetists, RCOA
Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association, OAA
Enhanced Recovery After Surgery, UK, ERAS
Swiss Medical Association, FMH
Association Suisse des médecins-assistant(e)s et chef(fe)s de Clinique, ASMAC
Post treatment communication
Following treatment of a Bupa member, I will communicate with GPs in line with Department of Health, GMC and appropriate professional bodies guidelines.
In the event of an urgent query following treatment, Bupa members should use the following contact details
Dr Sonja Meier
Guy's & St Thomas' Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Westminster Bridge Road
London, SE1 7EH
Tel.: 02071887188 ext. 80652