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I was a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and
Intensivist at Wythenshawe Hospital, South Site Manchester for over 27 years &
have recently retired from NHS practice. A tertiary referral centre for all
cardiac surgery, including cardiothoracic transplantation, an active VAD
program, as well as 1 of the 5 national ECMO centers.
I was the Past President of ACTA (Association of Cardiothoracic
Anaestheists) and was on the Directory Board for EACTA (European Association
of Cardiothoracic Anaestheists) The International Committee for the ICCVA
(International Congress of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists), EACTA
representative for the Program Committee for the SCA, (Society of
Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists) and was an examiner for the Royal College of
Anaesthetists for 11 years.
I developed transoesphageal echocardiography (TOE) at UHSM & ran an
internationally known TOE course for 15 years. I was on the British
Echo Society Accreditation committee and have written chapters in Echo
textbooks & Ophthalmology books as well as many papers & editorials.
I have organised many international & national meetings including
the first (& second) joint ACTA meetings with the Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons, satellite
meeting to the World Congress of Anaesthesiologists in Iguassu Falls, Argentina. The last was the joint meeting
with EACTA & ACTA in Manchester September 2018. I am an international
lecturer, World Congress of Anesthesiology Hong Kong, SCA in the USA, ICCVA
New Zealand & Brazil, EACTA, ACTA and CASSA.
Specialist interest apart from cardiothoracic anaesthesia & intensive care are
echocardiography especially transoesphageal, anaesthesia for plastic surgery,
breast, orthopaedic and general surgery
Areas of interest
Cosmetic surgery:; Anaesthesia - cardiothoracic: Echocardiography: Breast: general: orthopeodic surgery: Intensive care
I will anaesthetise anyone over the age of 16 yrs .
I don not anaesthetise for biariatric surgery, neurosurgery including spinal surgery
Current NHS consultant posts held
Retired from Wythenshawe Hospital July 2018
Continued in private practice
Golf, gardening, cycling, cooking
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Spanish - Conversational
Echo for heart transplantation submitted January 2020
Co-author Echo for Coronary Revascularisation 3rd Edition of
Practical Approach to Transoesophageal echocardiography. Perrino &
Reeves 2014 & 4th edition 2019
Author for Anaesthesia for Thoracic Aortic Surgery Oxford Handbook
of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia 2015
Co-Author for Oxford Handbook of Anaesthesia on Transthoracic Echo
Anaesthesia for Cataract Surgery chapter, Opthalmology 1st, 2nd
editions Mosby:45;2006 441-447
Anaesthesia for Tonsils and Adenoids. Handbook of Clinical
Anaesthesia. J. Goldstone, B.J. Pollard. 1996
Management of the airway and lung isolation for thoracic surgery
during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Greenhalgh D.Anaesthesia. 2020 Nov;75(11):1548. doi:
10.1111/anae.15167. Epub 2020 Jun 11.PMID: 32525216 Free PMC
article. No abstract available.
Strategies for the prevention of peri-operative transoesophageal
Ashworth AD, Greenhalgh DL.Anaesthesia. 2020 Jan;75(1):3-6. doi:
10.1111/anae.14772. Epub 2019 Jul 4.
Preoperative rehabilitation for thoracic surgery.
Templeton R, Greenhalgh D.
Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2019
Intravascular Folding of a Peripheral Venous VA-ECMO Cannula for
Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
Charlesworth M, Barker JM, Greenhalgh D, Garcia M, Szentgyorgyi L,
Artif Organs. 2018 Jan;42(1):104-105.
Standards for Heart Valve Surgery in a ‘Heart Valve Centre of
Excellence’ Chambers J, Ray S, Prendergast B, Graham T, Campbell B,
Greenhalgh D, Petrou M, Tinkler J, Gohike- Barwolf C, Mestres C, 6
Rosenhek R, Pibarot, Otto C, Sundt, T Open Heart. 2015 Jul 7;2(1). I
was the only anaesthetist on the panel
Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation as an Alternative to Ventilation
Malagon I, Greenhalgh D Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 2013 Feb;26(1):47-
Editorial: Perioperative Transoesphageal Echocardiography: Past,
present & future Greenhalgh DL, Patrick MR Anaesthesia. 2012
Management of metabolic acidosis: Does correction with sodium
bicarbonate do more harm than good? Ashworth A, Carle C,
Greenhalgh D. British Journal of Hospital Medicines July 2010, Vol71,
no 7 357.
Update on anaesthetic approach to pulmonary hypertension. Teo YW,
Greenhalgh DL. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2010 Apr 27 (4); 317-23
- MB CHB Victoria University of Manchester 1980
- FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists 1987
- FFICM Faculty of Intensive CAre Medicine 2011
- Transoesphageal Echocardiography ACTA/BSE 2003
Reference number 2642440
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- President of Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists ACTA 2012
Details of entry to specialist register
- Anaesthetics, 1994
Affiliations / memberships
Association of Cardiothoracic Anaestheitsts
European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaestheitsts