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I am a Consultant Anaesthetist at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. My major subspecialty interest is Obstetric Anaesthesia and I have been the Clinical Lead for the Obstetric Anaesthesia service for a number of years. I am also involved heavily with anaesthesia for ophthalmic, ENT and urology surgery.
I have representations on various hospital committees including Patient Blood Management and Point of Care testing. I have been involved with major service reconfigurations within the Greater Manchester area.
I have been invited to lecture in various national and international conferences and meetings. I have also been a Council Member in the Manchester Medical Society Section of Anaesthesia.
I have published several book chapters and numerous peer-reviewed publications. I have also had numerous poster and oral presentations in national and international meetings.
Areas of interest
Anaesthesia - ophthalmic; Anaesthesia - obstetric; Anaesthesia - urology; Anaesthesia - orthopaedic; Anaesthesia - ENT
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant Anaesthetist (with a special interest in Obstetric Anaesthesia) at Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
(Additional) Languages spoken
- Panjabi, Punjabi - Native or bilingual
- Hindi - Fluent
- Urdu - Fluent
'Clinical aspects of Endocrinology'
Authors: Eason H, Kochhar P
Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine; October 2011, Volume 12, Issue 10, Pages 431–437
'Haematologic disease in pregnancy'
Authors: Kochhar P, Heck A, Tower C
Core Topics in Obstetric Anaesthesia
Editors: MacLennan K, O'Brien K, Macnab W
Cambridge University Press 2015
Authors: Kochhar P, Knowles S
Obstetric Decision-Making and Simulation
Editors: MacLennan K, Robinson C
Cambridge University Press 2019
Numerous peer-reviewed publications
- MB ChB (Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery) University of Edinburgh 1996
- FRCA (Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists) Royal College of Anaesthetists 2004
Reference number 4326151
Professional bodies (positions held - last 3 yrs)
- Council Member Manchester Medical Society (Section of Anaesthesia) 2015
Details of entry to specialist register
- Anaesthetics, 2008