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Area of Practice Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine
Specialist Interests

Peri-operative medicine; anaesthesia for children; anaesthesia for emergency surgery; intensive care medicine

Professional Profile

Dr Mike Browning has been a consultant since 1999 having qualified MBBS from St Bartholomew’s Hospital medical school in 1988. He trained in cardiac surgery prior to starting his intended career in anaesthetics and intensive care, completing his early training at the Magill Department of Anaesthesia at The Westminster Charing Cross and Chelsea and Westminster Hospitals before moving across town to finish his training at St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals.

He was elected Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1994 and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine.

After postgraduate exams he spent nine months with the London HEMS attending severely injured patients all over the capital and followed this with a year at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Mike is a founder member of the Peri-Operative Testing and Training Society (POETTS) and a recognised trainer and mentor for cardiopulmonary exercise testing. He first set up his CPET service in 2007 (one of only eight similar ones in the UK at the time) and has completed over 3000 tests since then. He is actively involved with collaborative research in this area having won the prestigious John Farndon Prize in 2017.

He has recently finished a collaborative research project into the effects of exercise training on outcome from oesophageal cancer – the PReEMPT trial.

He is a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist and Perioperative Medicine lead with an interest in prehabilitation and management of the high risk surgical patient. He has been actively involved in the enhanced recovery and immediate perioperative care of patients following major surgery.

The information gained through cardiopulmonary exercise testing allows patients not only to have a better understanding of the risks that come with surgical procedures but also advises them on how to mitigate these risks and, more importantly, improve their own quality of life by following simple prescribed training plans both before and after surgery.