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2017 ASM Speaker Biographies

David Menon

dkm Professor David Menon MD PhD FRCP FRCA FFICM FMedSci David Menon obtained his PhD in 2006 from London University. He is Principle Investigator in the Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, and Co-Chair of the Acute Brain Injury Program at the University of Cambridge. He currently acts as Vice-Coordinator of the CENTER-TBI project, a €30 million European multicentre study of precision medicine and comparative effectiveness research in traumatic brain injury (TBI). His research interests include neurocritical care, secondary brain injury, neuroinflammation, and metabolic imaging of acute brain injury, using positron emission tomography and high field magnetic resonance imaging. Research in his group has been supported by funding from sources, including the Academy of Medical Sciences, the Medical Research Council, the European Commission’s FP7 Program, the Royal College of Anaesthetists, the Evelyn Trust, and the Wellcome Foundation.

Martin Smith


Martin Smith is a consultant in Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, University College London Hospitals and Honorary Professor at University College London. He has a clinical and research interest in monitoring and managing the acutely injured brain. Martin is Past President of the Society for Neuroscience in Anesthesiology and Critical Care and the Neuroanaesthesia and Critical Care Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He is Neuroscience Section Editor of Intensive Care Medicine, Senior Editor of Anesthesia and Analgesia and Reviews Section Editor of the Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology.

Rupert Pearse



Baroness Susan Greenfield



 Matt Wiles



 Jugdeep Dhesi



Michael Lucas James



Lorenzo Dimpel


Joseph Sebastian


Joe qualified from Imperial College in 1995, and did his Anaesthesia training on the North West Thames SPR rotation. This was followed by a Neuroanaesthesia Fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery, Queens Square. He was appointed to his present position as Consultant Neuroanaesthetist at Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Manchester in 2007. His main interests include anaesthesia for awake craniotomy & skull base surgery. He is presently the neuronaesthesia training lead for the North West Deanery, and also the lead for Theatre Equipment in his hospital. He is a member of the NICE Adoption & Impact Programme Reference Panel.

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