By: 29 May 2018
Professor Ravi Mahajan elected next President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists

Professor Ravi Mahajan from Nottingham University Hospital NHS Trust has been elected President of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in succession to Dr Liam Brennan. Ravi Mahajan is a highly regarded clinical academic and anaesthetist. He was elected to RCoA’s Council in March 2007 and is currently a Vice President. He will take up the post in September 2018.

Current RCoA President Liam Brennan said: “Ravi has had a long association with the College in a variety of roles and is a highly respected member of the anaesthetic specialty. Since joining Council in 2007 Ravi has made a significant contribution to a number of areas of College activity. These include leading work on our core standards setting document ‘Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services’ to attain NICE accreditation; and as editor-in-chief of our members’ peer review journal, the British Journal of Anaesthesia, helping it attain number one status for impact factor in the world for anaesthetic journals. I am confident in his ability to lead and advance the position of the College in the development of anaesthesia and perioperative medicine, fully supporting our fellows and members to deliver the best outcomes for patients.”

President-elect Professor Ravi Mahajan said: “I am honoured by the confidence the Council of the Royal College of Anaesthetists has shown in me by electing me as President. The next few years will undoubtedly remain challenging for NHS doctors of all specialties, including anaesthetists. I will do my utmost, along with Council, to represent the needs of patients and our fellows and members in delivering high quality perioperative care. I would also like to congratulate Dr Janice Fazackerley and Dr Simon Fletcher for being elected as Vice Presidents and look forward to working with them. Finally, on behalf of all fellows, members, staff and Council, I would like to thank Dr Brennan for his leadership over the past three years as President. The College has made significant progress across many different areas during Liam’s tenure – a legacy he should be rightly proud of.”

Source: RCoA