Dr David de Beer

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr David de Beer

Credentials

  • All aspects of general paediatric anaesthesia  

  • Craniofacial anaesthesia 

  • Urology anaesthesia (including adrenal tumours/ phaeochromocytoma) 

  • Anaesthesia Lead: Simulation and Human Factors  

  • Co-Chair: Medical equipment and Supply Group (MESG) 

Qualifications: 

  • BSc (Zoology), University of Cape Town, South Africa 

  • MB ChB, University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa 

  • Diploma in Child Health (DCH), College of Medicine of South Africa  

  • Anaesthesia training, St George’s Hospital, London 

  • FRCA (1998) 

  • Specialist training in paediatric anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust 

Membership: 

  • Royal College of Anaesthetists  

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland  

  • Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists 

  • Member of National Adrenocortical Tumour Working Group 

  • Member of International Enhanced Recovery (ERAS) Neonatal Guidelines Working Group 

  • Simulation (National Lead for Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia for Consultants, MEPA FC)  

  • Enhanced Recovery after Surgery 

  • Preoperative anaemia  

 

News & Publications

Dr de Beer has written a number of scientific articles for a range of peer reviewed journals. His more recent publications include: 

Everett T, Mackinnon R, de Beer D. Ten years of simulation-based training in paediatric anaesthesia: The inception, evolution and dissemination of the Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) course. Paediatric Anesthesia 2017; 27: 984-90. 

DAH de Beer, FD Nesbitt, GT Bell, A Rapuleng. The Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM): assessment of a new anaesthesia workstation built with global health in mind British Journal of Anaesthesia 2017; 72: 444-451. 

Taylor M, Everett T, de Beer D, Mackinnon R. Managing emergencies in pediatric anesthesia (MEPA): evolution of an international simulation training collaboration to improve the management of pediatric anesthetic emergencies 10AP3-6. Eur J Anesthesiology 2014; 31:168-9. 

de Beer D, Bell G, Walker I. Universal anaesthesia machine (UAM): evaluation of a new anaesthesia workstation for use in the developing world. British Journal of Anaesthesia 2012 108 (suppl 2): 1247.0. 

de Beer D, Bingham R. The child with facial abnormalities. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol 2011; 24 (3): 282-8. 

Choi AY, Ahmed NS, de Beer DA. Metabolic changes during major craniofacial surgery. Pediatr Anaesth 2010; 20: 851-5.  

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