Dr Girish Kar

    Department of Anaesthesia, Intensive Care, Peri-Operative and Pain Medicine

Consultant Anaesthetist

GMC number: 3276956

Tel: 0208 934 2272/4

PA Contact Details

Anne O’Toole


0208 934 2274

Professional background

Qualified from Charing Cross & Westminster Medical School, London, with BSc. (Experimental Pathology) MBBS in 1991. FRCA 1997. Consultant anaesthetist at East Surrey Hospital in 2000, then Kingston Hospital since 2004.

Subspecialty interest in obstetric anaesthesia. Previous roles as risk lead, lead clinician for Anaesthetic Department (2008-2011), clinical lead for The Productive Operating Theatre Project (2011-2012)and educational lead for obstetric anaesthesia.

Anaesthetic provision for all surgical specialties at Kingston Hospital, namely general surgery, orthopaedics, gynaecology, upper and lower GI, urology, ophthalmology, dental, ENT, plus emergencies and trauma.

Awards: Level 5 Clinical Excellence Award

Research publications:

Nausea and vomiting during Caesarean section.(Letter). G.S. Kar, S.M. Ali, R.G.W. Stacey and G. Samsoon. Anaesthesia 1999; 54 (10): 1021.

High Spinal Anaesthesia: two cases encountered in a survey of 81,322 obstetric epidurals. G.S. Kar and J.G. Jenkins. International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia 2001; 10: 189-191. Presented as a poster at the Obstetric Anaesthetists’ Association meeting in 2000.

High dose intrathecal diamorphine for analgesia after Caesarean section under spinal anaesthesia. R.G.W. Stacey, R. Jones, G.S. Kar and A. Poon. Anaesthesia  2001; 56 (1): 54-60

Professional memberships

Royal College of Anaesthetists, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, Obstetric Anaesthetists Association

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