Critical care and anaesthesia
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Dr Nicholas James Lees went to medical school at the University of Leicester. He trained in anaesthesia in London on the Central Thames rotation and in intensive care medicine as part of the pan-London deanery. Dr Lees was awarded his dual certificate of completion of training (CCT) in 2009.

He continued with cardiothoracic specialist training at Papworth Hospital, followed by a year as a locum consultant at St George’s Hospital.

He has accreditation for transoesophageal echo from the British Society of Echocardiography and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging. 

Areas of expertise 

Dr Lees’ areas of expertise include: 

  • cardiothoracic anaesthesia
  • critical care
  • the use of transoesophageal echocardiography.

Clinical interests and memberships 

Dr Lees’ clinical interests include ECMO, blood conservation and echocardiography. He holds a European Diploma in Intensive Care and is a Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care (UK).

Research and publications

Dr Lees has contributed to a number of original research papers, review articles and book chapters for peer-reviewed publications.