Professor Jaideep J Pandit



Term of office on Council

March 2015–2021

Register of Interests

  • Deputy Scientific Officer, Difficult Airway Society.
  • Editor, 'Anaesthesia'.
  • Professorial and Governing Body Fellow by Special Election, St John's College, Oxford.
  • Associate Professor, Nuffield Department of Clinical Sciences, University of Oxford.
  • Deputy Chairman of Medical Staff Committee (Chairman of Consultants) Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust.
  • Local Negotiating Committee and British Medical Association Member, Oxford.
  • Visiting Professor, Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, American Society of Anesthesiologists.
  • Jobson Visiting Professor, University of Sydney, Australia, 2016–2017.
  • USP Visiting Professor, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, 2017–2018.
  • Associate Director, Medical Education, Worcester Acute NHS Trust (on part-time secondment from Oxford University).
  • Clinical Associate, New Care Models, NHS England.
  • I undertake modest private practice but draw no income from it; monies are paid into a fund to support research.
  • I or my immediate family holds investments or insurance policies directly or indirectly with Standard Life, Friends Provident, AXA PPP, Aviva which are companies that have some involvement in healthcare related matters.
  • My wife is:
    • Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Executive, University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwick (UHCW).
    • Consultant Gynaecologist, UHCW.
    • Professor of Practice, University of Warwick.


Professor Pandit is Consultant Anaesthetist at the Oxford University Hospitals. He trained in Medicine at Oxford (Corpus Christi College) where he obtained a First in Physiology, and university prizes in Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Pharmacology. After a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship to support a DPhil in Respiratory Physiology, he undertook his anaesthetic training in the Oxford region. He was Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (1998-9), appointed to his NHS Consultant post at the John Radcliffe in 1999 and elected to St John’s 2000.

As Fellow of St John’s College, he teaches Systems Physiology and Pharmacology. His research interests include: respiratory physiology, anaesthesia and critical care, health economics and operating room management and mechanisms of anaesthetic drug action.

Professor Pandit was the Academic Strategy Officer of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (2005-2007), publishing the National Strategy for Academic Anaesthesia – a policy document commissioned to help prepare the specialty nationally for changes in academic medical training. He was a member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (until 2010), examining the MRCS exams. For 2015-2016 he served as external Examiner to the University of Kent. Professor Pandit is an Editor of Anaesthesia.

In 2010 he was elected Chairman of the John Radcliffe Medical Staff Committee (chairman of consultants) for a 4-year term and the first consultant re-elected to a second term 2014. In 2014 he published the international report (NAP5, UK and Ireland) on ‘Accidental Awareness during General Anaesthesia’, culmination of a 4-year Royal College project making over 60 recommendations for clinical practice.

At the University Professor Pandit has been Chairman of Examiners, Graduate-Entry Medical Exams and has served as Assessor and then examiner for Final Honour School until 2009. He is Training Programme Director for over 400 NHS consultants, supervising their specialist registration as trainers with the General Medical Council.

National and international awards include the Royal College Gold (Jubilee) Medal (2000), Humphry Davy Medal (2006 & 2016), Macintosh Professorship (2012), and the Spring Silver Medal (2012) of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland. He delivered the Victor Horsley Lecture of the British Medical Association 2015.

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