Dr Pratheeban Nambyiah

paediatric anaesthetist Great Ormond Street London

I've been a consultant paediatric anaesthetist at GOSH since 2017. After medical school, I completed specialist training in Cambridge and Norwich, and took fellowships in Simulation and Medical Education (at the University of Ottawa Skills & Simulation Centre), paediatric anaesthesia (at GOSH), and an MRC doctoral training fellowship where I developed automated quantitative methods of measuring persistent behavioural changes after anaesthesia in nematode worms (yes, really...).

I continue to be involved with medical education at GOSH and UCL. I'm the Lead for Simulation Development at GOSH, co-director of the UCL intercalated BSc in Paediatrics and Child Health, and Honorary Associate Professor at UCL GOSH Institute of Child Health (ICH).

I sit on the NICE Technology Appraisals Committee, which considers the clinical and cost effectiveness of new therapies submitted for NHS funding. I'm also a member of the Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists Scientific Committee, and sit on the GOSH Clinical Research Appraisals Committee.


Most of my clinical work is in anaesthesia for paediatric spines and scoliosis surgery, otolaryngology and general surgery.


BA, Medical Sciences & Archaeology, University of Cambridge, 2001.

BM BCh, University of Oxford, 2004.

Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene, University of Liverpool, 2007.

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2010.

MD(Res), Imperial College London, 2020.

Recent Publications

NICE Technology Appraisal Guidance Publications

Horan R, Sortica da Costa C, Nambyiah P. The persistent effects of anaesthesia on the brain. BJA Education. 2023.

Khanduja K, Bould MD, Andrews M, LeBlanc V, Schebasta K, Burns J, Waldolf R, Nambyiah P, Dale-Tam J, Houzé-Cerfon C, Boet S. Impact of unexpected death in a simulation scenario on skill retention, stress and emotions: A simulation-based randomized controlled trial. Cureus. 2023.

Nambyiah P, Brown A. Quantitative Behavioural Phenotyping to Investigate Anaesthesia-Induced Neurobehavioural Impairment. Scientific Reports. 2021.

Visram S, Potts L, Seibre N, Rogers Y, Broughton E, Chigaru L, Nambyiah P. Making the invisible visible: New perspectives on the intersection of human-environment interactions of clinical teams in intensive care. Journal of Perinatology. 2021.

Nambyiah P, Boet S, Moore G, Boyle R, Aylward D, Jakubow A, Lam S, Abdulla K, Bould D. A distributed learning strategy improves performance and retention of skills in neonatal resuscitation. UOJM. 2021.

Griffiths K, Morgan P, Johnson S, Nambyiah P, Soriano S, Johnson K, Xu J, Garber C, Maxwell L, Saraiya N. A summary of preclinical poster presentations at the Sixth Biennial Pediatric Anesthesia Neurodevelopment Assessment Symposium. Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology. 2019.

Boet S, Bould MD, Pigford A, Rössler B, Nambyiah P, Bunting A, Schebasta K. Retention of Basic Life Support in Laypeople: Mastery Learning vs Time-based Education. Prehospital Emergency Care. 2017.

Nambyiah P, Umbarje K, Amir R, Parikh M, Oosthuysen S. Sonographic assessment of arterial frequency and distribution within the brachial plexus: a comparison with the cadaveric record. Anaesthesia. 2011