Helen Hume-Smith

Helen Hume-Smith, Consultant Anaesthesist
Dr Helen Hume-Smith is a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist at Great Ormond Street Hospital. She is also a Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Insitute of Child Health.

Dr Hume-Smith is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health.


Dr Hume-Smith is interested in all aspects of general paediatric anaesthesia with a special emphasis on anaesthesia for renal transplantation and urology.


Registered degrees:

  • BSc (1st Class)
  • MBBS
  • FRCA
  • McGill Gold Medal
Dr Hume-Smith undertook her undergraduate training at St Mary’s Hospital. After medical posts at the Hammersmith Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital, Australia she completed general anaesthesia training through University College Hospital, London.

Specialty training in Paediatric Anaesthesia was pursued at Great Ormond Street Hospital and BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver.

Dr Hume-Smith is an experienced instructor on Advanced Paediatric Life Support courses.

Research Interests

She has lectured both nationally and internationally and has published a number of peer reviewed original papers, posters, review articles and book chapters.

Dr Hume-Smith’s current research focus is to investigate the effects of long term intubation in children. She is the principal investigator on an international multicentre trial and has received an NIAA/NIHR grant to support this work.


You can contact Dr Hume-Smith via the Anaesthetic department on 020 7829 8865