Michael Sury

Mike Sury is a Consultant Paediatric Anaesthetist and has worked at Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) since 1990. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the UCL Institute of Child Health.

Mike qualified from Kings College Hospital Medical School in 1980 and was trained in anaesthesia at Worcester Royal Infirmary, St Bartholomew’s, Alder Hey and Kings College Hospitals. He was a research fellow at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. Since taking a Consultant post at GOSH in 1990 he has continued to undertake clinical research while remaining a full time clinician.


Dr Sury is the lead for sedation and anaesthesia for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures outside operating theatres (endoscopy, MRI, interventional radiology, cardiac angiography and short painful procedures). He is also the lead for anaesthesia for cleft lip and palate surgery.

Qualifications and training

  • 1995 FRCA

  • 2010 PhD, UCL


  • Co-editor of Hatch and Sumner’s “Textbook of Paediatric Anaesthesia” 3rd ed

  • Chairman of NICE guideline development group “Sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in children and young people”

  • Organisor of national conferences “Safe Paediatric Sedation”

  • International lecturer on paediatric sedation

Research interests

Dr Sury leads anaesthesia research at GOSH and the UCL Institute of Child Health. His interests include the development of fast acting sedation and anaesthesia techniques, level of consciousness monitoring and the assessment of new technology in infants.

He has published on a wide range of anaesthesia topics and he supervises trainees and medical student undertaking small research projects.


Telephone: 020 7829 8865

Email: mike.sury@gosh.nhs.uk