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Dr Stephen WebbDr Stephen T Webb MB BCh BAO FRCA EDIC FFICM MFMLM

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care

Contact Details
Switchboard 01480 830541
Fax 01480 831315

Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Secretaries:
Melanie Yea
Tel: 01480-364406

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine.

Specialist Clinical Interests
Cardiothoracic anaesthesia, Cardiothoracic intensive care, Patient safety.

Research & Education Interests
Multi-centre collaborative research, Quality improvement, Clinical audit

Professional Profile
Dr Webb graduated from Queen's University Belfast and trained in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Northern Ireland and the East of England. He gained dual speciality Certification of Completion of Training in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine awarded by the Royal College of Anaesthetists and the Inter-collegiate Board for Training in Intensive Care Medicine before being appointed as Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Papworth Hospital in 2008.

Specialist Clinical Interests
Dr Webb’s clinical interests include all aspects of cardiothoracic intensive care including acute kidney injury and fluid management, prevention of healthcare-associated infection, post-cardiac arrest care and acute heart failure. He is part of the team providing the regional Respiratory Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) service. Dr Webb also has a special interest in conscious sedation for healthcare procedures. 

Educational Interests
Dr Webb teaches trainee doctors about patient safety and quality improvement as part of the Royal College of Physicians’ Learning to Make a Difference Programme. Dr Webb has co-organised a number of national educational meetings for the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists and recently co-organised a conscious sedation conference for the Royal College of Physicians. He is a member of the teaching faculty on a number of nationally recognised courses including the Care of the Critically Ill Surgical Patient Course and the Cardiac Surgery Advanced Life Support Course. Dr Webb is a Clinical Supervisor for trainee doctors in Intensive Care and contributes to the University of Cambridge Medical Student educational programme at Papworth. He also organises the Tracheostomy Safety Course and the Safer Sedation Course at Papworth. 

Research interests
Dr Webb is the lead clinical advisor for the Assessment of Risk in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care (ARCtIC), a joint initiative of the Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists and Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre (ICNARC). He is the Royal College of Anaesthetists’ Quality, Audit and Research Coordinator at Papworth and has led Papworth’s participation in a number of multi-centre research studies. 

Other interests
As well as strong commitment to education and research, Dr Webb also holds positions with the National Institute for Health & Care Excellence (NICE), Royal College of Physicians, Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management, NHS East of England Clinical Senate Council and Eastern Area Intensive Care Group. Dr Webb is the Lead Clinician for Clinical Governance and Chair of the Quality & Safety Management Group at Papworth. Dr Webb is also Staff Governor (Doctors) and sits on the Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Council of Governors.

Education and Training
Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FFICM) UK - 2011
Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCA) & Inter-collegiate Board for Training in Intensive Care Medicine (IBTICM) UK – Dual Speciality Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine – 2008
European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthesiologists (EACTA) & European Association of Echocardiography (EAE) – Accreditation in Adult Transesophageal Echocardiography – 2008
European Society of Intensive Care Medicine Diploma in Intensive Care (EDIC) – 2007
Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) UK – 2003
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery and Bachelor of Obstetrics (MB BCh BAO) – Queen’s University Belfast UK – 1999

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts
Member of the Faculty of Medical Leadership & Management (MFMLM) UK
Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine (FFICM) UK
Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) UK
Cardiothoracic Intensivists in ACTA (CIA)
Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA)
Intensive Care Society (ICS)
General Medical Council (GMC)

Recent and Important Publications
Publications: Invited Lectures

Webb ST. ICNARC Case Mix Programme for Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Units. Presented at: Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA) Spring Meeting. London UK. Jun 2014.

Webb ST. Assessment of Risk in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care (ARCtIC) Project. Presented at: Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (SCTS) & Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetsists (ACTA) Inaugural Joint Meeting. Manchester UK. Jun 2012.

Webb ST. Pulmonary hypertension and acute right ventricular failure. Presented at: Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) 11th Biennial Cardiothoracic, Vascular & Perfusion Special Interest Group Conference. Hamilton Island, Queensland, Australia. Oct 2011.

Webb ST. Prevention of central venous catheter infection. Presented at: World Congress of Vascular Access. Amsterdam Netherlands. Jun 2010.

Publications: Edited Books

Valchanov K, Webb ST, Sturgess J (Eds). Anaesthetic and Perioperative Complications. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2011.

Publications: Book Chapters

Silversides JA, Webb ST, Ferguson AJ. Commercial enteral and parenteral nutritional formulations in critical care. In: Faber P, Siervo M (Eds). Nutrition in Critical Care. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2014.

Shahin J, Webb ST. Risk prediction and outcome in cardiothoracic intensive care. In: Smith R, Higgins M, Macfie A (Eds). Oxford Specialist Handbooks: Cardiothoracic Critical Care. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2014.

Dougherty M, Webb ST. Inotropes and vasoactive drugs. In: Mackay JH, Arrowsmith JE (Eds). Core Topics in Cardiac Anaesthesia, 2nd edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2012.

Mijovski G, Webb ST. Central venous catheterisation, arterial line placement and pulmonary artery catheterisation. In: Falter F (Eds). Bedside Procedures in ICU. London: Springer 2012.

Webb ST, Allen JSD (Deceased). Organ system implications of cardiac surgery: Renal. In: Barnard M, Martin B (Eds). Oxford Specialist Handbooks in Anaesthesia: Cardiac Anaesthesia. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2010.
Webb ST, Vuylsteke A. Renal protection in cardiac surgery. In: Klein A, Vuylsteke A, Nashef SAM (Eds). Core Topics in Cardiothoracic Critical Care. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press 2008.

Webb ST, Arrowsmith JE. Perioperative cardioprotection. In: Hunter JM, Cook TM, Priebe H-J, Struys MMRF (Eds). The Year in Anaesthesia and Critical Care, 2nd edition. Oxford: Clinical Publishing 2008.

Publications: Editorials

Webb ST
, Hunter D. Is sedation by non-anaesthetists really safe? Br J Anaesth 2013; 111: 136-8.
Dougherty M, Webb ST. Do inotropes really have a future? Anaesthesia 2011 Nov; 66(11): 972-6.

Webb ST, Ghosh S. Intra-articular bupivacaine: potentially chondrotoxic? Br J Anaesth 2009; 102: 439-441.

Publications: Reviews

Schofield N, Webb ST, Varcada M, Macfie A. Acute mesenteric ischaemia. JICS 2014; 15:226-230.
Jones NL, Yusuff H, Fowles J, Nichols A, Webb ST. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: look out for a retrieval team coming to a hospital near you! J Perioper Pract 2014; 24:173-178.

Hogan M, Parizkova B, Webb ST. 3D perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography for mitral valve surgery. J A Practice 2014; 8: 24-27.

Haddon RJ, Webb ST, Fayaz KM. Managing pulmonary alveolar proteinosis. J A Practice 2013; Sep-Oct.

Rajendran G, Webb ST. Transcatheter aortic valve implantation - at the heart of it all. J A Practice 2013; 7: 24-29.

Pearse RM, Moreno RP, Bauer P et al. Mortality after surgery in Europe: a 7 day cohort study [Collaborator in the European Surgical Outcomes Study (EuSOS) Group]. Lancet 2012 Sep; 380(9847): 1059-65.

Salaunkey, Webb ST, Falter F. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Br J Intens Care 2012; 22(4): 23-28.

Parikh M, Webb ST. Cations: potassium, calcium and magnesium. BJA CEPD Reviews 2012 Aug; 12(4): 195-8.

Parizkova B, Webb ST. Perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography. J Perioper Pract 2011; 21: 318-324.

Parizkova B, Webb ST. Perioperative tranoesophageal echocardiography for mitral valve surgery. NHS Evidence Specialist Collection - Surgery, Anaesthesia, Perioperative & Critical Care 2011.

Elworthy N, Webb ST. Severe local anaesthetic toxicity. NHS Evidence Specialist Collection - Surgery, Anaesthesia, Perioperative & Critical Care 2010.

Dougherty M, Webb ST. Perioperative management of the patient with chronic renal failure. Surgery (Medicine Publishing, Elsevier) 2010; 28: 433-436.

Srivastava A, Webb ST. Cardiac surgery-associated acute kidney injury. NHS Evidence Specialist Collection - Surgery, Anaesthesia, Perioperative & Critical Care 2009.

Klein AA, Webb ST, Tsui S, Sudarshan C, Shapiro L, Densem C. Transcatheter aortic valve insertion: anaesthetic implications of emerging new technology. Br J Anaesth 2009; 103: 792-9.

Webb ST, Allen JSD. Perioperative renal protection. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Management 2008; 8: 176-180.

Webb ST, Jenkins DP, Latimer RD. Recent advances in anaesthesia for pulmonary endarterectomy. Polish Journal of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery 2006; 3: 356–360.

Publications: Articles

Turnbull C, Levy N, Webb ST. Venous thromoembolism and the anaesthetist. Royal College of Anaesthetists Bulletin 2013; 80: 6-9.

Schofield N, Varcada M, Webb ST, Macfie A. How are your bowels? Acute mesenteric ischaemia after cardiac surgery. ACTA Newsletter Jun 2012.

Mitchell J, Fayaz M, Webb ST. How to anaesthetise a patient with pulmonary alveolar proteinosis for whole lung lavage. ACTA Newsletter Jan 2013.

Schofield N, Webb ST, Macfie A. Enthusiasm and Barriers to Implementation of the Assessment of Risk in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care (ARCtIC) Project. ACTA Newsletter Jan 2013.

Lees N, Webb ST, Lewis C. What is the future of heart and lung transplantation? Royal College of Anaesthetists Bulletin 2011; 66: 36-39.

Mitchell J, Webb ST. Is brain natriuretic peptide a marker for adverse postoperative outcomes in patients undergoing cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Sur 2011 Mar; 12(3): 467-72.

Ashworth A, Webb ST. Does the prophylactic administration of N-acetylcysteine prevent acute kidney injury following cardiac surgery? Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Sur 2010 Nov; 11: 303-8.

Webb ST. Symposium on inotropes in cardiac anaesthesia & intensive care. ACTA Newsletter 2009 Oct; (30): 10-11.
Webb ST, Farling PA. Survey of arrangements for anaesthesia for interventional neuroradiology. Anaesthesia 2005; 60: 560-564.

Publications: Case Reports

Webb ST
, Evans AJ, Varley AJ, Klein AA. Anaesthesia for serial whole lung lavage in a patient with severe pulmonary alveolar proteinosis: a case report. J Med Case Rep 2008; 2: 360.

Webb ST, Patil V, Vuylsteke A. Anaesthesia for non-cardiac surgery in a patient with Becker’s muscular dystrophy supported with a left ventricular assist device. Eur J Anesthesiol 2007; 24: 640-642.

Webb ST, Falter F. Use of transoesophageal echocardiography in impending paradoxical embolism due to thrombus straddling a patent foramen ovale. Eur J Anaesthesiol 2007; 24: 383-385.

Drury NE, Ali A, Mussa S, Webb ST, Rege KP, Wallwork J. Acute leukaemoid reaction following cardiac surgery. J Cardiothorac Surg 2007; 2: 3.

McGlinchey PG, Webb ST, Campbell NPS. 5-Fluorouracil-induced cardiotoxicity mimicking myocardial infarction: a case report. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 2001; 1: 3.

Publications: Letters

Smith ME, Webb ST. Acute purulent pericarditis in childhood: don't forget B-haemolytic group-A Streptococcus. Intensive Care Med 2012 Jun; 38(6): 1084-5.

Webb ST, Parikh MK. Central venous catheter guidewire entrapment: percutaneous removal using a pulmonary artery catheter introducer sheath. JICS 2010 Jul; 11(3): 208.

Webb ST, Klein AA. Perioperative echocardiographic diagnosis of aortic stenosis. Anaesthesia 2010; 65: 92-93.

Webb ST, Klein AA, Calvert PA, Lee EM, Shapiro LM. Preoperative percutaneous patent foramen ovale closure before neurosurgery in the sitting position. Br J Anaesth 2009; 103: 305.

Webb ST, Ghosh S. Bupivacaine chondrotoxicity. Br J Anaesth 2009; 103: 133-134.

Webb ST, Ghosh S. Further opinion: The in vitro effects of bupivacaine on articular chondrocytes. J Bone Joint Surg Br 2008; 90: 814-820.

Webb ST. Avoidance of administration of 1 mg of adrenaline in cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery. Interact Cardiovasc Thorac Surg 2008; 7: 462.

Webb ST. Caution in the administration of adrenaline in cardiac arrest following cardiac surgery. Resuscitation 2008; 78: 101.

Webb ST, Arrowsmith JE. Acute hemodynamic collapse after induction of general anesthesia for emergent pulmonary embolectomy. Anesth Analg 2007; 104: 742.

Webb ST, McBrien ME, Breslin DS, Axon AD, Hunter JM. Anaphylaxis and anaesthesia. Br J Anaesth 2005; 94: 547-548.

Webb ST, Allen JSD (Deceased). Tied up in knots: a case of endotracheal tube pilot balloon failure. Anaesthesia 2004; 59: 515.



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