Dr Gareth Kitchen MB ChB
Dr Gareth Kitchen is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (Manchester Royal Infirmary and Trafford General).
Gareth studied medicine at the University of Manchester graduating in 2007. He completed anaesthetic training in the Northwest, gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (2012).
During his anaesthetic rotation Gareth was awarded a prestigious Clinical Research Training Fellowship (Medical Research Council). He completed a PhD at the University of Manchester, gaining expertise in biological rhythms and sleep. Gareth is currently funded by the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) and is placed with industry working at the interface of industry and the NHS investigating the integration of wearable technology and Artificial Intelligence in to everyday medical care. Gareth always seeks to pursue the most up to date evidence and advances in clinical practice.
As a clinician at the MRI, Gareth is experienced at treating complex medical patients with a particular interest in anaesthesia for kidney transplantation, trauma, orthopaedics and sedation.
Gareth is experienced at providing sedation alongside regional anaesthesia for patients with complex medical conditions, covering a wide variety of interventional disciplines including orthopaedic surgery, GI endoscopy, dental, transplant vascular access and eye operations at Manchester Royal Eye Hospital.
Gareth has a special interest in digital sedation and uses Virtual Reality headsets to aid his dental sedation, providing relaxation and digital hypnosis/sedation for people so that pharmacological sedation can be avoided altogether and also provide a positive environment particularly beneficial for needle phobic patients to facilitate cannulation.