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Dr Alex Joseph

Dr Alex Joseph

MBBS, MD, FRCA

Senior Consultant

Changi General Hospital

Specialty: Anaesthesiology

Sub-specialties: Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine, Regional Anaesthesia, Liver Transplant

Conditions Treated by this Doctor:
Anaesthesia.

Clinical Appointments

  • Senior Consultant Anaesthesia & Surgical Intensive Care Changi General HospitalChangi General Hospital

Profile

Dr Alex Joseph is a senior consultant with the Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care at Changi General Hospital (CGH). He received dual training in Anaesthesia from India (MD) followed by specialist training at the London School of Anesthesia, UK.

Dr Alex has been an integral part of the academic and regional anaesthesia training faculty at the UCLH and Royal Free Hospital, London since 2008, and has been an organiser for the primary and final FRCA course, simulation course, advanced airway course and ultrasound guided regional anaesthesia course in London. He spent one year at the University of Michigan as Visiting Faculty in 2009. Dr Alex then completed a fellowship in liver transplant anaesthesia in 2010 from the Royal Free Hospital London following which he worked as a locum consultant at the Royal Free Hospital London.

Dr Alex joined the department of Anaesthesia at CGH as a consultant in February 2014. Since then, he has been contributing to the department by organising and setting up several local and international academic exam courses and is involved in a number of patient safety and innovation projects in the department. He is also involved in research projects involving education, preoperative risk stratification and cardiac output monitoring in theatre.

Education

  • MBBS
  • MD (MAHE, INDIA)
  • FRCA (UK)
  • Fellowship in Liver Transplant Anaesthesia, Royal Free Hospital London
  • Honorary Visiting Faculty University of Michigan , Ann Arbor, USA

Professional Appointments and Committee Memberships

  • Core Faculty - SingHealth Anaesthesiology Residency Program
  • Clinical Senior Lecturer - NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine
  • Instructor – ACLS , Care of The Critically Ill Patients (CCrisp) Course
  • Member – Singapore Society of Anaesthesiologist
  • Examiner – Final And Primary MMed Examination
  • Course Director – CGH Primary FRCA/MCAI International Exam Course

Awards

Research Interests

  • Enhanced recovery after surgery
  • Opioid free anaesthesia

Publications

Joseph A , Muhammad Faisal Khan , Rajendram R “Strategies to prevent ventilator-associated lung injury in critically Ill patients” Ind J Resp Care 2018; January -June 2087| Vol 7| Issue 1

Grainne Gallagher , Alex Joseph , Rajkumar Rajendram “ Platypnea Orthodeoxia: Patent Foramen Ovale Unmasked by Pulmonary Emboli” Ind J Resp Care 2018; January -June 2087| Vol 7| Issue 1

Rajendram R, Joseph A. 'Tracheostomy tube displacement: An update on emergency airway management' Ind J Resp Care 2017; July-December 2017| Vol 6| Issue 2

Joseph A Pharmacological interventions to prevent cough at extubation: a meta-analysis. European Journal of Anesthesiology 2017; 33, e-supplement 54: 84.

Joseph A. The WHO Surgical Safety Checklist: Improving Use. European Journal of Anesthesiology 2016; 33, e-supplement 54: 455.

Rajendram R, McGrath J, Stamatakis S, Joseph A. The provision of an on call service for regional anaesthesia.European Journal of Anesthesiology 2016

Rajendram R, Parker R, Joseph A. Do all breathless smokers have a COLD? Ind J Resp Care 2015; 4:572-4.

Rajendram R, Joseph A. Chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension in an adult with spina bifida and a ventriculo-atrial cerebrospinal fluid shunt in situ. Ind J Resp Care 2015; 4:578-80.

Kidel C, Oteri E, Joseph A. Airway management of tracheomediastinal fistula. Ind J Resp Care 2013;2:241-3.

Rajendram R, Joseph A. Real-time ultrasound-guidance of peribulbar anaesthesia. Anaesthesia 2012;67(suppl 1):22.

Rajendram R, Batra R, Lindsey B, Joseph A. Regional anaesthesia in haemodialysis patients undergoing complex arterio-venous fistula surgery. Anaesthesia 2012;67(suppl 1):22.

Research Trials