Dr David de Beer

Consultant Anaesthetist
Dr David de Beer


  • All aspects of general paediatric anaesthesia  

  • Craniofacial anaesthesia 

  • Urology anaesthesia (including adrenal tumours/ phaeochromocytoma) 

  • Anaesthesia Lead: Simulation and Human Factors  

  • Co-Chair: Medical equipment and Supply Group (MESG) 


  • BSc (Zoology), University of Cape Town, South Africa 

  • MB ChB, University of Cape Town Medical School, South Africa 

  • Diploma in Child Health (DCH), College of Medicine of South Africa  

  • Anaesthesia training, St George’s Hospital, London 

  • FRCA (1998) 

  • Specialist training in paediatric anaesthesia at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust 


  • Royal College of Anaesthetists  

  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland  

  • Association of Paediatric Anaesthetists 

  • Member of National Adrenocortical Tumour Working Group 

  • Member of International Enhanced Recovery (ERAS) Neonatal Guidelines Working Group 

  • Simulation (National Lead for Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia for Consultants, MEPA FC)  

  • Enhanced Recovery after Surgery 

  • Preoperative anaemia  


News & Publications

Everett, T., Mackinnon, R., de Beer, D. 2017. Ten years of simulation-based training in paediatric anaesthesia: The inception, evolution and dissemination of the Managing Emergencies in Paediatric Anaesthesia (MEPA) course. Paediatric Anesthesia. 27 pp. 984-90. 

de Beer, D.A.H., Nesbitt, F.D., Bell, G.T., Rapuleng, A. 2017. The Universal Anaesthesia Machine (UAM): assessment of a new anaesthesia workstation built with global health in mind. British Journal of Anaesthesia 72 pp. 444-451. 

Taylor, M., Everett, T., de Beer, D., Mackinnon, R. 2014. Managing emergencies in pediatric anesthesia (MEPA): evolution of an international simulation training collaboration to improve the management of pediatric anesthetic emergencies 10AP3-6. Eur J Anesthesiology. 31 pp.168-9. 

de Beer, D., Bell, G., Walker, I., 2012. Universal anaesthesia machine (UAM): evaluation of a new anaesthesia workstation for use in the developing world. British Journal of Anaesthesia. 108 (suppl 2) pp. 1247. 

de Beer, D., Bingham, R. 2011. The child with facial abnormalities. Curr Opin Anaesthesiol. 24(3) pp. 282-8. 

Choi, A.Y., Ahmed, N.S., de Beer, D.A. 2010. Metabolic changes during major craniofacial surgery. Pediatr Anaesth. 20 pp. 851-5.  

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