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Our Consultant Anaesthetists

Dr Martin J Platt MBBS FRCA FICCM. After training in London and the United States, I have been a consultant in Anaesthesia at the Bristol Heart Institute and Bristol Royal Infirmary since 2004. My work is in Cardiac anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Urology. I have an interest in post graduate education, and am the current Royal College of Anaesthetists' College Tutor, and Anaesthetic Lead Assessor for the Severn Deanery. Married with 2 children, I enjoy winter sports and travelling.

Dr Ian Ryder MB ChB FRCA FFICM. After training in Bristol, the USA and Australia, I was appointed as a Consultant in 1996. I anaesthetised for some of the first laparoscopic urology cases performed in Bristol by Mr Mark Wright. My clinical work at UHBristol NHS Trust also includes cardiac anaesthesia and intensive care. In 2011 I was elected a Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. I have supported research in anaesthesia and have lectured at national and international meetings. Married with 5 children, away from work I particularly enjoy tennis and watching my children play sport.

Dr Alan Cohen Bsc (Hons) MBBS MRCP FRCA. I have been a Consultant Anaesthetist in Bristol since 1997. Along with the other anaesthetists working with Bristol Urology, my main practice involves providing anaesthesia and post operative care for patients undergoing heart surgery. I have a particular interest in blood transfusion and coagulation, and have been Chair of the South West Regional Transfusion Committee. Away from medicine, I play golf, basketball and the guitar. 

Dr Ian Davies MB, BCh, FRCA, Dip ABA. I am a Consultant Anaesthetist based at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Bristol University. I trained at the Welsh National School of Medicine and undertook postgraduate training at Guy's Hospital London. Subsequently I worked in Australia and the USA before starting my Consultant post in Bristol in 1993. I have worked with Bristol Urology Associates for over a decade. In addition to my clinical work, I also work for the National Research Ethics Service and the General Medical Council. My perspective on life is maintained by my wife and 2 teenage children.

Dr Stephen Linter MBBS DA FRCA. I am a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at the Bristol Royal Infirmary. After training in Newcastle upon Tyne, I  worked at the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Victoria, Australia, before returning to the UK as a Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia at the University of Southampton. I have previously held a Consultant post at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Trust. I am married with 3 teenage children, and a Founder Member of the Bristol and Bath Real Tennis Club.