Dr. Rishi Mehra
Dr. Rishi Mehra is an anaesthetist, based in Melbourne at the Alfred Hospital. He was trained through the Austin Hospital and spent 18 months overseas in Ontario at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Canada. He is a senior lecturer with Monash University, and was the convenor of the Monash Perioperative Medicine Short Course (PMSC) in 2014 and 2015. In addition, he has been involved in the setup and coordination of the Master of Perioperative Medicine run through Monash University. He has been involved in coordinating postgraduate units for Monash University and was the lead author on several university documents for unit POM5001 – Perioperative Medical Care for the Cardiac Patient.
He has echocardiographic qualifications and has a recognised fellowship in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic intensive care (Diplomate of the National Board of Echocardiography). His areas of interest include high risk anaesthesia and perioperative medicine (cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, major thoracic surgery and abdominal vascular procedures), medical education and airway teaching.
He is a regular speaker at anaesthesia conferences and has publications in the medical literature for emergency medicine, anaesthesia, cardiac anaesthesia and intensive care journals.
He has significant trauma experience and was the anaesthetist in charge at the Alfred hospital on significant Victorian trauma events, such as on the Saturday of the Black Saturday Bushfires as well as the Flinders Street car rampage in Melbourne.
He and his co-authors have been approached by Wiley Publishers to edit a book for junior doctors entitled Perioperative Medicine for the Junior Clinician. This book ties together the complex care of unwell patients and is aimed at improvements in patient experience and safety during their perioperative journey.