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The British Association of Indian Anesthetists

The British Association of Indian Anaesthetists was founded in 2002 by Anaesthetists of Indian Origin working in the UK.

Our main objectives are

  • Meet once a year for academic, social and cultural events.
  • Provide an opportunity and a platform for the Anaesthetists of Indian origin to present and share their areas of expertise.
  • Recognise, appreciate and acknowledge the significant contributions made to the profession, by Indian Anaesthetists in UK.
  • Encourage research amongst members of the society.
  • Acting in an advisory/mentoring capacity for the trainees and Middle grades and also offering guidance regarding FRCA.
  • Have a duty to the country in which we live and simultaneously to the country of our origin.

Helping district hospitals in India by distributing books, journals, and equipments and by also organising ALS/ATLS and other workshops.

The British Association of Indian Anesthetists
The British Association of Indian Anesthetists

President BAOIA

Dr Neeraj Bhardwaj

Neeraj qualified from GMC Nagpur as Anaesthetist in 1998. Did some short stints and Hinduja Hospital Mumbai, and MAMC Delhi before joining AIIMS Delhi as a senior Resident. He was appointed as a consultant at AIIMS in2002 with a special interest in Trauma and Emergencies.

He developed an interest to take medical services outside the hospital walls when he served as a second year medical students in 1990 Latur Floods in state of Maharashtra. During his tenure at AIIMS he has served many times on LIFELINE express, which was a mobile railway hospital providing Polio corrective surgery and other surgical treatments to poor and tribal children. As a senior resident he has been part of teams serving in BHUJ Quake in 2001 and In at Kargil during the war.

In 2003 He was involved in developing and delivering a very ambitious project of training the Medical Officers at PHCs to provide Anaesthetic care for emergency LSCS. This was in collaboration with Health ministry and WHO, in a drive to reduce the Maternal Mortality rates in India. The programme was piloted at AIIMS and eventually taken up by Many state governments in India. The revision to the curriculum was done in 2018 and Neeraj attend the core group in India as a founder member of the course.

He moved to UK in 2004 and has been a consultant with Manchester Foundation NHS Trust since 2006. Presently he chairs the department of anaesthesia at Oxford Road Site. His special interest remains Trauma and emergencies. He has worked with LIFEBOX in delivering education to various parts of India. He still volunteers to provide anaesthesia services in remote Tribal areas of India.

Neeraj has been involved with BAOIA form early on and is passionate about bringing members together with a view to provide wellbeing support to those who need it.

Consultant Anaesthetist at Salford Care Organisation, Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust Graduated from Annamalai University, Chidhambaram, Regional Anaesthesia enthusiast, involved in undergraduate and post graduate education, passionate about Tamil language and Thirukkural, inspired by Mahatma Gandhi and his work!

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”

The British Association of Indian Anesthetists

Treasurer BAOIA

Dr Meyyappan Nachiappan
The British Association of Indian Anesthetists

Secretary BAOIA

Dr Nandita Divekar

Dr Nandita Divekar is Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at Medway NHS Trust since 1999. She is the Smoking Cessation Lead for the Trust.

Consultant Anaesthesia, University Hospitals Liverpool Chairman, Theatres and Anaesthesia Speciality Audit and Improvement Lead Regional Anaesthesia Lead Clinical Governance Lead MBBS, MD, FRCA

Special Interests
  • Regional Anaesthesia
  • Trauma and Vascular Anaesthesia
  • Education and Training
  • Audit and Improvement
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Consultant Anaesthesia

Dr Shiv Kumar Singh