Dr John Cousins - Ex- Chairman

  • Served on Committee since founding the scoiety
  • Consultant Anaesthetist, St Marys' Paddington and The Hammersmith Hospital
  • Areas of interest: Bariatric Service lead, The hypercoaguable state of the obese patient IVC filters, Qtc in obesity, Cardiothoracics, Cardiomyopathy and pulmonary hypertension in obesity
  • See Publications

Dr Mike Margarson - Ex- Vice Chairman

  • Served on the committee since the founding year
  • Consultant Anaesthetist and Director of Intensive Care, St Richard's Hospital Chichester
  • Areas of interest - Critical Care, Bariatric Anaesthesia, Microcirculation, Pre-hospital Care
  • Likes - Fine wine, clear thinking, (not necessarily at the same time), Cornish beaches
  • Dislikes - Political correctness, Rigid protocols, Big Cities in hot weather.

Dr Chris Bouch - Ex-Secretary

  • Served the last 4 years on committee 
  • Editor of the Cambridge University press Textbook
  • Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care Medicine Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Clinical Lead for Upper GI & Bariatric Anaesthesia University Hospitals Of Leicester
  • Director of Anaesthesia for National Weight loss surgery provider
  • Areas of interest: Bariatric anaesthesia, critical care management of the obese patient, post-cardiac arrest management and targeted temperature management

Dr Kanchan Patil - Ex- Treasurer

  • Served on Committee for many years delivering the impossible financial organisation of SOBA
  • A leading consultant at St Georges Tooting and the Obesity Lead for that department.
  • Kanchan has developed plethora of experience from St Georges and St Marys as a trainee and then as a consultant delivering tertiary bariatric anaesthesia.

Dr Anil Karmail - Ex-Fellows Rep

  • Now a permanent consulant at Northwick Park Hospital West London
  • Involved in clinically applicable anaesthesia research  
  • Interests: Bariatric anaesthesia, pre-operative assessment, airway management and recycling in anaesthesia/surgery
  • Special Interests (pre-young children): Climbing, travel, developing world anaesthesia
  • Special Interests (post-young children): Survival


Dr Nathan Ware - Ex-Obesity Leads

  • Consultant Anaesthetist, Leicester Royal Infirmary
  • Interests in Upper GI/Bariatrics, CPET and the role of prehabilitation
  • Cake baker and tidier of Lego