University College Hospital, London, UK
Perioperative Medicine is an open access peer-reviewed journal that publishes highly topical clinical research relating to the perioperative care of surgical patients.
Its essence is the distillation, examination and application of clinical evidence to improve surgical outcome. Modern perioperative medicine is a true multidisciplinary speciality and the journal welcomes research in all areas relevant to perioperative medicine from any healthcare professional.
"With the change in population demographics post-operative morbidity has been recognised as one of the epidemics of the 21st century. High quality cost effective changes in practice demand a robust evidence base."
Professor Monty Mythen is Smiths Medical Professor and Consultant in Anaesthesia and Critical Care at University College London (UCL), and University College Hospital (UCH) and Director of both the UCL Centre for Anaesthesia and the joint UCL/UCH Biomedical Research Unit.
His specialist research interests include: determinants of post-operative morbidity and mortality, peri-operative resuscitation and resuscitation fluids. He is co-director of Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM), a not for profit collaborative project and was a core team member of the Caudwell Xtreme Everest 2007 project, being laboratory manager at Namche Bazaar, Nepal (3,500m).
Outside of the hospital, Monty is a qualified RFU Youth Coach at Ealing Trailfinders RFC.