Richard Marks was appointed as a Consultant at St Bartholomews Hospital in London in December 1996. He moved to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust as a Cardiac Anaesthetist in 2002. In 2010 he changed to specialise in anaesthesia for day case surgery and orthopaedics.

Richard Marks has worked for the Charitable Organisation Operation Smile which performs cleft palate surgery in developing countries. He has worked with them in China and Africa.

Richard Marks has been an active member of the Anaesthetic Research Society of Great Britain having presented research there from my early training in 1991.

Mr Marks is a recognised expert on anaesthesia for difficult airway.

As cardiac anaesthetist he was internationally recognised as an expert in Fast Track Cardiac Surgery and involved in research on cerebral perfusion. His research on the use of non steroidal analgesics in heart surgery has been influential.

He has recently been involved in ergonomic studies of working practice in anaesthetists and identified patterns of working associated with disc prolapse amongst anaesthetists. He was a Key Note Speaker on at the Royal College of Anaesthetists Winter Scientific Meeting in 2022 on Theatre Ergonomics.

Currently involved in an analysis of the application of ECHO Cardiography for clinical assessment in orthopaedic patients at Barlborough and currently the mentor for our Barlborough Chief Hospital Pharmacist in order for him to become a Prescribing Pharmacist.

Key References

  1. Marks RRD Hancock R Charters P An Analysis of Laryngoscope Blade Shape and Design. Canadian Journal Of Anaesthesia (1993)  40(3) 262-70.
  2. Marks RRD Single Dose Parecoxib Significantly Improves Ventilatory Function in Early Extunation Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery. British Journal of Anaesthesia (2006) 96(2) 171-178.
  3. Marks RRD Which Agent For maintenance during normothermic cardiopulmonary bypass. British Journal of Anaesthesia (2003) 118-121.
  4. Marks RRD Anaesthesia Workspace Layout and Intervertebral Disc Prolapse British Journal of Anaesthesia 2021 3.

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