Kat is a consultant anaesthetist having qualified at University College London Medical School (UCLH), gaining a distinction in surgery and honours in medicine. She was a consultant at the Royal Free Hospital in London from 2009 until 2014, specialising in Hepatobiliary surgery and liver transplant. She also has a BSc in psychology and studied music at the Royal Northern College of Music before going to medical school. She has specialised is anaesthetics for joint surgery over the last five years.
Kat works closely with Neil, assessing all her patients pre-operatively and will see people in person, if she feels this is necessary, before their surgery. It's important to Kat that her patients have a single ‘anaesthetic point of contact’ throughout their entire patient journey, including post-operatively. She is very much there for patients every step of the way.
The anaesthetic method chosen for each patient is individual and determined by the patient’s medical requirements, the operation they are having and their individual preferences. Where appropriate, patients will be given a nerve block to help with pain relief after their surgery; reducing the need for strong pain killers post-operatively.
A keen sportsperson, Kat is a qualified yacht skipper, enjoys skiing and water-skiing. She is a long-distance runner, completing the London Marathon in 2008 for charitable causes.