Dr Pandit is Consultant Anaesthetist and Senior Clinical Lecturer at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He trained in Medicine at Oxford (Corpus Christi College) where he obtained a First in Physiology, and obtained university prizes in Medicine, Cardiology and Clinical Pharmacology. He was awarded a Wellcome Trust Research Fellowship to support a DPhil in Respiratory Physiology (on the effects of exercise on control of breathing), and then undertook his anaesthetic training in the Oxford region. He was Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA (1998-9), and then appointed to his Consultant post at the John Radcliffe in 1999 and elected to St Johnâ€™s in 2000. Teaching Interests As Fellow of St Johnâ€™s College, he teaches Systems Physiology and Pharmacology. At the University he has been Chairman of Examiners, Graduate-Entry Medical Exams and has served as Assessor and then examiner for Final Honour School until 2009. He has received the Gold (Jubilee) Medal and Humphry Davy Medal of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. Research Interests His research interests include: respiratory physiology, anaesthesia and critical care, and latterly, health economics and operating room management. He was Academic Strategy Officer of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (2005-7) and in that role co-wrote the National Strategy for Academic Anaesthesia for the Royal College of Anaesthetists (2005) â€“ a policy document commissioned to help prepare the specialty nationally for changes in academic medical training. As member of the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of England (since 2001) he examines the MRCS exams. He is an Editor of the journal Anaesthesia and of the journal Surgery. He sits on the board of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia, the Royal College of Anaesthetists and is Scientific Officer of the national Difficult Airway Society. In 2010 he was elected Chairman of the John Radcliffe Medical Staff Committee (chairman of consultants) for a 4-year term.