2017: Dr Ellen O'Sullivan (2012, 2014, 2015)

Ellen O'Sullivan
Dr Ellen O’ Sullivan FCAI, FRCA is President of the Irish College of Anaesthetists. Trained in Liverpool and the USA ,and a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists as well as the Irish College, she has recently been appointed Deputy Chair of the Forum of Irish Postgraduate Training Bodies.
Ellen was President of the Difficult Airways Society and her clinical practice at St James hospital, Dublin, involves all aspects of complex airway management . She is Co-Chair of World Airway Management Meeting (WAMM) 2015.
Dr. O’Sullivan was first elected onto the Council of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI) in 2001 and is immediate past Vice-President of the AAGBI .

International and third world work form an important part of her CV with early contributions to validating what later became the Life Box Pulse-Oximetry project which has now been rolled out worldwide. She has made many visits to Africa especially to Uganda and Malawi on behalf of her College and AAGBI.
On a European platform Ellen has served as Secretary and Treasurer of the European Board of Anaesthesiology of the Union of European Medical Specialists. UEMS is the official EU presence of specialist medical practice within the European Union and is responsible for standards and patient safety as well as CPD.
Her work with the RCOA and the British Journal of Anaesthesia led to the adoption by the Irish College of the BJA as their official Journal. Ellen now serves on the journal’s editorial board.
Working with the RCOA and with the AAGBI she brought the Irish College and Irish hospitals into the National Audit Project, NAP5 and served as the Irish Lead.

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