Dr Christiana Burt trained in medicine at the University of Cambridge and completed specialist training in anaesthesia in the East of England Deanery UK.

She completed a clinical fellowship in cardiac anaesthesia and intensive care at the Toronto General Hospital in Canada and returned to the UK in August 2011 as a consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care at the Heart Hospital in London (locum contract).

Her post as consultant in anaesthesia at Royal Papworth Hospital commenced in January 2013. She has subspecialty interests in teaching and 3D echocardiography and is the departmental lead clinician for airway management.


Adult cardiothoracic anaesthesia and intensive care

Specialist Clinical Interests

Perioperative 2D and 3D transoesophageal echocardiography

Education and Training

BA (hons) - Cambridge University 1999
MB BChir - Cambridge University 2001
MA (Cantab) - Cambridge University 2003
FRCA - London 2006
CCT in Anaesthesia - General Medical Council 2010
Accreditation in perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography – European Association of Echocardiography 2011

Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies and university posts

General Medical Council (6040321)
Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)
Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI)
Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (ACTA)
European Association of Cardiothoracic Anaesthetists (EACTA)

Recent and Important Publications

Burt C, Durbridge J. Management of cardiac disease in pregnancy. Continuing Education in Anaesthesia, Critical Care and Pain 2009; 9 (2): 44-7

Burt C, Arrowsmith J. Respiratory failure. Surgery (Oxford) 2009; 27 (11): 475-479

Burt C, Pepke-Zaba J, Falter F. Pulmonary arterial hypertension. Current Vascular Pharmacology2010; 8: 412-420

Murkin J, Falter F, Granton J, Young B, Burt C, Chu M. High dose tranexamic acid is associated with clinical seizures in cardiac surgical patients. Anesth Analg 2010; 110: 350-353

Burt C, Jariani M. Cardiac anesthesia. In: Toppin P.J, Vegas A. Cardiac anesthesiology fellow’s manual(7th edition) 2011. University Health Network

Burt C, Jariani M. Monitoring for cardiac surgery. In: Toppin P.J, Vegas A. Cardiac anesthesiology fellow’s manual (7th edition) 2011. University Health Network

Burt C, Falter F. Controversies in cardiopulmonary bypass. In Mackay JM, Arrowsmith JE: Core topics in cardiac anaesthesia (2nd edition) 2012 Cambridge University Press

Burt C, Nortje J. Sedation and analgesia. In Falter F: Bedside procedures in the ICU 2012 Springer

Sandberg C, Burt C. Anaesthesia for MRI. In Falter F, Screaton N: Imaging the ICU patient (In press)

Burt C, Ghosh S. Cardiopulmonary bypass. In Nair S, Abu-Omar Y: Core topics in cardiac surgery. (In press)

Where are we based?

Royal Papworth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Papworth Road
Cambridge Biomedical Campus

Telephone:  01223 638000

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