Cardiothoracic anaesthesia & Intensive care

Specialist Clinical Interests

Transesophageal echocardiography, Cardiac output monitoring.

Research Interests

Cerebral oximetry in vascular surgery
Post-operative cognitive dysfunction.
Cardiac output monitoring devices.
Point of care coagulation.

Professional Profile

Having completed under-graduate medical training from Bangalore university in 2000 and post-graduate training in Anaesthesia from Gujarat University in 2004, Dr Salaunkey moved to the UK to pursue higher training in Anaesthesia and Intensive care from the South-east London school of Anaesthesia.

Cardio-thoracic anaesthesia and intensive care training was obtained from Guy’s & St. Thomas hospital, Kings college hospital, Royal Brompton hospital and Papworth hospital.

Dr Salaunkey is accredited in peri-operative trans-esophageal echocardiography by European association of Echocardiography.

Clinical interests in the realm of cardio-thoracic anaesthesia include:
a. Anaesthesia for minimally invasive mitral surgery.
b. Anaesthesia for Pulmonary thromboendarterectomy.

Clinical interests in cardio-thoracic intensive care include:
a. Transfer of patients from peripheral Intensive care units on mechanical cardio-respiratory support.
b. Renal replacement theraphy on intensive care.

Dr Salaunkey is a faculty on the ECMO course at Papworth, perioperative ECHO & FICE ECHO courses at Papworth and King’s college hospital.

Education and Training

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

Royal College of Anaesthetists.
Member Intensive care society.
Member Association of cardiothoracic anaesthetists.
Member European society of intensive care medicine.
Member European association of cardio-thoracic anaesthetists.

Recent and Important Publications

Dr K Salaunkey, Book Chapter: Transoesophageal ECHO for the book Core topics in Cardiac surgery(in print).

Dr K Salaunkey, Dr J Parameshwar, Dr K Valchanov, Dr A Vuylsteke. Review: Mechanical Cardio Vascular Support for Advanced Heart Failure. Journal of Intensive Care Society, Jul 2013, Vol 14, Number 3- 220-225.

Dr K Salaunkey, Dr F Falter, Dr S W Webb; Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation - A Review. British Journal of Intensive Care, Feb 2013, Vol 22, Number 4- 107-112.