Dr Alain Vuylsteke, Consultant Intensivist & Clinical Director of Clinical & Diagnostic Services

Dr Alain Vuylsteke is the Clinical Director of Clinical and Diagnostic Services (CADS).

He has been a Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Papworth since 1998, and has been Director of the National Respiratory ECMO Service at Papworth since 2011. Prior to taking on the role of Clinical Director of CADS, Dr Vuylsteke spent four years as director of the Intensive Care Unit, and four years as the Chair of the Hospital Drugs and Therapeutics Committee.

Outside Papworth, Dr Vuylsteke is an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge and an examiner for the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. His clinical interests include Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO), Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy (PTE), and blood conservation. Other research interests include the impact of IT on healthcare.


Dr Andrew A Klein, Consultant Anaesthetist and Departmental Chairman

Dr Andrew Klein is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Chair of the Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care.

He is the Editor-in-Chief of Anaesthesia, and is on the Board and Council of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. He is an examiner at the Royal College of Anaesthetists and sits on the Board and Council of the National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia (NIAA). He is also a member of the research committee for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA).

Dr Klein is the lead anaesthetist for interventional procedures in the cardiac catheter laboratory and is also the Clinical Lead for the pulmonary endarterectomy (PTE) service. His main research area is pre-operative anaemia and the effects of iron replacement therapy.


Dr Nicola Jones, Consultant in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care and Clinical Lead for Intensive Care

Dr Jones is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and Intensivist, and has been Clinical Lead for Intensive Care since 2014.

After undertaking pre-clinical training at Cambridge University, Dr Jones completed her clinical undergraduate training at Oxford University and initial postgraduate training in London before specialising in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. She worked at several prestigious London Cardiac Centres, including The Royal Brompton Hospital, the Heart Hospital, and Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, before starting as a Consultant at Papworth in 2011.

Dr Jones' clinical interests include Critical Care Ultrasound, enhanced recovery after cardiothoracic surgery, peri-operative haemostasis, and quality indicators in Cardiothoracic Intensive Care. 

Other interests include patient safety and teaching, and Dr Jones is the Co-Director of Studies for Clinical Medicine, Murray Edwards College, University of Cambridge, and an Associate Lecturer at the University of Cambridge.

Dr Guillermo Martinez, Consultant in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia & Intensive Care and Clinical Lead for Theatres

Dr Martinez is a Cardiothoracic Anaesthetist and and Clinical Lead for Theatres. 

After graduation from medical school at the University of Cordoba in Argentina, Dr Martinez completed his specialist training in General Internal Medicine in Buenos Aires, before undertaking training in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine in Madrid. After completing a Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Anaesthesia at Papworth, He was appointed as a Consultant in 2011.

Dr Martinez' clinical interests include anaesthesia for minimally invasive thoracic surgery, heart and lung transplantation, and pulmonary thromboendarterectomy. He is also the Anaesthetic Lead for the Aorta Working Group.

Dr Martinez has a strong interest in peri-operative transoesophageal echocardiography, and he is a member of the Certification Board of Transoesophageal Echocardiography for the the European Association for Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI).