Shashi Vohra, MD
Dr Shashi B Vohra has been employed as a Consultant Anaesthetist in the National Health Service in the UK since 1995. She has achieved distinction in education and training nationally, and, internationally. She is an ardent supporter of patient safety and has worked tirelessly to improve delivery of ophthalmic anaesthesia in the UK and abroad. She has several original papers and book chapters to her credit. At the Birmingham and Midland Eye Hospital she had established anaesthetist delivered sub-Tenon block serviceand the first ‘Higher Training Programme in Ophthalmic Anaesthesia’.Her landmark publicationsaddressing Globe Dimensions in myopic eyes, and, ‘Effects of change in direction of gaze’ have led to change in practice and improved safety of needle akinetic eye blocks. Shewas also the co-author for the “Joint Royal Colleges’ Guidelines on Local Anaesthesia for Intraocular Surgery, 2012, UK.
Her ‘Isolated animal eye model’ for simulation of sub-Tenon blockshas received accolades internationally. This eye modelhas been widely usedfor practical training workshops inseveral national and international Scientific Congresses in the UK, Egypt, Russia,Turkey,South Africa, India, and Australia.
She has been an examiner for PLAB (GMC), and primary examination of FCAI. As aCouncil member she has served several Local, Regional and National Committees in Anaesthesia. As a founder member of British Ophthalmic Anaesthesia Society (1998), its elected Council member (2005-2011) and later as Hon Secretary for two terms (2011-2017), Dr Vohra enhanced recognition of ophthalmic anaesthesia through her relentless services. The Societyhonoured her by conferring a ‘LifetimeAchievement Award’ duringBOAS Annual Scientific Congress, 2017 in London.