Dr Rishi Mehra is a staff anaesthetist, based in Melbourne at the Alfred Hospital. He was trained through the Austin Hospital and spent 18 months overseas in Ontario at the University College Hospital (UCH) in Canada. His is a senior lecturer with Monash University, and is the convenor of the Monash Perioperative Medicine Short Course (PMSC) for 2014. In addition, he has been involved in the setup and coordination of the Master of Perioperative Medicine, run through Monash University. He coordinates POM5001 – Perioperative Medical Care for the Cardiac Patient.
He has echocardiographic qualifications and has a recognised fellowship in cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiothoracic intensive care (Diplomate of the National Board of Echocardiography). His areas of interest include high risk anaesthesia and perioperative medicine (cardiac surgery, neurosurgery, major thoracic surgery and abdominal vascular procedures), medical education and airway teaching.
Invited ANZCA speaker and presentations:
2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014
Current book in press (Wiley Publishers, London UK) – Perioperative Medicine for the Junior Clinician. Authors – J. Symons, P. Myles, R. Mehra, C. Ball