Goddard, Dr Nicholas George
BMBCh BA (Oxon), FRCA MRes (Soton), BSE (TOE), FICE (TTE)
Cardiothoracic anaesthesia and cardiac intensive care medicine
Training and education
- BA (hons) physiological sciences with history and philosophy of science - Brasenose College, Oxford University, 1999
- BMBCh (bachelor of medicine and surgery) - Green College, Oxford University, 2002
- FRCA (fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists) - Royal College of Anaesthetists, London, 2009
- Intensive care medicine training (intermediate level) - the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine, London, 2012
- MRes (master of clinical research) - School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, 2013
- Focused intensive care echocardiography (FICE) accreditation - Intensive Care Society/British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), 2015
- Perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography accreditation - British Society of Echocardiography (BSE), 2017
Life support courses
- ATLS (advanced trauma life support) course - 2005
- APLS (advanced paediatric life support) - 2007 and 2014
- ALS (advanced life support) - 2002, 2006, 2011 and 2016
Dr Goddard is a consultant anaesthetist who joined the Trust in 2016.
His main responsibilities are:
- anaesthesia for adult heart surgery and TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation - an operation to replace the aortic valve in the heart)
- caring for patients during operations
- performing transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE), a heart scan taken by putting a probe into the oesophagus, during operations
- cardiac (heart) intensive care medicine.
Dr Goddard's sub-specialty interests include:
- anaesthesia for surgery to the aortic valve, minimally invasive surgery and surgery to the mitral valve (the valve that separates the chambers of the heart)
- TOE and bedside transthoracic echocardiography (an ultrasound scan of the chest) in the intensive care unit
- optimising iron levels before surgery
- monitoring brain function during operations.
- Contributing to the development of echocardiography in intensive care and during surgery.
- Establishing a service that supports patients with anaemia before heart surgery. This is part of the ongoing NHS patient blood management strategy.
- Developing an education and training programme for intensive care and cardiac anaesthesia.
Awards and prizes
- ‘Diagnosis of Partial Anomalous Venous Drainage’ – Al-Nabulsi M, Goddard NG, Fitzsimmons S, Diprose P (UHSFT). Oral Presentation and winner of first prize at ACTACC, Nov 2016
- ‘Standards of Monitoring for Awake Peripheral Nerve Block’ – Goddard NG, Shewry L, Akerman H, (UHSFT). Oral Presentation and winner of first prize at WSURA, December 2013
Dr Goddard's research interests include:
- anaemia management and cardiac surgery
- anaesthesia and brain function monitoring during high-risk surgery.
You can contact Dr Goddard at the department of anaesthesia by calling 023 8120 6135.