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Goddard, Dr Nicholas George

BMBCh BA (Oxon), FRCA MRes (Soton), BSE (TOE), FICE (TTE)

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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.

Key achievements

  • 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.