Griksaitis, Dr Michael





Paediatric intensive care

Training and education

  • Undergraduate medical training at Newcastle University
  • Certificate and diploma in medical education at Dundee University
  • Masters in health professionals education from Hull York Medical School
  • Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine


Dr Griksaitis joined the Trust in 2011, and is experienced in all aspects of paediatric critical care.

He has a particular interest in paediatric cardiac patients and the transport of critically ill and injured children. He is the clinical lead for the Southampton Oxford Retrieval Team (SORT), which is based at Southampton, and the national chair of the Paediatric Intensive Care Society Acute Transport Group (PICS-ATG).

Dr Griksaitis is passionate about teaching and training, both at an undergraduate and postgraduate level. He holds an honorary senior lecturer position at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton.

Key achievements

  • Previous honorary external clinical lecturer at Durham University
  • Clinical lead for organ donation (paediatrics) at University Hospital Southampton
  • Clinical lead for retrieval medicine
  • Chair of Paediatric Intensive Care Society Acute Transport Group (PICS-ATG)
  • Honorary senior lecturer at the University of Southampton
  • Founding member of the Children's Acute Ultrasound (CACTUS) group
  • Editorial board member (social media ambassador) for the journal Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM)

Awards and prizes

  • Winner of Wessex School of Paediatrics Educational Supervisor of the Year award (2019)
  • Winner of the student-voted award for outstanding contribution to undergraduate teaching (Durham University) (2016)
  • 'Highly commended textbook' at the British Medical Association Book Awards (for The Essential Revision Guide to Paediatric Cardiology) (2014)
  • The Phillipson award (Newcastle University) (2006)


Dr Griksaitis has been published in a variety of journals on a selection of topics. His particular research interests include:

  • various aspects of cardiovascular and critical care physiology
  • point of care ultrasound (POCUS)
  • the role of ultrasound in paediatric critical care and medical education
  • medical education (particularly the teaching of anatomy and physiology).