Dr Daniel Wheeler
2009 DM Patient Safety in Critical Care Medicine and Anaesthesiology, University of Oxford
2006 PhD Neurobiology, University of Cambridge
1994 BM BCh Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford
Dr Wheeler (MA BM BCh DM PhD MRCP FRCA FFPMRCA) is a lecturer in anaesthesia at the University of Cambridge, and Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge. Dr Wheeler’s early postgraduate training encompassed diabetes and endocrinology, care of the elderly, and emergency medicine. He became a member of the Royal College of Physicians in 1997, and then trained in anaesthesia, intensive care medicine and pain medicine in London, then Cambridge. He became a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2000, and of the Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2009. Dr Wheeler has worked for the University of Cambridge since 1999, conducting research into neurobiology and patient safety. He has published more than 40 scientific papers, edited a textbook, and authored chapters in textbooks. His research has led to the award of a PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2006, and a higher Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Oxford in 2009. His work has been funded by the UK Medical Research Council, the Association of Anaesthetists, and the Biomedical Research Council. Dr Wheeler regularly reviews manuscripts for academic journals, and grant applications from national and international funding bodies. He is on the research committee of the Australasian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and the scientific advisory panel of a global pharmaceutical company. He was Peri-operative Medicine and Basic Science subspecialty editor of Surgery, published by the Medicine Publishing Company, Abingdon, UK (now part of Elsevier Health Sciences). Since 2008, Dr Wheeler has been a Consultant at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge, where he conducts his NHS clinical practice. His main clinical interest is pain medicine, specifically genetic influences on pain sensation, sciatica, back and neck pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), and cancer pain. He also works as an anaesthesiologist, focusing mainly on neuroanaesthesia and anaesthesia for emergency surgery.