Born in Iceland, Helgi Johannsson moved to the UK aged 12, and trained at St Bartholomew’s hospital. During his training he undertook an education and simulation fellowship and became a consultant at St Mary’s hospital in 2007.
His clinical interest lie in trauma, oesophagogastric surgery, obstetrics, bariatrics and general all-round anaesthesia. Previously college tutor, he was clinical director of anaesthesia for Imperial 2012-2018, and was elected onto the Royal College of Anaesthetists council in 2018. He edits the RCOA bulletin and is deputy chair of the Comms committee.
In March and April, along with many other anaesthetists, he joined ICU colleagues on a full shift system looking after Covid patients, while also continuing to provide emergency anaesthesia services at St Mary’s hospital, London.
Helgi is on twitter as @traumagasdoc.