Dr James Chandler joined the MSG in 2006 from the highly-regarded Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, USA, where he had teaching, research and clinical commitments as a consultant cardiothoracic anaesthesiologist and intensive care physician.
He originally trained as a doctor in Leicester, graduating with honours, and was one of the first students to take part in a European exchange programme to a German university.
He began his anaesthetic career in Norwich and went on to complete his specialist training by 2006 in hospitals across England before undertaking a fellowship in Cardiothoracic anaesthesia at Papworth and training in intensive care in Cambridge.
Dr Chandler has passed the National Board Examination of special competence in perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Diplomate of the European Society of Regional Anaesthesiology and a member of the British Medical Association.
With his background in cardiac anaesthesia and ICU, he is interested in relatively high-risk cases and has secured for Guernsey the use of transoesophageal echocardiography for surgical and ICU cases and developed a cardiac risk stratification system.
Dr Chandler’s interest in regional blocks stems from the routine use of these techniques in the UK and he undertook the European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine post-graduate diploma to further his experience and daily practice.
“The most fulfilling aspect of the role for me is applying my skills and knowledge to help a patient reduce the risk and impact of their procedure or illness through critical choices relating to their care.”
In Dr Chandler's spare time he likes to work on projects at home that test these skills. He enjoys the company of my family and spending as much time on the water as possible