Imperial College London


Faculty of MedicineDepartment of Surgery & Cancer

Reader in Anaesthesiology







AnaestheticsChelsea and Westminster HospitalChelsea and Westminster Campus





Dr Steve Yentis is research lead for the obstetric anaesthetic service at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, and supervisor of the Obstetric Anaesthesia Fellowship programme which he set up in 2005. He is co-lead anaesthetic assessor of the Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths and a past Hon. Secretary of the Obstetric Anaesthetists' Association.

He is currently Editor-in-Chief of Anaesthesia and an Officer of the Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, and past Chairman of the Riverside Research Ethics Committee and ex-Council member of the Comittee on Publication Ethics.

Dr Yentis's interests include all aspects of obstetric analgesia and anaesthesia, airway management, and research methods/use of evidence. He lectures widely on these and other topics.



Plunkett E, Costello A, Yentis SM, et al., 2021, Suicide in anaesthetists: a systematic review, Anaesthesia, Vol:76, ISSN:0003-2409, Pages:1392-1403

Collins K, Yentis SM, 2021, Epidurals in the UK: practice and complications over 80 years, Anaesthesia, Vol:76, ISSN:0003-2409, Pages:414-416

Yentis SM, Shinde S, Bogod D, et al., 2020, Audio/visual recording of doctors in hospitalsGuideline from the Association of Anaesthetists, Anaesthesia, Vol:75, ISSN:0003-2409, Pages:1082-1085


Roderick E, McHugh U, Yentis S, 2020, Attitudes of staff and patients towards audio-visual recordings on the maternity unit, Trainee Conference, WILEY, Pages:100-100, ISSN:0003-2409

Watson S, Yentis S, 2020, Keeping up with the anaesthetic literature: ease and cost of access to journal articles for UK trainee anaesthetists, Trainee Conference, WILEY, Pages:105-105, ISSN:0003-2409

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