Dr Simon Young

Consultant in Adult and Paediatric Neuroanaesthesia and Neurocritical Care, Glasgow

I have been a consultant neuroanaesthetist since 2008, training in Glasgow, Nottingham and Liverpool (Alder-Hey). My super-specialist interest in anaesthesia for paediatric neuro- and craniofacial surgery. I also practice in all aspects of adult neuroanaesthesia and neurocritical care, including neuro- trauma/oncology/vascular surgery, interventional neuroradiology, complex spinal surgery and management of patients in the National Spinal Injuries Unit for Scotland. Our unit is the tertiary OMFS referral centre, and I frequently manage the ‘difficult airway’, both in children and adults.

I have driven the introduction of cell salvage and TEG within our paediatric service, and am a member of the regional transfusion committee. I started as NACCS linkman in 2010, and was elected to council in 2019 with responsibilities including surveys, meetings and paediatric liaison. In my spare time I study Astrophysics and am working on my jazz piano skills.