Dr. Nhathien Nguyen-Lu is a consultant anaesthetist and the fellowship lead for obstetric anaesthesia at St Thomas’ Hospital. Nhathien has a specialist interest in obstetric anaesthesia.
Nhathien is an honorary senior clinical lecturer at Kings College London. She is an educational supervisor to both medical students and senior anaesthetic trainees and plays a role in the assessment of trainees at their regional appraisal meetings.
She graduated from medical school at the University of Nottingham and went on to complete her anaesthetic training at the Imperial School of Anaesthesia in London. She completed an obstetric fellowship for a year at Mount Sinai Hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. She has published in many peer-reviewed journals.
Nhathien’s interest in high-risk obstetrics includes post partum haemorrhage and is the lead anaesthetist for the multidisciplinary team for patients with invasive placentation.
Nhathien has a calm and gentle approach to birth experiences. She is passionate about ensuring women feel empowered and have a comfortable, pleasant and safe delivery for both mother and baby.
Nhathien is skilled in the use of ultrasound of the spine for epidural insertions. She is the director of a national ‘ultrasound in obstetric’ anaesthesia course held annually at AAGBI.
She also has a clinical interest in pain relief in labour and operative delivery as well as education and training in obstetric anaesthesia.
- Epidurals for labour
- Anaesthesia for caesarean sections/instrumental delivery
- General anaesthesia for ENT surgery/plastic surgery/orthopaedic/general/gynaecological surgery
BMedSci (Hons), University of Nottingham.
BMBS, Universtity of Nottingham.
FRCA Royal College of Anaesthetists, Imperial School of Anaesthesia London.
CCT GMC, Royal College of Anaesthetists.
University of Toronto, Obstetric Anaesthesia fellowship at Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto.
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Kings College London.
Membership of professional bodies
- Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)
- Obstetric Anaesthesia Association (OAA)
- Association of anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland. (AAGBI)