Dr Callum Gilchrist is an Australian-trained Anaesthetist with a major subspecialty interest in providing anaesthesia for Ear, Nose and Throat Surgery (ENT). Within this subspecialty, safely anaesthetising children, providing total intravenous anaesthesia (TIVA) via target controlled infusions (TCI), and managing the difficult airway are areas of focus.
He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (ANZCA) and an active member of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), serving on multiple committees. Dr Gilchrist is also a member of the ANZCA Airway Management Special Interest Group, UK Difficult Airway Society, the Society of Anesthesia and Sleep Medicine and is also a member of the Education Advisory Board of the Society for Head and Neck Anaesthesia (SHANA).
Dr Gilchrist is a keen attendee and occasional speaker at national and international conferences. He is heavily involved in teaching the next generation of ENT Anaesthetists as the Supervisor for the Head and Neck, ENT, Dental Surgery and ECT Specialised Study Unit within the ANZCA curriculum at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He is also a leading advisor to the anaestheticgroup.com.au online portal and the convenor of the ASA’s Part 3 educational course.
Dr Gilchrist is a regular Visiting Medical Officer (VMO) at Royal North Shore Hospital and anaesthetises at many of Sydney’s premier hospitals including North Shore Private Hospital, The Sydney Adventist Hospital (SAN), The Mater Hospital, Macquarie University Hospital, East Sydney Private Hospital, Northern Sydney Specialist Day Hospital and Hunters Hill Private Hospital.
Dr Gilchrist aims to ensure that patients are as well prepared for their anaesthetic as is possible. He believes that the day of surgery should never be the first time an Anaesthetist learns about any patient’s medical conditions, because at this point it’s too late to find out further information, or arrange further medical review. He asks that all patients complete his online pre-operative health questionnaire at drgilchrist.com.au to ensure that he is optimally prepared to provide his patients with the safest and most comfortable anaesthetic experience.
Outside of medicine, Dr Gilchrist enjoys kayaking, reading a good novel or biography, all things food and wine, roadtrips, anything to do with Victor Hugo, and spending time with his wife and son.