Our Team

Dr. Elizabeth Ashley

Consultant Anaesthetist

Dr Elizabeth Ashley was appointed as a Consultant Anaesthetist at King’s College Hospital in 1998. She moved to a Consultant post at University College London Hospitals and the Heart Hospital in August 2001. She is Lead Acute Pain Consultant at the Heart Hospital and Fellowship Training Programme Director.

She has previously held positions including College Tutor for The Royal College of Anaesthetists and Lead Clinician for Cardiothoracic Intensive Care, Dr Ashley qualified from Birmingham University Medical School in 1989, after completing an intercalated degree in Medical Biochemistry. She undertook anaesthetic and intensive care training in Birmingham, Adelaide, Australia, UCLH, St George’s Hospital, The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Her areas of special interest include cardiothoracic anaesthesia, especially off-bypass surgery, anaesthesia for patients with grown up congenital heart disease, and the management of acute post-operative pain. She is a recognised expert in the expanding field of anaesthesia for interventional cardiology and electrophysiological procedures.

She has advanced training and expertise in trans-oesophageal echocardiography and has attained North American Board Accreditation in perioperative echocardiography. She has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Personal Interests include running, fitness and property renovation.