Clinical Advisory Panel

Penlon’s strategically chosen Clinical Advisory Panel comprises independent, expert, practising physicians with a flair for innovation. Panel members treat different aspects of respiratory conditions and disciplines within Induction, OR and ICU (peri-operative, cardiology, intensivists and anaesthetists) and relate to Penlon’s current medical device portfolio and input into future technology adoptions.

Andrew Farmery, Consultant Anaesthetist

Andrew Farmery is Head of the Nuffield Department of Anaesthetics in the University of Oxford Medical School, and a practising Consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Andrew divides his time between clinical practice, research and teaching. His research group works in the area of biomedical engineering, developing novel intravascular sensors and analytical techniques to detect and monitor disordered physiology of the respiratory and cardiovascular systems in the critically ill. It is funded by the Wellcome Trust, the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the National Institute of Health Research. Its aim is to translate these new technologies and analytical models into medical devices that can have an impact on patient care.

Andrew studied Physiology and trained in Medicine and Anaesthetics in London, Cambridge and Oxford where he received a research fellowship in the Nuffield Division of Anaesthetics.

Andrew is the Fellow & Tutor in Medicine, and heads the undergraduate programme at Wadham College (University of Oxford), which requires him to keep thinking beyond the respiratory system and keeps him on his toes.

Gabor Vereczkey, Consultant Anaesthetist

Gabor Vereczkey is a Consultant Anaesthetist whose specialities are anaesthesia and cardiology. Gabor Vereczkey’s special interests are non-invasive cardiovascular monitoring, impedance cardiography, blood gas analysis.

Dr Gabor Vereczkey completed his undergraduate medical training at the Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary in 1984. He worked at the Postgraduate Medical Institute (OTKI) in Budapest and in 1989 he obtained his specialist registration in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care. In 1992 he acquired the Diploma of the European Academy of Anaesthesiology and in 1996 he obtained a specialist registration in Cardiology. Gabor was Medical Director of Pfizer Pharmaceuticals in Hungary between 1993-1995, was Head of ICU in Cardiovascular Surgery, in Postgraduate Medical University (OTE) in Budapest, between 1995-2002 then worked in Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Molndal-Gothenburg, between 2002 and 2005.

In his 30 years of experience as a specialist anaesthetist he has worked in almost all fields of anaesthesia and intensive therapy performing more than 10,000 EDA-Spinal procedures in obstetrics and orthopaedics. He has two inventions, a 3-Dimensional-ECG and an ICG-Pulse Plethysmograph to assess Endothelial Function and measure beat-to-beat non-invasive Blood Pressure without the need of a BP cuff.

Leo Brouwer, Mechanical Ventilation and Respiration Specialist

Leo Brouwer is an accomplished senior executive with a proven record of accomplishments in the medical device industry. He has a clinical background in intensive care nursing and mechanical ventilation and respiration.

Leo began his clinical career as a nurse in 1997 before specialising in intensive care nursing in 2003. Since then, his focus has been on ventilation, graduating in 2005 to become a ventilation practitioner and researching the effects of inspiratory flow settings on breathing. Leo evaluated multiple products through the tendering process in the universal medical centre and was an active member of the respiratory board, driving change and better care for ventilated patients. Over the few next years, in the commercial environment, his focus remained on patients and outcomes, running the European animal lab for HFOV and training more than 1,000 physicians globally.

Leo’s connection to the ICU is important to him, recently he has been volunteering in the ICU at the universal medical centre in Zurich, caring for patients suffering from COVID. The ICU is where Leo feels he can bring a lot to the table, improving products, patient care, artificial intelligence (AI), and optimising process and workflow.

Leo believes that clinical work, support, and medical staff are the key to success. His focus is, and always has been, to deliver technology and knowledge to healthcare professionals to optimise patient care.

Patrick Magee, Consultant Anaesthetist

Patrick Magee has been medically qualified for forty years, having first graduated in engineering science and biomedical engineering.

He has thirty-eight years of clinical experience in anaesthesia, with twenty-nine years as a consultant anaesthetist in the UK National Health Service, including intensive care and obstetric anaesthesia, with a wide range of elective and emergency clinical experience. In addition, he has worked clinically at specialist level in the USA and Australia.

In 2013, he retired from full-time NHS work, and in 2014 completed his PhD in biomedical engineering on an analysis of low-flow breathing systems. He retired from clinical practice in 2019 but has temporarily returned to part-time NHS work on request in 2020 and 2021.

Patrick has had a life-long professional interest in the technology of breathing systems, including those which supply divers, aviators and astronauts.

Patrick is the author of the textbook ‘The Physics, Clinical Measurement and Equipment of Anaesthetic Practice’. He has been a member of national committees concerning international standards of medical equipment and biomedical engineering research, education and development. He has been an examiner for the UK Royal College of Anaesthetists primary professional examination (physiology, pharmacology, physics, clinical measurement and anaesthetic equipment), and the European Diploma of Anaesthesiology.

Patrick has been a clinical and academic teacher of junior anaesthetists, locally, regionally and nationally, particularly in physics, clinical measurement and equipment, on which he has written chapters and papers, and made presentations nationally and internationally to the anaesthetic community.

Raja Jayaram, Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist

Dr Raja Jayaram is an Academic Consultant Intensivist and Anaesthetist at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford, United Kingdom.

Dr Jayaram’s research interests in Cardiac/Non-Cardiac surgery domains and outcomes research in Critical care include Myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury, Atrial fibrillation, Perioperative myocardial injury and Acute kidney injury.

His research investigating the impact of Ischaemia-Reperfusion injury during Cardiopulmonary bypass and clinical outcomes following perioperative administration of statins in patients undergoing elective cardiac surgery published in Cardiovascular Research and New England Journal of Medicine and led to the award of DPhil (PhD) in Cardiovascular Medicine from St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.

He has expertise in Molecular biology, High-performance liquid chromatography, Investigator-initiated randomised clinical trials, Risk management & Quality metrics in complex health care systems and medical technology.

William Wynn Jones, Consultant Anaesthetist

William is currently a substantive consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Berkshire Hospital, and has a strong interest in obstetric anaesthesia and preoperative medicine. As a registrar, William initiated and led an infant nutrition health-marketing project with Best Beginnings, NHS London and the Department of Health.

William most recently completed a Harkness fellowship at the Centre for Surgery and Public health, Harvard. William previously served as a specialist advisor to the chief medical officer at HCA healthcare U.K. At HCA, Dr Wynn-Jones received an HCA innovation award and was shortlisted for an HSJ Rising Star Award for his work in developing a new health care management training programme and his research into cost prediction in cardiac surgery.

William holds a master’s degree in health economics, policy and management from the London School of Economics, and he completed his medical degree at King’s College London. He is a member of the Royal College of Physicians and a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. William has published and presented widely in the area of healthcare finance and sits on the NHSE maternity payment committee.

William was previously a clinical fellow on the National Medical Director’s Fellowship under Sir Bruce Keogh and was based at the Association of British Healthcare Industries. He has since undertaken fellowships in the medical device industry exploring device design, evaluation and pricing.