Dr. James Griffiths

Dr. James Griffiths
Dr. James GriffithsAnaesthetist
James is an anaesthetist whose clinical interests include anaesthesia for obstetrics, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and ophthalmological surgery.

About James

MBBS
FANZCA
Masters of Epidemiology
Post-Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis

Dr. James Griffiths completed his anesthetic training at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne. He then undertook fellowship training in obstetric anaesthesia at the Royal Women’s Hospital and in neurosurgical and trauma anaesthesia at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. He is now a visiting specialist anaesthetist at the Royal Women’s Hospital as well as in private practice. His clinical interests include anaesthesia for obstetrics, neurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery and ophthalmological surgery.

Since completing his anaesthetic training, James has completed a Masters of Epidemiology and a Post Graduate Certificate of Clinical Ultrasound, both at the University of Melbourne. He has strong involvement in anaesthetic research and has numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of subjects including post-operative analgesia for caesarean section and gynecological oncology, and the application of ultrasound in clinical anaesthesia. He is also a co-author on several Cochrane reviews.

His latest publications can be found here:

In 2016, James took sabbatical leave and completed a Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis through the South Australian Society of Hypnosis. He is interested in exploring potential applications of clinical hypnosis in settings such as needle phobia, perioperative anxiety and chronic pain.

Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Australian Society of Anaesthetists
Obstetric Anaesthetists Association
Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia
Executive Committee of the ANZCA/ASA/NZSA Obstetric Anaesthesia Special Interest Group.
Medical Advisory Committee at North Park Private Hospital.

Obstetric Anaesthesia
Neurosurgical anaesthesia
Research and Teaching

If you are booked for a Caesarean Section, you may find these documents and information video from the Obstetric Anaesthetists Association (UK) to be helpful.  Whilst there are some minor differences in practice between Australia and the UK, I find most things are quite similar.

FAQs about your Anaesthetic for Caesarean Section

Caesarean Section information sheet

Your Caesarean Birth Video