Anaesthesia Consultants

Dr Devaraja Acharya

Picture of Dr Devaraja AcharyaGeneral information

Name, qualifications:

Dr Devaraja Acharya MBBS, MD, FRCA

Practising at:

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust




Critical Care

Current posts:

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Intensive Care
Department of Anaesthesia, Level 1, St. Julian's Ward, St. Albans City Hospital, Waverley Road, St. Albans, AL3 5PN

Year of first medical qualification:


Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

GMC Registration
Royal College of Anaesthetists
Medical Defence Union
British Medical Association
European Society of Anaesthesiology
Difficult Airway Society
History of Anaesthesia Society
British Association of Indian Anaesthetists
Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists
Indian Association of Cardio-Vascular and Thoracic Anaesthesiologists
Indian Association of Cardiothoracic & Vascular Surgeons

Contact details:

Direct telephone number: 01923 897346
Secretary's name: Rebecca Laws
Secretary's telephone number: 01923 897346


My under-graduation was from Government Medical College, Mysore, India in the year 1988. I obtained my M.D. in Anaesthesia from Mysore University, India in the year 1993. Fellowship in Cardiac Anaesthesia at Southern Railways Headquarters Hospital, Perambur, Chennai, India in the year 1994. I joined Sri Ramachandra Medical College & Research Institute, Porur, Chennai, India in the year 1994 as Assistant Professor in Anaesthesia and Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia. In the year 1998, I came to the UK and after 23 months of SHO training, I joined the North-West rotation. After obtaining my CCST in Anaesthesia in the month of August 2005, I joined West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust as a Consultant in Anaesthesia with a special interest in Critical Care.

Personal Life/Leisure Interests:

I am a founder member of the charity organisation – Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement - in India and was treasurer of this organisation for 3 years (1984-1987). I had the responsibilities of organising free health camps and maintenance of voluntary blood donor register. The organisation runs two hospitals, residential school and vocational training centre for the tribal in a remote tribal area of Mysore (India). Website of our organisation is

We have registered the U.K. chapter of our charity organisation - Swami Vivekanada Youth Movement of the UK and I have been elected as the President.

Badminton and regular exercise are the two main activities I undertake to keep myself fit.

I have a strong interest in drawing, painting and art.

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