Monty Mythen

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Monty Mythen


Professor of Anaesthesia and intensive care medicineMythenMonty

  • Smiths Medical Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care, UCL and Honorary Consultant Anaesthesia and Critical Care UCL Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Director, Centre for Anaesthesia, UCL
  • Director, Joint UCLH/UCL Biomedical Research Unit.
  • Executive Board Member, UCLH/UCL NIHR Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centre
  • Co-Director, Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, UCLH



Phone: 020 3447 3343 / 020 3447 3359


Address: University College London

Region: London

Research type: Clinical

Research Interests:

  • Anaesthesia/critical care
  • Enhanced recovery from surgery
  • Surgical Outcomes Research Centre, UCLH


Key Techniques: 

Keywords:  Perioperative medicine, Fluids


Collaborations: Mike GrocottRupert Pearse

Selected Publications:

1. M. G. Mythen and A. R. Webb. Intraoperative Gut Mucosal Hypoperfusion Is Associated with Increased Postoperative Complications and Cost. Intensive Care Medicine 20 (2):99-104, 1994. (Cited  203 times).

2. M. G. Mythen and A. R. Webb. Perioperative Plasma-Volume Expansion Reduces the Incidence of Gut Mucosal Hypoperfusion During Cardiac-Surgery. Archives of Surgery 130 (4):423-429, 1995. (Cited 333 times).

3. E. BennettGuerrero, L. Ayuso, C. HamiltonDavies, W. D. White, G. R. Barclay, P. K. Smith, S. A. King, L. H. Muhlbaier, M. F. Newman, and M. G. Mythen. Relationship of preoperative antiendotoxin core antibodies and adverse outcomes following cardiac surgery. JAMA 277 (8):646-650, 1997. (Cited 92 times).

4. T. J. Gan, E. Bennett-Guerrero, B. Phillips-Bute, H. Wakeling, D. M. Moskowitz, Y. Olufolabi, S. N. Konstadt, C. Bradford, P. S. A. Glass, S. J. Machin, and M. G. Mythen. Hextend (R), a physiologically balanced plasma expander for large volume use in major surgery: A randomized phase III clinical trial. Anesthesia and Analgesia 88 (5):992-998, 1999. (Cited 133 times).

5. N. J. Wilkes, R. Woolf, M. Mutch, S. V. Mallett, T. Peachey, R. Stephens, and M. G. Mythen. The effects of balanced versus saline-based hetastarch and crystalloid solutions on acid-base and electrolyte status and gastric mucosal perfusion in elderly surgical patients. Anesthesia and Analgesia 93 (4):811-816, 2001.(Cited 130 times).