I am an experienced consultant anaesthetist with subspecialty interests in obstetric anaesthesia and complex major surgery. With an interest in legal medicine, I have been a medical examiner since 2021 and have led several serious incident investigations. I gained the diploma in legal medicine with distinction in 2023. 

I am the clinical lead for kidney transplant anaesthesia, and I run a high risk preoperative assessment clinic. Recently, I led a multi-disciplinary team in the development of an enhanced recovery programme for kidney transplant recipients and I presented the results internationally. I am widely published with original research in peer-reviewed papers, book chapters and I am the co-author of a FRCA examination textbook. 


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  • Fabes J, Al Midani A, Sarna AS, et al. Goal-Directed Haemodynamic Therapy Improves Patient Outcomes in Kidney Transplantation. Progress in Transplantation. 2023;0(0). doi:10.1177/15269248231164165
  • Wittenberg M, Fabes J, Strange D, Griffin M, Lock D, Spiro M. Rapid development of a ventilator for use during the COVID-19 pandemic: Clinical, human factor & engineering considerations. J Intensive Care Soc. 2022;23(3):334-339. doi:10.1177/17511437211007773
  • Richardson AL, Wittenberg M, Lucas DN. An urgent call to the labour ward. Contin Educ Anaesth Crit Care Pain. 2014; doi: 10.1093/bjaceaccp/mku028.
  • Wittenberg M. Will ultrasound scanners replace the stethoscope? BMJ. 2014;348:g3463.
  • Perkins ZB, Wittenberg MD, Nevin D, Lockey DJ, O’Brien B. The relationship between head injury severity and hemodynamic response to tracheal intubation. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;74(4):1074-1080. 
  • Wittenberg M. Medical leadership must move from “amateur sport” to professional discipline. BMJ Careers. 2013; doi:10.1136/bmj.f6577
  • Wittenberg MD, Kaur N, Miller RF, Walker DA. The challenges of HIV disease in the Intensive Care Unit. JICS. 2010; 11(1):26-30.
  • Wittenberg MD, Gattas DJ, Ryan A, Totaro R. Introduction of intensive glycaemic control into a neurosurgical intensive care unit: a retrospective cohort study. Crit Care Resusc. 2008; 10: 203–208. 
  • Wittenberg M D, Sloan J P, Barlow I F. Head injuries in Leeds: Changes in epidemiology and survival over 12 years. Emerg Med J. 2004;21(4):429-432.