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Aims and scope

Perioperative Medicine is an open access journal that publishes highly topical clinical research relating to the perioperative care of surgical patients. Its essence is the distillation, examination and application of clinical evidence to improve surgical outcome. Modern perioperative medicine is a true multidisciplinary speciality and the journal welcomes research in all areas relevant to perioperative medicine from any healthcare professional.


Innovative Perioperative Trial Designs

Guest Editors:
Associate Professor Mark Edwards, MD, University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Submission Status: Open until 30 December 2024 

This collection will give an overview of a range of innovative trial designs that are beginning to be adopted into perioperative evidence generation. Readers will be given a comprehensive review of these novel methods, their suitable applications in perioperative research, and key advantages and limitations.

Right Heart Dysfunction in Perioperative Medicine – Physiology, Assessment and Treatment

Explore our latest Collection on Right Heart Dysfunction in Perioperative Medicine. Discover key insights into assessing right heart function, treatment options, and practical guidelines for busy clinicians managing patients with right heart disease. Dive into a concise yet comprehensive summary of this vital field.

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Evidence Based Perioperative Medicine

EBPOM is a not for profit collaborative project between a number of UK and international academic institutions that exists to promote the examination, discussion and application of evidence based medicine to perioperative care. Its aim is to improve the outcome of patients undergoing surgery, through creating a forum for research development, practical acquisition of essential skills and dissemination of evidence based perioperative knowledge.

American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI) joint consensus statements

The 1st POQI Consensus Conference occurred in Durham, NC, on March 4–5, 2016, and was supported by the American Society of Enhanced Recovery (ASER) and Evidence-Based Perioperative Medicine (EBPOM). The conference focused on enhanced recovery for colorectal surgery and discussed four topics—perioperative analgesia, perioperative fluid management, preventing nosocomial infection, and measurement and quality in enhanced recovery pathways.

Professor Lee A. Fleisher, MD, Editor-in-Chief

Lee A. Fleisher, MD, is Emeritus Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and continues to practice clinically. He serves as a Senior Advisor of the Bipartisan Policy Center and FasterCures of the Milken Institute, Senior Fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics and Visiting Fellow of the Duke-Margolis Center. From July 2020-July 2023, he was the Chief Medical Officer and Director of the Center for Clinical Standards and Quality for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.  From 2004 through July 2020, he was the Robert D. Dripps Professor and Chair of Anesthesiology and Critical Care and Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.  His research focuses on measurement of quality of care including quality measures, decision making and decision support, implementation of cultural change and health policy.  In 2007, he was elected to membership of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and served on Committees including the Board of Health Services of the NAM. 

Professor Mike Grocott, BSc MBBS MD FRCA FRCP FFICM, Editor-in-Chief

Mike Grocott is the Professor of Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Southampton (UK) and Director of the National Institute of Health Research (NIHR) Southampton Biomedical Research Centre.  He is an NIHR Senior Investigator and Chair of the Board of the UK National Institute of Academic Anaesthesia. 

Mike is an elected council member and trustee of the Royal College of Anaesthetists and vice-chair of the UK Centre for Perioperative Care. He is an adjunct Professor at Duke University Medical School (USA), an honorary professor at UCL (UK), and vice-president of the Perioperative Quality Initiative (POQI). His research interests focus on perioperative and critical care medicine, the integrative physiology of human hypoxia and health services research.

Founding Editors

Mark A Hamilton, MB BS MRCP FRCA MD(Res) FFICM, St George's Hospital, London, UK 

Monty G Mythen, MBBS MD FRCA FFICM FCAI (hon), University College London, London, UK

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    Journal Impact Factor: 2.0
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