Peter John Dawson Andrews, M.D., MB ChB, FRCA
Professor Andrews is a leading expert in the field of traumatic brain injury and has earned the distinguished title of Professor of Anaesthetics & Critical Care at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom. In addition to his professorship, Professor Andrews currently serves as Consultant in Anaesthesia and Intensive Care at Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Scotland, where he helps run their intensive care unit.
Professor Andrews studied at University of Aberdeen in Scotland, where he received his medical degree with commendation. He went on to become Clinical Research Fellow in Clinical Neurosciences, University of Edinburgh, observing and following severely head injured patients in the Intensive Care Unit. In his later appointment as Clinical Instructor in the Department of Anaesthesiology, University of Louisville (Kentucky), he spent a year garnering experience in anaesthetic and intensive care techniques employed in the United States. He then returned to Scotland to serve as Senior Registrar in Anaesthetics at the teaching hospital, Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Professor Andrews is a member of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine, and previously elected section Chairman of Neurological Intensive Care on two occasions and a member of the Medical Research Council (UK) College of Experts.
Professor Andrews has authored and co-authored 145 peer-reviewed journal articles and 28 books, many of which focus on traumatic brain injury. He is editor in chief for The Open Critical Care Medicine Journal and has been associate editor of Intensive Care Medicine. He is currently involved in several research grants, including the Eurotherm3235Trial, an international, multi-center, randomized controlled trial that examines the effects of hypothermia as a treatment for severe traumatic brain injury, where he serves as chief investigator.