Dr Madhu Shankar Balasubramaniam

Consultant in Anaesthetics & ICU - Anaesthetics, RBH

Telephone Number: 01204 390390 x5762

Professional Background

After qualifying with M.B.B.S. at the Tamilnadu Dr.MGR Medical University India, Dr Balasubramaniam went on to train as D.A. – Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, India and also FRCA – the Royal College of Anaesthetists, London.

He previously worked at the University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, was a clinical fellow in cardiac anaesthesia at Southampton University Hospitals NHS FT, completed intermediate and higher anaesthetic training at Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals, and York Teaching Hospitals.

He came to work at Bolton NHS FT in March 2015.

Special Interests and Research

‘Outcome of Urgent Re-sternotomy after cardiac Surgery’
Retrospective review, 75 cases, undertaken by me as a co-Investigator and presented as an Oral paper at ACTA meeting, Blackpool 2009 and as poster at EACTA, Edinburgh 2010.
‘Reduction in both intravenous and volatile anaesthetic requirement during cardiopulmonary bypass with bispectral index monitoring’
Randomised controlled trial, 80 patients, involved as a co-investigator and completed the trail. Preliminary data presented at EACTA, Montpellier, 2005
‘Gentamicin in elderly: evaluating the renal function’
Observational data collection on 1500 patients, Presented as poster at AAGBI annual congress, Dublin 2013


Madhu Shankar Balasubramaniam, Paul Diprose, Mike herbertson, ravi Gill. ‘Outcome after urgent re-sternotomy following cardiac surgery’ : Jounal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia (June 2010 supplement):Vol 24, No 3S:S55
The abstract of the study was published.

MS Balasubramaniam,MSR Ganugapenta.‘Perioperative Analgesia in Adult Cardiac Surgery:ACTA Survey’ : http://www.acta.org.uk/store/docs/surveys/Analgesia--ACTA-survey-355621-3-29-2012.pdf

Madhu Shankar balasubramaniam, Shahul Hameed Gulam Mohamed,Aanir Nazir, Balaji Packianathaswamy. ‘Elective LSCS of a morbid patient with tracheal stent’ : Conference abstracts: World congress of Regional anaesthesia and pain Therapy, Sydney 2013: 3507: Page 229

Shahul hameed, Packianathaswamy Balaji, Madhu Shankar Balasubramaniam. ‘Anaesthetic management of a parturient with a degloving injury to back for caesarean section’: Conference abstracts: World congress of Regional anaesthesia and pain Therapy, Sydney 2013: 3496: Page 227

Dr Madhu Shankar Balasubramaniam works in the following services:

Critical Care

Critical Care at the Royal Bolton Hospital comprises an eight bed intensive care unit and a ten bed high dependency unit which care for seriously ill patients. Both units are staffed by critical care trained nurses and covered by doctors trained in intensive care medicine. Other specialists from across the Trust provide input where necessary. We care for almost 1,400 patients a year making Bolton the third busiest critical care unit in Greater Manchester.