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Samantha Banks

Dr Banks started her anaesthetic training in London in the North West Deanery (St Mary’s Hospital and Northwick Park) before moving to the Northern South West Deanery (Bristol and Frenchay) to complete it.

In 1999-2001, Dr Banks went to Perth, Western Australia to complete a fellowship in obstetric anaesthesia where she was also able to become involved in multiple research projects, led by Dr Mike Paech resulting in several publications in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr Banks was appointed as a consultant anaesthetist at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in January 2004. Her specialist interests are in Obstetric Anaesthesia and Bariatric Anaesthesia.

Dr Banks is the Departmental Obstetric Morbidity and Mortality Lead and the Sessional Group Representative. She is also the Perioperative Quality Improvement Project Lead.


  • MBBS (Batchelor of Medicine) 1989
  • FRCA (Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists) 1995
  • CCST (Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training) 2003

Job Title

Consultant Anaesthetist



GMC Membership Number


Phone number

01872 258195 or 01872 258197

Email address

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