DR KATE FRANCE

 

Initially having commenced training as an emergency physician, Dr France changed to the South Australian anaesthesia training scheme in 2003. Anaesthetic training commenced in Adelaide, continued in Darwin and was completed at Westmead hospital, Sydney. She undertook a provisional fellowship year in paediatric anaesthesia at Westmead Childrens hospital, Sydney.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

>   MBChB Otago Medical School,  New Zealand 1995

>   Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, 2008

 

CONSULTANT POSITIONS

>   Staff Specialist, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, 2008 – current

>   Private anaesthesia part time practice since 2010

>   Specialist anaesthetist Pulse Anaesthetics, Adelaide, 2014

 

SPECIAL INTERESTS

>   Anaesthesia for thoracic surgery

>   Anaesthesia for patients with difficult airways

>   Anaesthesia for ENT surgery

>   Specialised sedation techniques for plastic/cosmetic surgery

 

MEMBERSHIPS

>   Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists