I am clinically involved at BCCH in the care of children with congenital heart disease. I have a strong interest and significant training and experience in pediatric anesthesia, specifically pediatric cardiac anesthesia. My primary focus of research and education is the use of simulation training in healthcare, focusing on clinical, multi-professional courses, and faculty development.


Simulators, equipment, and props
Manual of Simulation in Healthcare
Chris Chin
DOI: 10.1093/med/9780198717621.003.0004

ABCs of Neonatal Cardiac Anesthesia
Artificial Organs
Chris Chin
DOI: 10.1111/j.1525-1594.2012.01558.x

Pediatric Anesthesiology Review: Clinical Cases for Self-Assessment
C. Chin
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2044.2011.06944.x

Simulation Training in Paediatric Anaesthesia
Minerva Anestesiologica

Effect of pediatric simulation training on candidate’s confidence
Pediatric Anesthesia
Crina L Burlacu, Chris Chin
DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2008.02466.x

Comparison of the cardiovascular effects of isoflurane and sevoflurane as measured by magnetic resonance imaging in children with congenital heart disease
Journal of Clinical Anesthesia
Priti G. Dalal, Andrew Corner, Chris Chin, Carine Wood, Reza Razavi
DOI: 10.1016/j.jclinane.2007.08.004

Simulation Training for Pediatric Emergencies
Clinical Simulation
Chris Chin
DOI: 10.1016/b978-012372531-8.50069-8

Manual of Simulation in Healthcare

Recombinant activated factor VII
Pediatric Anesthesia
DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2006.02034.x

Teaching Paediatric Cardiac Anaesthesiology
Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesiology, 4th edition

Anesthetic management of the complications of previously undiagnosed ingested foreign body in a pediatric patient
Pediatric Anesthesia
Nicola S Somerville, Clare Mearns, Chris Chin, Sean Blaney, David Anderson
DOI: 10.1111/j.1460-9592.2004.01312.x

Use of simulation in paediatric anaesthesia training
Pediatric Anesthesia
Adam Wantman, Chris Chin
DOI: 10.1046/j.1460-9592.2003.01172.x

The development and introduction of competency-based training and assessment for the paediatric anaesthetic specialist registrar training module at St Bartholomew's and the Royal London Hospitals
Pediatric Anesthesia
I. Curran, J. Challands, C. Chin, L. Davis, E. Mcateer, J. Silk, A. Visram, A. Marshall
DOI: 10.1046/j.1460-9592.2002.10271_16.x

Comparison of exogenous surfactant and positive end-expiratory pressure therapies in a model of human breast milk-induced acute lung injury in rabbits†
BJA: British Journal of Anaesthesia
C. Chin, B. O’Hare, J. Lerman, J. Endo
DOI: 10.1093/bja/84.5.600

Acute Lung Injury After Instillation of Human Breast Milk into Rabbits' Lungs: Effects of pH and Gastric Juice
Survey of Anesthesiology
DOI: 10.1097/00132586-200002000-00030

Duration of preoperative amiodarone treatment may be associated with postoperative hospital mortality in patients undergoing heart transplantation
Journal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Christopher Chin, Christopher Feindel, Davy Cheng
DOI: 10.1016/s1053-0770(99)90008-3

Acute lung injury after trachéal instillation of acidified soya-based or Enfalac® formula or human breast milk in rabbits
Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie
Christopher Chin, Jerrold Lerman, Junko Endo
DOI: 10.1007/bf03012611

Fatal pulmonary embolism associated with pulmonary artery catheterisation
Clinical Intensive Care


Current Projects
I am a co-founder of the European Simulation Collaboration (http://www.eusim.org) and have been running Basic and Advanced Simulation Train-the-Trainers Courses since 2005. This initial partnership of 3 simulator centres has now increased with partnership centres in many countries including Holland, Norway, Finland, Switzerland, Portugal and Mexico. I have taught many of these international courses. Based on this experience, I am currently developing a series of multidisciplinary simulations, held directly in the operating room, to improve non-technical skills & teamwork at BCCH. Our goal is to investigate their role in reducing errors and inefficiency in the operating room.

I am leading adaptation of the PediCrisis management checklists/guidelines to BCCH practices, to help local healthcare providers during critical events such as pediatric cardiac arrest and anaphylaxis. We are implementing these checklists, to be used in all anesthesia areas at BCCH, and plan to evaluate their usefulness through audits in the near future.

Dexmedetomidine Sedation in PACU following Pediatric Cardiac Catheterization – following a retrospective review I am initiating a prospective randomized controlled study to investigate any benefits to Dexmedetomidine in pediatric patients who have undergone cardiac catheter procedures.

Honours & Awards

In 2012, I was successfully nominated to become a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (UK) – Awarded 2013.

In 2008 and again in 2009 I received peer reviewed Clinical Excellence awards from Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust.