Peter Lee

Qualifications: MB BCh BAO BMedSc FCARCSI MD, Fellowship in Ambulatory and Regional Anesthesia

Title: Consultant Anaesthesiologist and Clinical Senior Lecturer


  • Principal Investigator, ASSERT for Health, University College Cork
  • Clinical Director, Malignant Hyperthermia Unit, University College Cork and Cork University Hospital.
  • Member Scientific Subcommittee in Geriatric Anaesthesiology, European Society of Anaesthesiology
  • Committee Member CUH Hospital Thrombosis Group
  • Co-lead of Cork University Hospital Preoperative Admission and Assessment Clinic
  • Committee Member Ophthalmology Service Transfer Implementation Group

Hospitals: Cork University Hospital and South Infirmary-Victoria University Hospital

Subspecialty Interests:

  • Ambulatory Anaesthesia
  • Regional Anaesthesia
  • Malignant Hyperthermia
  • Preoperative Assessment

Teaching Interests:        

University College Cork undergraduate and postgraduate teaching

  • 4th year medical students, Senior Anaesthesia Clerkship
  • Supervisor for 5th year medical students research projects
  • Clinical Supervisor for EE3091: Biomedical Design
  • Faculty on Anaesthesia Simulation Courses ASSET Centre UCC

External Courses and Teaching

  • European Society of Anaesthesiology (workshops, lectures)
  • Faculty Cork Peripheral Nerve Blockade Course
  • Faculty Cork Academy of Regional Anaesthesia
  • Director Cork Regional Anaesthesia in Children Course

Research Interests:        

Medical Device Innovation and Development

  • Winner Cleveland Clinic / Enterprise Ireland Clinical Innovation Award 2012
  • ProDural project (novel epidural device)
  • RespiraSense device (novel respiratory rate monitor) with PMD Solutions

Persistent Post-Surgical Pain

Ultrasound guided neuraxial anaesthesia

Geriatric Anaesthesia


  • Irish National Co-ordinator for the European multi-centre POSE trial (Peri-interventional Outcome Study in the Elderly)
  • Facing Africa charity: Providing anaesthesia annually as part of a team of volunteer surgeons from the UK, Germany, France and Holland to Ethiopia each year to perform complex facial reconstructive surgery on the victims of the disease noma.

Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care Medicine