Alex Manara’s bio

Dr. Alex Manara, FRCP FRCA FFICM, has been a Consultant in IntensiveCare Medicine at the Regional Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit in Bristol since 1990. He was a member of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges’ Working Party on a Code of Practice for the Diagnosis and Confirmation of Death, the international guideline development for the determination of death in collaboration with the World Heath Authority, and a member of the World Brain Death Project. He led the implementation of one of the first controlled DCD programmes in the UK in 2002. He has been involved in the development of national and international guidance on both the determination of death and on DCD. He has also been involved in the development of guidance and best practice strategies in many other aspects of deceased organ donation. He is an expert advisor on organ donation to the UK Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine and the National Quality Lead for Organ Donation in the UK.

His other interests include the management of patients with devastating brain injury, end of life care in ICU, management of severe traumatic brain injury.