Staff Profile

Dr Michael Challis
Anaesthetist
BMedSci, MBBS (Hons), FANZCA
Dr Challis was born in Tasmania, and completed his medical degree at the University of Tasmania. He trained in surgery and pathology before commencing anaesthesia training, which he completed at the Royal Hobart Hospital, and in the United Kingdom. Since completing his specialist training he has worked throughout Tasmania in both public and private practice. He has a varied practice and his areas of professional expertise/interest include: • anaesthesia for neurosurgery, orthopaedic surgery, endocrine surgery, plastic surgery, ophthalmology and endoscopy; • ultrasound use in anaesthesia; • regional anaesthesia (local anaesthetic blocks); • difficult airway management; • intra-operative cell salvage; Dr Challis also has interests in research and teaching, and has been the Clinical Lead for Research and Audits in the Anaesthetic Department at the Royal Hobart Hospital for the past few years. He has also been the Tasmanian State Chair of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists (ASA), and is involved in anaesthetic education in developing countries. Outside work he enjoys spending time with his family, cycling, photography, and music.