Dr Thomas Fernandez is a Specialist Anaesthetist at Auckland City Hospital and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland. He previously worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco where he completed a fellowship in anaesthesia for liver transplantation and received the Haile T Debas Medical Educators Award for excellence in teaching. His clinical interests include anaesthesia for vascular and hepatobiliary surgery and he is a member of the New Zealand Liver Transplant anaesthesia team. He is an active volunteer for teaching and surgical missions to third world countries and recently worked in Haiti, Equador and Guatemala. Dr. Fernandez has extensive experience in the provision of anaesthesia in interventional radiology suites through his time at both Auckland City Hospital and the University of California, San Francisco.