Jugdeep Dhesi

Consultant in geriatric and general internal medicine


Jugdeep Dhesi works in the perioperative medicine for older people undergoing surgery (POPS) service.

She is an honorary professor at King’s College London and associate professor at University College London.

She has a wide education and training portfolio, having established innovative allied health professional, foundation and specialist registrar training programmes in perioperative medicine, co-authored e-learning and master of science (MSc) modules, and multiple textbook chapters.

She is also deputy director for Centre for Perioperative Care, president elect for British Geriatrics Society, and is involved in national steering, advisory and guideline groups (NELA, RCoA, BGS, NICE).

Research interests

  • Preoperative assessment and optimisation
  • Health services research
  • Postoperative delirium


  • William Farr Medal, Worshipful Society of Apothecaries, 2023
  • King's Health Partners – Education Academy Awards, 2020
  • HSJ Value Awards 2019 (POPS@DGT), 2019
  • BMJ Awards (innovation category (POPS@DGT), 2018
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists 25th anniversary personal commendation, 2017
  • HSJ Top 50 Innovators in Healthcare, 2014
  • Patient Safety & Care Award – long term conditions management; (Amputee Rehabilitation Unit), 2014
  • BUPA Care Award – highly commended for the POPS service, 2008
  • Public Servants of the Year – POPS service, 2006

Last updated: April 2024

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