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Shankar-Hari, Manu - consultant in intensive care medicine


Consultant profiles

Manu Shankar-Hari, consultant in critical care



Area of expertise: critical care medicine, immunology of sepsis, acute organ failure, epidemiology and study design.


  • Biography

    Manu Shankar-Hari joined Guy's and St Thomas' critical care team as a consultant physician and clinician researcher in 2009.

    He is the chairman of the Sepsis Quality Improvement Project in the hospital.

    Manu’s research focuses on lymphocyte biology and epidemiology of sepsis.

    His immunology research explores the acute changes in immunoglobulin molecules, free light chains and lymphocyte abnormalities in sepsis related critical illness.

    His epidemiology research explores the reasons for international variations in sepsis epidemiology, ways to improve septic shock definitions and the determinants of long-term mortality in acute illness survivors.

    Manu has been a faculty teaching performing observational research course at the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London since 2011. 

  • Education and training

    • MSc in Epidemiology (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine)
    • European Diploma in Intensive Care Medicine
    • UK Intercollegiate Diploma in Intensive Care
    • Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
    • MD
    • MB BS.
  • Specialist interests

    • Clinical epidemiology
    • knowledge transfer
    • health policy.
  • Research interests

    • Epidemiology of critical illness
    • non-interventional (observational) study design
    • lymphocyte function in acute illness.