Dr Ian Calder is a Consultant Anaesthetist at The National Hospital, Queen Square and The Royal Free Hospital in London, UK.
Born in Campbeltown in 1948, he spent five years in Sudan, before returning to Scotland and eventually England. An interest in anaesthesia was assured by contact with such outstanding characters as Norton Williams, Cecil Gray, Gordon Bush, "Dinge" Riding and Gordon Jackson-Rees, whilst an undergraduate and junior doctor in Liverpool.
He was a registrar at St Thomas' Hospital before being appointed at The National and The Royal Free. He ran the Clinical Viva and was Vice-Chair of the Final FRCA till 2009.