The most senior doctors in our ICU are the Consultant Intensivists specialised in critical care medicine. Our Intensive Care Unit is run by the Consultant Intensivists with other specialist doctors visiting the ICU to advise on particular aspects of patient care, as required.

Consultants are assisted by other doctors who are at various stages of their training and specialist careers. A doctor will always be available to ensure that any change in a patient's condition is treated appropriately.

Our Lead Consultant is Dr Barry Sellick.

Our consulting team are: Dr Melinda Brazier, Dr Jonathan Cooper, Dr Michael DeVile, Dr Pardeep Gill, Dr Michael Parris, Dr Anthony Parsons, Dr Barry Sellick, Dr Nik Shah, Dr Karthik Somasundaram, Dr Ian White.


Lead Consultant for Critical Care

Dr Barry SELLICK graduated from St Thomas’s Hospital, London in 1975. Following various jobs in the south of England he took a post in Cape Town, working at the Groote Schuur Hospital before coming to Nottingham where he joined the East Midlands training scheme. A return to the south and work at St Georges Hospital was briefly “interrupted” for a year spent as Associate Professor at Stanford University, California. His first child, of four, is proud to say “Born in the USA”. Self confessed technophile.


Dr Michael PARRIS graduated from Kings College School of Medicine in 1998.  He then continued his training in the South West of England in Acute Medicine and Anaesthesia.  He moved to Oxford for his registrar training in Anaesthetics and spent a year in London training in Intensive Care medicine.  He joined St Peter's as a Consultant in 2009.  He has an interest in medical law and outside interests include cycling and football.



Dr Melinda BRAZIER graduated from The London Hospital Medical College in 1991. She then worked around London and the Home counties before finishing her training in the South West of London. Melinda  joined Ashford and St Peters as a consultant in 2004.  She lives near Camberley with her family.  Outside her work Melinda enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and enjoying some fresh air and relaxation.

DrA Parsons


Dr Anthony PARSONS graduated from the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine in 2000. After training with the North-Central London School of Anaesthesia he completed specialist Intensive Care training at St. Georges Hospital. Dr. Parsons commenced his first Consultant post in 2011 at Croydon University Hospital, where he acted as Chairman of the Resuscitation Committee and Lead Anaesthetist for laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Parsons joined Ashford and St. Peters in July 2014. His interests include post-operative optimisation of the high-risk surgical patient, advanced respiratory support therapies, and all aspects of critical care quality improvement. When not at work, Dr. Parsons is kept fully occupied by his wife and daughter!




Dr Jonathan COOPER trained at the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, following a gap year in Israel, Iran and Brazil.  His early medical career was spent in southern England, apart from a two year spell working in intensive care in Soweto, South Africa. He enjoys horse-riding, swimming and his interests are football and history.



Dr Nikunj SHAH graduated from St George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, in 2003. Following a post in Accident & Emergency at Kings College Hospital, he undertook general medicine training. He then attained dual accreditation in Anaesthesia and Critical Care Medicine following training in Salisbury & London including a return back to St Georges before being appointed to Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. His interests include teaching and use of ultrasound in intensive care. Outside interests include golf and racquet sports.



Dr Michael DEVILE graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2002.  After gaining 3 years experience in general medicine, he underwent senior anaesthetic training with the Oxford Deanery.  His advanced ICU training was at St Thomas’ Hospital and the Hammersmith Hospitals, London.  His interests include acute renal failure and all aspects of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


 DrK Somasundaram


Dr Karthik SOMASUNDARAM graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine in 2002 and then spent some time gaining experience in Accident and Emergency and General Medicine.  He embarked on training in Anaesthetics and Intensive Care in the London Deanery and completed advanced training at St George’s Hospital and Chelsea and Westminster Hospital.  He has also spent time as a paediatric intensive care retrieval fellow at St Thomas’ Hospital London and a fellow in cardiothoracic anaesthetics and intensive care at Barts and the London Chest hospitals.  His interests include haemodynamic post-operative optimisation and management of patients post-cardiac arrest.



Dr Pardeep GILL has been a consultant anaesthetist at Ashford St Peters NHS Trust for nearly 5 years.  He obtained his medical degree from the University of Leicester Medical School. His subsequent specialist training took place in the Midlands with an additional one year secondment to Melbourne, Australia. He is married with 2 young daughters who keep him busy when he is not at work.


Dr Ian WHITE trained at Kings College Hospital and then started his early anaesthetic training at St Peters.  Having completed his training in the North West London Deanery he then lectured at Imperial College London for five years before returning to his anaesthetic roots at Ashford and St Peters in 2003.  When not in the Intensive Care Unit he can be found on the golf course!