Dr P Dean Gopalan


Dr P Gopalan

Head of Discipline & Chief Specialist
Tel: +27 (0)31 260 4615
E-mail: Gopalan@ukzn.ac.za

Campus /HospitalNelson R Mandela School of Medicine
Research InterestsCritical Care, Mitochondrial Dysfunction, Medical Education
Campus /HospitalHead of Discipline & Chief Specialist
DesignationHead of Discipline & Chief Specialist
BiosketchCurrent additional roles:
  • Intensivist, Surgical ICU, King Edward VIII  and Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospitals, Durban
  • Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital, Durban
  • Member of National Council of CCSSA
  • Councillor of College of Anaesthetists of CMSA
  • Portfolio Manager FCA II Examinations having acted as examiner, convenor and moderator
  • Chairperson: Intercollegiate Committee of Critical Care of CMSA
  • Executive Committee Member South African Society of Anaesthesiologists – Natal Coastal Branch – 2001-date
  • Associate Editor: South African Journal of Critical Care
ResearchGate Prifile

List of PublicationsT C Hardcastle, M Stander, N Kalafatis, R E Hodgson, D Gopalan. External patient temperature control in emergency centres, trauma centres, intensive care units and operating theatres: A multi-society literature review. SAMJ 2013: 103(9):609-611.

Timothy Craig Hardcastle, Melanie Stander, R Eric Hodgson, Dean Gopalan, Nicky Kalafatis. Temperature regulation in emergency, surgical and critical care. SAMJ 2013;103(9):598. (Correspondence) 

R Eric Hodgson, Guy Richards, A Christina Lundgren, Maryke Spruyt, Jan P Pretorius, L Rudo Mathiva, Roger Dickerson,
P Dean Gopalan, Michael F M James, Ivan A Joubert, Jenna L Piercy, Andy Parrish, Mark Blockman. Starch Safety in Resuscitation SAMJ 2013;103(9):591-595 (Correspondence) 

Samuel RA,
Gopalan PD, Coovadia Y, Samuel R. Infection control in anaesthesia in regional, tertiary and central hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal. Part 3: Decontamination procedures. South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2013;19(4):204-211. 

Samuel RA,
Gopalan PD, Coovadia Y, Samuel R. Infection control in anaesthesia in regional, tertiary and central hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal. Part 2: Equipment Contamination. South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2013;19(3):146-151. 

Naidu S,
Gopalan PD. The perspectives of eThekwini public service anaesthetic doctors on the informed consent process for anaesthesia. South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2013;19(2):96-101. 

Samuel RA,
Gopalan PD, Coovadia Y, Samuel R. Infection control in anaesthesia in regional, tertiary and central hospitals in KwaZulu-Natal. Part 1: Unsafe injection practices among anaesthetists. South Afr J Anaesth Analg 2013;19(1):68-70. 

Rodseth RN,
Gopalan PD. Toxicology. In Milner A, Welch A eds. Applied Pharmacology in Anaesthesiology and Critical Care.  Centurion, South Africa: Medpharm Publications (Pty) Ltd. 2012: 707-723. 

Pather S, Loadsman JA,
Gopalan PD, Rao A, Philp S, Carter J. The role of transversus abdominis plane blocks in women undergoing total laparoscopic hysterectomy: A retrospective review. Aust NZ J Obstet Gynaecol. 2011 Sep 16. (Epub ahead of print) 

Gopalan PD.
What’s new in critical care. S Afr J Anaesth Analg 2011;17(2):198-199. 

Gopalan PD
. Contrast-induced acute kidney injury. S Afr J Anaesth Analg 2011;17(2):193-195. 

Blakemore SJ,
Gopalan PD. Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009: A case series from intensive care units in Port Shepstone, South Africa. S Afr J Anaesth Analg 2010;16(3):17-22.

Rodseth RN,
Gopalan PD, Cassimjee HM, Goga S. Postoperative nausea and vomiting in an African population: incidence, risk factors and utility of a simplified scoring system. Anesthesia and Analgesia 2010 June; 110(6): 1591-1594. 

Kalafatis NA,
Gopalan PD, Swe Swe-Han K. Outcomes of patients with abdominal tuberculosis in an intensive care unit. Minerva Anestesiologica 2009; 75 (7-8) Suppl 2: 69. (abstract) 

Brink A, Feldman C, Duse A
, Gopalan D, Grolman D, Mer M, Naicker S, Paget G, Perovic O, Richards G. Guideline for the Management of Nosocomial Infections in South Africa. SAMJ 2006; 96(7): 641-652. 

Gopalan PD.
An approach to the patient suspected of having a hospital-acquired infection. Southern African Journal of Epidemiology and Infection. 2005;20(2):46-48. 

Gopalan PD
, Muckart DJJ. The critically ill obstetric patient. What’s the score? InternationalJournal of Obstetric Anesthesia. 2004;13 (3):144-45. (editorial)

Critical Care Society of South Africa Working Group: GA Richards, S Bhagwanjee, A Argent, 
N Fouche, PD Gopalan, D Grolman, J Kilian, RL Mathivha, M Mer, L Michell, S Mokgokong, R Raine, H van Rensburg, M Spruyt. . Severe sepsis and the role of novel therapeutic agents. Position statement of the Critical Care Society of South Africa on severe sepsis and the role of novel therapeutic agents such as drotrecogin alfa (activated) SAMJ 2003; 93(6): 416-417.

Gopalan PD
, Burrows RC. Critical Care of the Vascular Surgery Patient. Critical Care Clinics. 2003; 19 (1): 109-125. 

Singh U,
Gopalan PD, Rocke DA. Anesthesia for the patient with severe pre-eclampsia. In: Belfort M, et al, eds. Hypertension in Pregnancy. New York: Marcel Dekker Inc. 2003: 339-69. 

Biccard BM,
Gopalan PD. Phaeochromocytoma and acute myocardial infarction. Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2002; 30: 74-76. 

Hodgson RE,
Gopalan PD, Burrows RC. The effect of cricoid pressure on the success of lightwand intubation with the “Surch liteâ”. Anesthesiology 2001;94:259-62. 

Gopalan PD
, Bhagwanjee S. Utilisation of Resources: How efficiently is the Surgical ICU at King Edward VIII Hospital Functioning? SAMJ 1998; 88(11):1452 (abstract). 

Gopalan PD
, Bhagwanjee S. A comparison of the Cost of Intensive Care in the Private and Public Sector. SAMJ 1998; 88(11):1453 (abstract). 

Gopalan PD
, Bhagwanjee S, Burrows RC. Referral patterns of Two Intensive Care Units in the Greater Durban Area.  SAMJ 1998; 88(11):1452 (abstract).