Phil Hopkins


Phil Hopkins graduated as a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at the University of London in 1984. In 1996 He was awarded an MD by thesis by the University of Leeds. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists.

Phil holds the post of Professor of Anaesthesia at the University of Leeds, based at St James’s Hospital. He is an Honorary Consultant Anaesthetist to the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Director of the UK Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit, also based at St James’s.

Phil’s major clinical and research interest is malignant hyperthermia (MH) and this includes its relationship with exertional heat stroke. The UK Malignant Hyperthermia Investigation Unit has investigated more than 6000 patients at risk from the condition, making it a global leader for research into MH and the largest of its kind in the world.

Over the last 30 years, Phil has published more than 300 papers, abstracts, articles, book chapters and four books. He lectures widely across the world and Chair of the European Malignant Hyperthermia Group. He is a member of the editorial board of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and was formerly an Editor and Director of the British Journal of Anaesthesia and President of the Anaesthetic Research Society.

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Medical Research at St James's
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