He has qualified as a Consultant Anaesthetist and Intensivist with a special interest in Cardio-thoracic anaesthesia in 2005. He has extensive experience in this field, having worked in Australia, India and a number of centres in Yorkshire.
Dr Ananthasayanam, currently is the Clinical Director for Surgery in Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust.
He also is the Clinical Lead Cardiothoracic Intensive care in the same Trust and has been involved in risk assessment and stratification in cardiac intensive care. He is also member of the steering group of the ICU national audit project, ArCTIC.
Dr Ananthasayanam is also the Lead Clinician for the Intensive Care Unit, Spire Hospitals, Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire.