Professor Simon Mitchell

Professor Simon Mitchell
anaesthesiologist
Professor Simon Mitchell
anaesthesiologist

Professor Simon Mitchell

Simon works as an anaesthesiologist at Auckland City Hospital, a diving physician at North Shore Hospital (Auckland), and is Professor of Anaesthesiology at the University of Auckland. He is widely published with two books and over 170 scientific journal papers or book chapters. In 2022 / 2023 Simon was ranked by Expertscape.com as the world’s foremost expert on decompression sickness. He has been Editor-in-Chief of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal since 2019.

 

Simon has a long career in sport, scientific, commercial, and military diving. He has participated in cutting edge wreck and cave diving expeditions spanning many years. In 2002 he performed the deepest dive to a shipwreck at that time. In February 2023 he was a member of the Wet Mules expedition to the Pearse Resurgence cave in New Zealand where a 230 m dive was conducted using hydrogen as a breathing gas on a deep dive for the first time in over 30 years. He was conferred Fellowship of the Explorers’ Club of New York in 2006, and was the Rolex Diver of the Year in 2015.

 

The only thing Simon enjoys as much as diving is sharing knowledge and experiences with fellow divers and explorers at events like Baltic Tech.  

 

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