Critical Care and Major Trauma Consultant, King’s College Hospital in London
Victoria Metaxa is a Critical Care and Major Trauma Consultant, at King’s College Hospital in London. She is the medical lead for Critical Care Outreach Team of the Trust, as well as the end-of-life ICU lead.
She has a PhD in neurosciences and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Trials. She is currently undertaking an MSc in Medical Ethics and Palliative Care at Keele University. Victoria has participated in and lead a number of international and national studies, predominantly around end-of-life in critical care. She is a member of the European Society of Intensive Care (ESICM) Ethics group, as well as of the newly founded ESICM Diversity Task Force. She is participating in several clinical ethics committees.
Victoria has set up and leading on the haemato-oncology/ critical care provision at King’s College Hospital. Through this initiative, the collaboration and daily interactions of the two teams has significantly improved. She is a founding member of the EuroCAR-T Force, a multi-national group of Critical Care consultants aiming to accelerate clinical experience, promote research and define a working framework in the emerging field of immune cell therapy.
Her more relevant publications are below:
1. Mehta S, Rose L, Cook D, Herridge M, Owais S, Metaxa V. The Speaker Gender Gap at Critical Care Conferences. Crit Care Med. 2018 Jun;46(6):991-996.
2. Benoit DD, Jensen HI, Malmgren J, Metaxa V, et al. Outcome in patients perceived as receiving excessive care across different ethical climates: a prospective study in 68 intensive care units in Europe and the USA. DISPROPRICUS study group of the Ethics Section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Intensive Care Med. 2018 Jul;44(7):1039-1049.
3. Davies B, Jesty R, Uddin S, Metaxa V. Intensive care management of severe hypernatraemia in the context of group A streptococcal septicaemia. BMJ Case Rep. 2018 Apr 26;2018
4. Van den Bulcke B, Piers R, Jensen HI, Malmgren J, Metaxa V et al. Ethical decision-making climate in the ICU: theoretical framework and validation of a self-assessment tool. BMJ Qual Saf. 2018 Feb 23. pii: bmjqs-2017-007390. doi: 10.1136/bmjqs-2017-007390
5. Azoulay E, Efraim investigators and the Nine-I study group. Acute hypoxemic respiratory failure in immunocompromised patients: the Efraim multinational prospective cohort study.Intensive Care Med. 2017 Dec;43(12):1808-1819. doi: 10.1007/s00134-017-4947-1
6. Harding R, Hopkins P, Metaxa V, Higginson IJ. Do we have adequate tools and skills to manage uncertainty among patients and families in ICU? Intensive Care Med. 2017 Mar;43(3):463-464
7. Metaxa V, Matsi K, Kontou P. Difficult decisions in Greek intensive care units: results of a national survey. Intensive Care Med 2015; 41:1502