Dr Ashwini Keshkamat

Dr Ashwini Keshkamat
Council Member



Term of office on Council

March 2021 to 2027


Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Dr Ashwini Keshkamat qualified in 2002 in India and completed anaesthetic training in the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore in 2009, where she was awarded the Gold medal at the National Board of Examinations. She arrived in the United Kingdom in 2011 and has been working as an SAS doctor at Dartford since 2013.

Ashwini has a keen interest in teaching and training, especially the novice anaesthetists, and is one of the organisers of the HEKSS novice courses, which include simulation. Her specialty interest is obstetric anaesthesia where multidisplicinary team management and human factors are of pivotal significance.

Ashwini joined the College's SAS Committee in 2018 and as the Chair of the committee since 2021, represents RCoA at the AoMRC and Association's SAS committee. She is the vice chair of the Equivalence committee and member of the ETE board. Through these roles, she is part of various other sub-committees.

She has been the clinical content lead at the Winter symposium in 2021, speaker at the Hong Kong ASM in 2022. She regularly writes blogs for the College website and articles for the Bulletin. She has recorded podcasts on No trace =wrong place, SAS doctors, and International Women's Day alongside the President Dr Fiona Donald.

She has previously been a speaker at the 'New to NHS' day at the College and endeavors to support SAS and locally employed doctors.

She is married to an anaesthetist and divides her spare time listening to music, painting and enjoying regional Indian dance.

Register of Interests

  • None declared