Dr James David Dodman

Dr James David Dodman MBBS FRCA

Place of birth: Leeds, UK

Nationality: British

CRN: 563000

Also known as: Jim

Education and qualifications

General education

Leeds Grammar School; Newcastle upon Tyne University Medical School

Primary medical qualification(s)

MBBS, Newcastle, 1996

Initial Fellowship and type

FRCA by Examination

Year of Fellowship


Other qualification(s)


Professional life and career

Postgraduate career

Having completed his house officer posts in the north-east of England Dr Dodman returned to his roots and undertook a three year SHO rotation in anaesthesia working in Scarborough, York & Harrogate. He gained specialist experience at Birmingham Children’s Hospital before joining the West Yorkshire registrar rotation in 2001. Training complete he spent just over a year as an attending anesthesiologist at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St Louis, Missouri before appointment as consultant anaesthetist & intensivist at Pinderfields General Hospital, Wakefield in 2007. His illness forced final retirement in 2017.

Professional interests and activities

A skilled clinician, his non-clinical focus was as an educator & mentor for trainees, serving as college tutor, training programme director in the Yorkshire School, and becoming a fitness to practice panel advisor for the GMC – rapid progress for one of his age. He continued to support training for as long as he could prior to his death.

Other biographical information

With his wife Joanne, a cardiac theatre nurse, he had three children, Mabel, Alice & Edward. He had boundless enthusiasm for a wide range of sports, especially Leeds Rhinos rugby league & Wolverhampton Wanderers soccer teams, and was active in attending matches, theatre & concerts with family and friends.

Author and sources

Author: Prof Tony Wildsmith

Sources and any other comments:
[1] Obituary. Cruickshank R. www.rcoa.ac.uk/obituaries/dr-james-jim-dodman [2] Photograph courtesy of Mrs Joanne Dodman