David K. Menon



  • Advisor
  • Brain, Mind & Consciousness


  • Cambridge University
division of anaesthesia


  • United Kingdom


FFICM, Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine
FRCP, Royal College of Physicians of London
FMedSci, Academy of Medical Sciences
PhD, University of London
MD (Internal Medicine), University of Madras (India)
FRCA, Royal College of Anaesthetists (U.K.)
MRCP (U.K.), Royal College of Physicians (U.K.)
MBBS, University of Madras (India)


David Menon’s research interests include neurocritical care, secondary brain injury, neuroinflammation and metabolic imaging of acute brain injury.

He has also published on the physiology of coma and the vegetative state, and on mechanisms of anesthetic action in the brain. In recent years he has represented the U.K. intensive care community in discussions about the impact of evolving legislative changes on research in critical care and emergency medicine.


Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine Laerdal Award and Lectureship, 2013
NIRH Senior Investigators Award, 2009
Royal College of Anaesthetists British Oxygen Professor of Anaesthesia, 2006
Royal College of Anaesthetists Jubilee Fellowship Award, 1998
Royal College of Anaesthetists Sir Robert Macintosh Medal, 1988

Relevant Publications

Maas A.I., Menon, D.K., Steyerberg, E.W., & et al. (2015). Collaborative european neurotrauma effectiveness research in traumatic brain injury (CENTER-TBI): a prospective longitudinal observational study. Neurosurgery, 76(1), 67–80.

Newcombe, V.F., Williams, G.B., Scoffings, D., ... Menon, D.K. (2010). Aetiological differences in neuroanatomy of the vegetative state: Insights from diffusion tensor imaging and functional implications. J. Neurol. Neurosurg. Psychiatry, 81(5), 552–61.

Matthew, H. D., Coleman, M.R., Absalom, A.R., ... Menon, D.K. (2007). Dissociating speech perception and comprehension at reduced levels of awareness. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 104(41), 16032–16037.

Salvador, R., Suckling, J., Coleman, M.R.,... Menon, D., et al. (2005). Neurophysiological architecture of functional magnetic resonance images of human brain. Cereb. Cortex, 15(9), 1332–1342.

Menon, D.K., Owen, A.M., Williams, E.J. (1998). Cortical processing in persistent vegetative state: Wolfson brain imaging centre team. Lancet, 352(9123), 200.