David K. Menon



  • Advisor
  • Azrieli 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.


NIRH Senior Investigators Award, 2009

Scandinavian Society of Anaesthesiology & Intensive Care Medicine Laerdal Award and Lectureship, 2013

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. et al. "Collaborative European NeuroTrauma Effectiveness Research in
Traumatic Brain Injury (CENTER-TBI): a prospective longitudinal observational study."
Neurosurgery 76, no. 1 (January 2015): 67–80.

Newcombe, V.F. et al. "Aetiological differences in neuroanatomy of the vegetative state: insights from diffusion tensor imaging and functional implications." J. Neurol. Neurosurg.
81, no. 5 (May 2010): 552–61.

Davis, M.H. et al. "Dissociating speech perception and comprehension at reduced levels of awareness." Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 104, no. 41 (October 2007): 16032–16037.

Salvador, R. et al. "Neurophysiological architecture of functional magnetic resonance images of human brain." Cereb. Cortex 15, no. 9 (September 2005): 1332–1342.

Menon, D.K. et al. "Cortical processing in persistent vegetative state: Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre Team." Lancet 352, no. 9123 (July 1998): 200.

Newcombe, V.F.J., and D. K. Menon. “Developments of neuroimaging techniques to
diagnose and visualize white matter damage.” In Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury: Challenges and Developments, edited by M. Kossman et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

Matta, B.F. et al, eds. Core Topics in Neuroanaesthesia and Intensive Care. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011.

Newcombe, V.F.J., and D. K. Menon. "Diffusion and perfusion weighted MR imaging in head injury." In Clinical MR Neuroimaging: Physiological and Functional Techniques (2nd ed.), edited by J. Gillard et al. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.