Anaesthetist Profiles


Locum Anaesthetist Profiles

The Wesley Anaesthesia specialists currently number 36. To read each specialist's profile and areas of interest please click on their name above.

Joe Power



Dr. Gerald (Joe) Power

Gerald was born in Zambia but was renamed Joe by his fellow Zambians as that was a popular name in Ndola at the time.  He graduated as a doctor from the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.  Following that he worked in rural hospitals and trained as a general practitioner before embarking on a career in anaesthesia. 

The anaesthetic training began in England, continued in Durban, South Africa (FCA(SA))and includes training time in Ireland (FFARCSI) and Australia (FANZCA). 

Joe is currently employed as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and works with Wesley Anaesthesia at various other hospitals in Brisbane.  One of his main interests include Cardiac Anaesthesia and Medical Perfusion (operating a Heart Lung Machine for open heart surgery) and is currently the President of the National Australian Medical Perfusion Association (NAMPA).

In his spare time he reads, runs, plays golf occasionally, watches birds and travels.


(1) Power G E, Rogers P

Retroperitoneal Haematoma Associated with Low Molecular Weight Heparin.

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care October 2002;30(5):665-667


(2) Power G E, Hellier C, Gordon R A

Emergency anaesthesia in a patient with Gordon’s Syndrome

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care April 2004;32(2):275-277


(3) Power G E, Warden B, Cooke K

Changing Patterns in the Acute Pain Service: Epidural versus Patient Controlled Anaesthesia

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Aug 2005;33:501-505


(4) Greenwood J, Green N, Power G E

Protein contamination of the laryngeal mask airway and its relationship to

Reuse Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2006;34:343-346


(5) Power G, Miller A

Preliminary analysis of perfusionist’s strategies for managing routine and

failure mode scenarios during cardiopulmonary bypass

JECT 2007;39:160-167


(6) Moran PJ, Ghidella T, Power G, Jenkins AS, Whittle D

The use of Lee and co-workers’ index to assist a risk adjusted audit of perioperative cardiac outcome

Anesthesia and Intensive Care 2008;36:167-173


(7) Morgan TJ, Power G, Venkatesh B, Jones MA

Acid-base effects of a bicarbonate-balanced priming fluid during cardiopulmonary bypass: comparison with Plasma-Lyte 148. A randomised single-blinded study

Anaesthesia and Intensive Care 2008:36(6);822-82