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- Pain medicine
I qualified MBBCh from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1989.
After a brief period in South Africa doing both anaesthesia and general practice training I moved to the UK in 1994.
I undertook specialist training in anaesthesia at Sheffield University Hospitals and then I did a Fellowship in pain management and neuroanaesthesia in Toronto Western Hospital in 2001.
I have been a consultant in anaesthesia and pain management in Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2002.
I was clinical lead for the chronic pain management service since 2006
Areas of interest
I am a specialist in chronic pain management:
I have a particular interest in interventional chronic pain management and have undertaken a higher qualification in this area - the Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice.
I am highly experienced in the use of radiofrequency dennervation and the use of neuromodulation procedures (spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation) in the management of chronic spinal pain.
Current NHS consultant posts held
Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management
Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust
I have been involved in a number of research projects. Most recently a multinational study looking at the efficacy of a novel opioid agonist in the management of chronic back pain.
I have also been involved in a randomised controlled study assessing the efficacy of spinal cord stimulation in the management of chronic refractory angina.
Courses offered to GPs
I am always interested in speaking to GP's about the management of chronic pain conditions.
- Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery University of the Witwatersrand 1989
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Royal College of Anaesthetists 1997
- Fellowship of Interventional PainPractice World Institute of Pain 2006
- Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists Royal College of Anaesthetists 2009
- Fellowship in Pain Managment University of Toronto 2001
Reference number 3640384
Affiliations / memberships
British Pain Society
International Association for the Study of Pain
World Institute of Pain
Neuromodulation Society of UK and Ireland
International Neuromodulation Society