I qualified as a Medical Doctor in 2006. I subsequently completed a Ph.D. thesis in 2011 and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) in 2013. I passed the necessary examinations and became a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA) in 2015. In 2014, I also achieved the European Diploma in Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine.
I was appointed Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Management at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals in August 2016. From the beginning, my NHS practice was dedicated mostly to pain management. I am a lead for the research in Pain Medicine in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. I am Honorary Lecturer at the University of Sheffield. I have been a Clinical Lead for the Chronic Pain Service in Sheffield Teaching Hospitals since August 2021.
I have been treating private patients with chronic pain since 2017, mostly at Claremont Private Hospital, Sheffield, and Barlborough Hospital, Chesterfield. I also cooperate with Pioneer Healthcare Ltd, where I support neurosurgeons during the diagnostic process of lumbar and leg pain.
Working in the tertiary multidisciplinary pain centre as well as in community settings has allowed me to gain substantial experience in multimodal treatment methods of a variety of acute, chronic, and cancer pain conditions. I have achieved a high level of competence in the assessment of complex patients and a proficiency in multiple management techniques, including pharmacological therapy, interventional therapy, physiotherapy, and psychological management, within structured pain management programmes.
I am experienced in the management of a wide range of chronic pain conditions, including those resulting from personal injury, such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), neuropathic pain, lumbar spinal pain and sciatica, thoracic spinal pain, cervical spinal pain and whiplash, shoulder and knee pain, pelvic pain, pain after surgery and trauma.
I have gained extensive experience in a variety of interventional techniques, including epidural injections (interlaminar, transforaminal and caudal approach), intraarticular injections (facet joints and sacroiliac joints), and pulsed and continuous radiofrequency ablation to a variety of nerves (medial branches, dorsal rami, suprascapular nerves). I have learned to support the diagnostic process with diagnostic procedures such as medial branch blocks and diagnostic sacro-iliac blocks. In particular, I specialise in radiofrequency ablation to medial branches of dorsal rami and genicular nerves to knee.