I am a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine with nearly three decades of experience (graduated from medical school in 1993). In 2000 I completed a Research Fellowship and defended PhD Theses.
Having moved to the United Kingdom in 2006 I began working in the NHS and, subsequently, was awarded Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of The Royal College of Anaesthetists, and also completed a one year fellowship in Neuromodulation (spinal cord stimulation and intrathecal drug delivery).
My current consultant post (since 2015) is at the University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. This job comprises anaesthetic sessions with regular use of regional techniques (including spinal, epidural and peripheral nerve blocks), pain clinics (abdomino-pelvic pain, caner pain and neuromodulation clinic), and interventional lists (spinal injections, spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal neurolysis and drug delivery).
I teach anaesthetic and pain trainees and visiting consultants during my interventional sessions (Ultrasound, X-ray and CT-guided). I have developed new approach for epidural and intrathecal interventions under CT. I am primary investigator for pain research at the Pain Management Centre (National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery). My research projects include peri-operative thoracic epidurals, anti-neuropathic intravenous infusions, intravenous anaesthetic induction, neuroablative CT-guided techniques (intrathecal neurolysis and cordotomy), and spinal cord stimulation for neuropathic visceral pain.
I am currently accepting medico-legal instructions, acting for the Claimant, Defendant, or joint instructions and have completed the Cardiff University Bond Solon Civil Expert Witness Certificate Courses below:
• Excellence in Report Writing
• Courtroom Skills training
• Civil Law and Procedure 1 & 2
• Cross Examination Day
Thomson, S. J., Kruglov, D. and Duarte, R. V. (2017), A Spinal Cord Stimulation Service Review From a Single Centre Using a Single Manufacturer Over a 7.5 Year Follow-Up Period. Neuromodulation: Technology at the Neural Interface. doi:10.1111/ner.12587