Dr Vivek Mehta
Dr Vivek MehtaConsultant in Pain Management
Dr Vivek Mehta Consultant in Pain Management

QUALIFICATIONS: MBBS, FRCA MD FFPMRCA
Dr Mehta is full time Consultant in Pain Medicine & Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Queen Mary University London. He is currently the Deputy Director of the Pain & Anaesthesia Research Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital. The Pain & Anaesthesia Research Centre has been successful in obtaining > £ 1,000,000 as funding over the last 24 months. He has been involved both as principal and co-investigator in securing the high profile funding for these projects.

His clinical commitments include out patient consultations, intervention sessions, ward rounds, referrals from palliative care, multidisciplinary pain meetings. The theatre lists routinely involve complex pain procedures including percutaneous spinal cord stimulators, occipital nerve stimulator implants besides pulsed and traditional radiofrequency techniques. He is supervisor for the London Deanery Advanced Pain Training and Commonwealth Fellowship.

Dr Serge Nikolic
Dr Serge NikolicConsultant in Pain Management

QUALIFICATIONS: MD FRCA FFPMRCA
Dr Nikolic is a Consultant in Pain Management and his special interests are interventional spinal pain management and myofascial pain syndromes. In particular, cervical pain, headaches, shoulder and arm pain. He also offers holistic, individually tailored chronic pain managements and has a team of specialists that he works closely with (physiotherapists, vocational rehabilitation specialists and clinical psychologists).
He offers services that includes interventional pain management, analgesia optimisation and comprehensive rehabilitation.
His main interests are:
1. Spinal Pain management, in particular cervical pain with or without brachialgia.
2. Myofascial pain syndromes
3. Headaches
4. Neuromodulation – spinal cord stimulation
The main interventions that he performs are:
1. Diagnostic/therapeutic facet joint/medial branch blocks
2. Radiofrequency treatment (rhyzotomy) to dorsal ramii – denervation procedures
3. Pulsed radiofrequency treatment to nerve roots, trunks and peripheral nerves
4. Sympathetic blocks with or without radiofrequency treatment
5. Neuroaxial injections, in particular cervical dorsal root infiltration/transforaminal injection
6. Percutaneous spinal cord stimulation
7. Botox® injection therapy for migraines/headaches and myofascial pain

 

Mr Habib Ellamushi
Mr Habib EllamushiConsultant Neurosurgeon

QUALIFICATIONS: MBBS, FRCS, FRCS(SN), CCST

Mr Habib Ellamushi is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at Royal London and St Bartholomew’s hospitals and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Queen Mary’s Medical School, University of London. He is the lead for minimal access spinal surgery.
Mr Ellamushi teaches and lectures both nationally and internationally and has over 40 key publications and book chapters in the field of neurosurgery.
Mr Ellamushi trained in general surgery in Glasgow and in neurosurgery in London (at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London Hospitals, and also Charing Cross Hospital).
He has been awarded several fellowships in neurosurgery, including international ones in spinal and cranial neurosurgery from Philadelphia, Toronto and France. He is also a previous winner of the prestigious Cutler surgery prize.
He can speak three languages fluently, including English, Arabic and Italian.
Research interests:
Mr Ellamushi is involved in active research of the spine and brain, and has conducted research in neurosurgery at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

 

Mr Richard Van GroningenSenior Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery

 

Neurosurgeon

Dr Angie Alamgir
Dr Angie AlamgirPrincipal Psychologist in Pain Management

Dr Alamgir is a Chartered Psychologist with extensive experience of the NHS and private sector. She has worked across various different NHS trusts, including City & Hackney PCT, South West London & St. Georges NHS Trust and she currently leads the Pain Psychology services across Barts Health NHS Trust.

She is experienced in treating a range of psychological conditions including depression, anxiety, eating disorders, anger, stress management, low self-esteem, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, social anxiety, relationship distress, long-term conditions, emotional distress related to illness and personality disorder. Dr Alamgir has been trained to use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focussed Therapy, and mindfulness-based approaches, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

She has extensive experience of treating patients with chronic pain and complex health presentations, and is committed to helping chronic pain patients manage their pain, through evidence-based practice.

 

Dr Anish Bahra
Dr Anish BahraConsultant Neurologist

QUALIFICATIONS: FRCP MD

Dr Bahra qualified from Bristol University. She undertook her research at the Institute of Neurology, UCL, investigating clinical aspects of cluster headache and, mechanisms in headache, using functional imaging, at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging. Dr Bahra gained her specialist neurology training in Wellington, New Zealand, St Bartholomew’s and the Royal London Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN), London. She has held her consultant post at Whipps Cross Hospital and the NHNN, since 2003.

Dr Bahra runs a tertiary headache service at the NHNN, where she runs joint paediatric transition headache clinics linked with Great Ormond Street Hospital and Migraine –Vertigo clinics with the Neuro-otology department at the NHNN. Dr Bahra is also involved in development of the multidisciplinary neurostimulation headache clinics with the Pain Management team at Barts Health NHS Trust.

Ms Joanne Lascelles Neuromodulation Clinical Nurse Specialist