THE TEAM

 

The Pain Medicine Consultants listed here are those that that work within the Wellington Hospital. All are Senior Consultants, whom are at the top of their profession and most hold senior positions in Londons renowned teaching hospitals.

Dr. Nigel Kellow
Dr. Kellow qualified from the Royal Free in 1985. After training in pain medicine and anaesthesia in Oxford, Cambridge, London, and Paris he was appointed Consultant at St. Batholomews and the Royal London Hospitals in 1996. While working as a full-time NHS teaching hospital Consultant he studied for and was awarded an MBA from the London Business School, where his particular interest was healthcare management. He has been in full-time private practice since 2002.

His special interests are: the minimally invasive treatment of problems caused by degenerative spinal disease including disc herniation, radiculopathies, spinal stenosis, and vertebral body fractures. He is also interested in the treatment of neuropathic pain, and palliative treatments for cancer pain.

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Dr. Abina O'Callaghan
Dr. OCallaghan is a full time Consultant in Pain Medicine. A graduate of the Royal Free Hospital, London and trained in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Chester, London, and Toronto. Appointed Consultant in 1985 at Central Middlesex Hospital; since 1996 in private practice, and since 2002 in full-time practice in Pain Medicine.

Her special interests are spinal pain (including neck pain), disc herniation, radiculopathy, spinal canal stenosis, sympathetically mediated pain, cancer pain and chronic pain after surgery. She offers a holistic approach to pain patients allowing sufficient time to allow an in-depth history, examination and evaluation of investigations already performed and to request further tests if required. On the basis of these results she formulates an acceptable treatment plan and performs interventional treatments as needed.

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Dr. Anthony Ordman
Dr. Ordman is a full-time specialist in Pain Medicine. He founded the pain medicine Clinic at Londons Royal Free Hospital in 1997, and leads a multidisciplinary team of specialists there. Awarded FRCP for this contribution in 2005, Dr. Ordman teaches and lectures widely.
His special interests are musculo-skeletal and nerve pain; complex regional pain syndrome; post-herpetic neuralgia; and the mood changes brought about by long-term pain. He believes that an individualised, patient-centred approach is essential for effective pain medicine.

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Dr. John Outhwaite
Dr. Outhwaite trained in rheumatology, rehabilitation, and orthopaedic medicine.
His special interests are the diagnosis and treatment of persistent painful conditions, which are not suitable for surgical treatment, including whiplash injury, persistent low back pain, complex regional pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, and knee and foot pain. He provides comprehensive programmes of exercise, and functional restoration programmes.

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Dr. Mike Platt
Dr. Platt graduated as a doctor from the medical school of the University of Western Australia in 1977. After training in pain medicine and anaesthesia in Perth, Australia, and London he became Senior Lecturer in Anaesthesia at Imperial College and St. Marys Hospital in 1991, and is now Consultant and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia at St. Marys Hospital and Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, and is also Honorary Consultant in Palliative care for Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust. While working in this position, he studied for and was awarded an MA in Bioethics from Surrey University in 2005, with a special interest in end of life issues, particularly in pain medicine.

His special interests are nerve pain and functional disability.

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