Thomas Smith

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Consultant in pain medicine

Biography

Thomas Smith is consultant at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

His practice spans a full spectrum of pain medicine, including:

  • surgical neuromodulation procedures and pain blocks
  • pain medicines
  • psychology and physical therapy based pain management

He is passionate about improving chronic pain treatment options and strongly promotes the use of multidisciplinary teams for complex pain problems.

Thomas is involved as an investigator in multicentre European trials of potential new therapies.

He also teaches and lectures on long-term pain.

Education and training

  • Foundation Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2007
  • United Kingdom certificate of completion of specialist training (CCST) in anaesthetics, 2001
  • 12 months sub-specialty training in pain management, The Royal College of Anaesthetists, 2001
  • Fellowship of The Royal College of Anaesthetists, 1998
  • Doctorate in Medicine (MD) with Honours, University of Kiel, Germany, 1997
  • Medicine and surgery (MBBS)  with Honours, Monash University Medical School, Melbourne, 1990

Research interests

  • Spinal cord stimulation
  • Headache
  • Neuropathic pain

Last updated: November 2022

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