Consultant Profile

Dr Mark Abrahams

Dr Mark Abrahams MB ChB DA FRCA
Practicing at:
Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital
  • Anaesthetics
    • Pain management
  • Pain relief
    Special clinical interests:

    Chronic pain management
    Low back/spinal pain
    Neck pain
    Neuropathic pain
    CRPS (RSD)
    Shoulder pain
    Radiofrequency lesioning
    Pulsed radiofrequency

    Research interests:

    CRPS (RSD)
    Low back/spinal pain
    Neuropathic pain

    Current NHS and /or university posts:

    Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management, Addenbrookes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge

    Year of first medical qualification:
    Current membership(s) of professional, national and regional bodies:

    Medical and Dental Defence Union of Scotland
    International Association for the Study of Pain
    Royal College of Anaesthetists
    Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
    British Medical Association
    British Pain Society

    Contact Details 
    Telephone number to make a private appointment:
    01223 266990
    Background Information 
    Professional profile:

    I graduated from the University of Glasgow in 1992. After qualification, I worked in hospitals in Glasgow and Ayrshire, completing early medical training. In 1998 I commenced specialist training in anaesthesia and pain medicine, based in Cambridge and working in hospitals throughout East Anglia. On completion of specialist training, I was appointed a Fellow in Pain Management at St Bartholomew’s Hospital in London.

    I was appointed Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, since 2004.

    In currently work at Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Arthur Rank Hospice, Cambridge and have practising privileges at Spire Cambridge Lea Hospital. I see and treat patients with all chronic pain conditions. My specialist interests are spinal pain (low back, thoracic and neck pain), chronic pelvic pain, cancer pain, radiofrequency neurotomy and pulsed radiofrequency procedures. I offer a wide range of interventional techniques for painful conditions. Most interventions are carried out as day-case procedures under X-ray control, using an image intensifier in order to ensure minimal X-ray exposure to patients. I combine interventions for chronic pain with instruction in pain management techniques, and work closely with specialist physiotherapists and colleagues to offer a comprehensive pain service.

    I have published many journal articles and have been a specialist contributor to several recently published medical textbooks. I frequently lecture on chronic pain subjects at local and national meetings.

    I am currently secretary of the Anglian Pain Society.

    Personal profile:

    I live in Cambridge with my wife and three young children. I am an enthusiastic amateur musician and play the guitar and piano. I very much enjoy a number of sports, and am an accomplished skier, a keen footballer and a dreadful, but passionate, golfer. Although I live in Cambridgeshire, I miss being close to the mountains and try to hill climb in Scotland whenever I have the opportunity.

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    Dr Mark Abrahams

    Dr Mark Abrahams

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