Prof Neeraj Saxena
Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics
MBBS, MD, MSc (Pain Management), FRCA, FFPMRCA
Professor Saxena is currently a Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University hospitals. He is also the Clinical Lead for Pain Management. He has led the development of a South Wales’ Network of Acute Pain teams (SwNAP) to raise the standards of inpatient pain management, which he chairs. He is also the Chair of the Welsh Pain Society.
He offers a full range of medicinal, interventional and non-surgical treatments for all painful conditions. He has a special interest and expertise in non-surgical treatments for back, neck, knee, shoulder and nerve pain. He also specialises in conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) and fibromyalgia. He uses motivational interviewing and shared decision-making tools to support patients make their own treatment choices.
He is actively involved in research and has published his work extensively. He was awarded the NISCHR Clinical Research Fellowship in 2014. His main research interests are in understanding the brain mechanisms of pain perception and improving clinical outcomes of various pain therapies. He has presented at national and international scientific meetings and regularly gets invited to talk about pain management to medical students and medical specialists.
He is also responsible for the training of junior doctors, in Cwm Taf Morgannwg hospitals, who aim to become pain specialists. He has also been a board member of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of UK for 2 years where he contributed to the development of national training standards.
After graduating in Medicine (MBBS), Professor Saxena completed his postgraduate training in Anaesthesia and Pain Management (MD) from a premier centre of Delhi University before moving to the UK. He completed his anaesthetic training, working, in most of the hospitals of South Wales. During this period, he was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA).
He further pursued advanced level training in Pain Management and received the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA). During this period, he also attained a Masters degree in Pain Management (MSc), from Cardiff University, to complement his broad-based clinical experience. He has also attended various world-renowned pain treatment centres, both in the UK and abroad to gain specialised clinical experience. He was awarded a PhD by Cardiff University for his novel research in studying human brain function using the exciting new technology of functional MRI.
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery / Delhi University / 1997
Doctor of Medicine (Anaesthesia & Pain Medicine) / Delhi University / 2002
Fellow of Royal College of Anaesthetists / London / 2006
Master of Science (Pain Management) / Cardiff University / 2012
Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists / London / 2012
Doctor of Philosophy (Neurosciences) / Cardiff University / 2017
Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthetics, Royal Glamorgan and Prince Charles Hospital
Clinical Lead for Pain Management, Cwm Taf University Health Board
I am a keen cricketer and play league cricket (weather permitting) for a Cardiff club. I also enjoy tennis and badminton. I am a keen photographer and have travelled widely (always with a DSLR strapped around my neck).