Dr Arun Kumar Bhaskar

Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia


Personal profile

Dr Bhaskar completed his specialist training in pain medicine and anaesthesia from the Northwest Deanery, UK in 2006.  He started his consultant post at The Christie NHS Hospital, Manchester, one of the largest cancer hospitals in Europe.  He established the pain service alongside the existing palliative care service and has developed a comprehensive cancer pain service. 

Dr Bhaskar’s special interests include complex pain, neuropathic pain, visceral and pelvic pain, cancer pain, pain interventions and neuromodulation.   He is involved with several clinical trials in breakthrough cancer pain, neuropathic pain in cancer including chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and also in developing novel techniques for interventional treatment for complex cancer pain.  He has been a contributing author towards the British Pain Society’s ‘Cancer Pain Management’ document.  He lectures frequently on pain management, authored many book chapters and reviews articles and is also active in peer-reviewing pain journals, organising various meetings and study days relating to pain medicine.  

Dr Bhaskar is the current secretary of the World Society of Pain Clinicians and is also an executive member of Interventional SIG and Cancer pain SIG of the British Pain Society.  He is also a council member of the Neuromodulation Society of UK and Ireland and also advises NICE on interventional procedures.  Dr Bhaskar is also the immediate past-chair of the Northwest Pain Clinicians, UK and a member of the steering group of the Northern England Pain Society.  He is also a member of the palliative care training advisory committee for Royal College of Physicians and also a member of the joint working group of British Pain Society and Association of Palliative Medicine. 

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