Dr Dalvina Elena Hanu-Cernat

Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist


Personal profile

Dr Hanu-Cernat qualified in Medicine in1989 and trained in Anaesthesia in Birmingham.  In 1998 she was awarded the fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) followed by the CSST in Anaesthesia in 2002.

She developed her expertise in Pain Medicine through a two-year fellowship programme in Australia and New Zealand. 

She was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, through examination in 2005 (FFPMANZCA).

She is a Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) through examination of the World Institute of Pain.

She is a founder member of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists, which is now in its third year (FFPMRCA).

Dr Hanu-Cernat has a strong interest in research, has designed and conducted observational and cohort studies and large-scale multinational, multicentre randomized controlled trials. This work resulted in poster presentations, conference proceedings and published original papers.

She is an expert member of the South Birmingham Research and Ethics Committee.

Dr Hanu-Cernat is involved in post-graduate teaching and training and is an invited speaker to regional and national conferences. She is the course director of the Birmingham University Interventional Pain Management Course.

Dr Hanu-Cernat offers a multidisciplinary approach to pain including investigations and diagnosis of the pain condition, education and advice on coping with pain and a complete range of procedural interventions.

Outside work she is a keen photographer with sartorial skills and an eclectic taste in music.

  • Consultant in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia – Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Birmingham

  • Expert member – South Birmingham Research and Ethics Committee

  • Research lead – Pain Management Unit, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital Birmingham

  • Course Director – University of Birmingham Interventional Pain Management Cadaver Workshop

Professional Membership

  • FRCA

  • FFPM


Clinical Interests

  • Neuropathic pain

  • Cancer pain

  • Pain after surgery

  • Spinal pain

  • Musculoskeletal pain

  • Interventional pain management

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