Dr Magdi Hanna

Consultant Anaesthetist & Pain Specialist


Professional Membership

  • International Association for Study Pain (IASP)

  • Pain Society UK

Clinical Interests

  • Painful diabetic neuropathy

  • Back pain

  • Neuropathic pain

  • Cancer pain

  • Opioids


Personal profile

"From severe back trouble to acute cancer or diabetic pain, Hanna works with his patients to find the best combination of therapy or medication".

Magdi Hanna was trained in pain management at King's college hospital London and at St Christopher Hospice. He became the director of pain services at King's College hospital in 1984  up to 2008 and an Honorary consultant to St Christopher hospice in 1986 -1994. He was appointed as an Senior lecturer at King's College Medical school on 1985 up to 2008. He became the director of the Pain research unit at King's College London in 1985 up to 2008.

Clinically Dr Hanna specialised in chronic pain assessments and management in Back pain, neck pain, cancer pain and neuropathic pain. Procedures he performs includes nerve route, facet joints and sympathectomy. Dr Hanna is also the director of the Analgesics and Pain research unit which advise and contribute on research projects in acute and chronic pain trials and acts as an advisor to Academic units as well as Pharmaceutical companies.

Currently Dr Hanna offers pain control services at BMI The Sloane Hospital and a neuro-modulation session per week.  These are aimed to provide pain control and physical rehabilitation for chronic pain sufferers. The clinic interacts very closely with the physiotherapy department to offer a multi-disciplinary framework for patients.

Dr Hanna also provides medico-legal assessment for chronic pain and central sensitization.


  • Cancer Pain, Magdi Hanna (Editor), Zbigniew Zylicz (Editor):published by Springer  2013

  • The Successful Management of Chronic none Cancer Pain, Magdi Hanna ( Editor):Published by Evolving Medicine 2012

  • Disparities in Pain Treatment Dividing Europe, Dr Magdi Hanna, Medscape today Oct 2011

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