Dr Michael Neil

Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine


Professional Memberships

  • British Medical Association
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland
  • World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists

Clinical Interests

I manage most forms of pain including peripheral neuropathic pain, back pain, musculo-skeletal pain, myofascial pain and certain forms of headache and migraine.

I have particular clinical interest in managing chronic post-surgical pain, post-amputation pain including phantom limb pain and complex regional pain syndrome.

Specific treatments I offer include therapy for peripheral neuropathic pain, lumbar epidural steroid injection, lumbar facet joint and sacro-iliac joint steroid injections.

I also offer intravenous lidocaine infusions.


Personal profile

I graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 2001 before starting training in Anaesthetics in Glasgow. I have worked within Tayside since 2005 where I completed specialist training in Anaesthetics and advanced training in Pain Medicine. I was appointed Consultant in Anaesthetics and Pain Medicine in 2010 and Clinical Lead for the Acute Pain service at Ninewells Hospital.

I have extensive experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team assessing and managing a wide variety of acute and chronic pain problems. I regularly teach medical students, trainee Anaesthetists and trainees from other specialties and allied professions. I have lectured to trainees on national courses for exam preparation and at scientific meetings around the UK.

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