Dr Roxaneh Zarnegar
Dr Roxaneh Zarnegar
- Clinical Director for Medicine and Rehabilitation Services
- Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management
- Chronic Pain
- Specialist clinical interests:
- Regional anaesthesia, Neuropathic pain, Rehabilitation for chronic pain related disability, Paediatric chronic pain and transition to adult care.
- Professional profile:
Roxaneh Zarnegar studied medicine at Christ's College, Cambridge University where she did a masters degree in pharmacology. She completed her undergraduate clinical training at University College London with distinctions.
Her postgraduate training includes:
- General medicine on the King's College Hospital rotation
- Anaesthesia on the North West Thames rotation
- Fellowships in acute and chronic pain management at Chelsea and Westminster and the Royal Marsden Hospitals
- Training in paediatric pain management at Great Ormond Street Hospital.
She was appointed to a substantive consultant post at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in 2006.
Having an interest in quality improvement in health care, she has been the Lead Consultant for Clinical Audit at RNOH (2011-2013), laying the foundations for the Clinical Effectiveness and Audit department as well as hospital-wide Quality Improvement and Morbidity & Mortality meetings. She has led the venous thromboembolism quality improvement initiative at RNOH and has chaired the multidisciplinary RNOH VTE Group since 2010.
- Education and training:
- MA (Cantab)
- MB BS (Hons)
- A clinical evaluation of a community-based rehabilitation and social intervention programme for patients with chronic pain with associated multi-morbidity. Ellen Wright, Roxaneh Zarnegar, Ingrid Hermansen, and David McGavin, J Pain Manage 2017;10(2):149-159
- Kalsi P, Turkistani W, Sykes C, Lucas A, Zarnegar R. "Work is a beautiful thing...." Exploring attitudes towards employment in chronic pain (CP) patients attending a pain management programme (PMP). Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 2015. Accepted for publication
- Zarnegar R, Brown M D R, Henley M, Tidman V, Pathmanathan A. Patient perceptions and recall of consent for regional anaesthesia compared with consent for surgery. Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine 2015. DOI: 10.1177/0141076815604494
- Hardy E, Kandarp Thakkar, Roxaneh Zarnegar. Quality improvements for venous thromboembolism prevention. Clinical Pharmacist 2014. 6: 77-78
- Rice A S C, Lever I & Zarnegar R. Cannabinoids and Pain. In: Systematic Reviews in Pain Research 2007. IASP Press Seattle. Eds: McQuay H J, Kalso E, Moore R A.
Recent abstract presentations:
- Service users’ evaluation of patient related outcomes measures (PROMs) data collection in a pain clinic. Roxaneh Zarnegar, Andrew Lucas, Tajinder Manic, Andy Goldberg
- Improving the value of discharge summaries sent out to general practitioners after a multidisciplinary pain management programme. Gill Thurlow, Thea Claxton, Cara Lovell, Andrew Lucas, Victoria Tidman, Roxaneh Zarnegar. British Journal of Pain 2014. 8 (2): 52 Supplement 1
- “Work is a beautiful thing…”; exploring attitudes towards employment in chronic pain patients attending a pain management programme. Parmpreet Kalsi, Wafa Turkistani, Catherine Sykes, Andrew Lucas, Roxaneh Zarnegar. British Journal of Pain 2014. 8 (2): 63 Supplement 1
- Sodium channel blockers in the management of chronic pain: what are we all doing? Zarnegar R, Mihalov I, Gulati S. British Journal of Pain 2012. 6: 47