• Clinical Director for Medicine and Rehabilitation Services
  • Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management

NHS Contact Details

Email: rno-tr.chronicpainservice@nhs.net

Telephone: +44 (0)203 947 0043

  • Anaesthesia
  • Chronic Pain

Regional anaesthesia, Neuropathic pain, Rehabilitation for chronic pain related disability, Paediatric chronic pain and transition to adult care.

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.

  • MA (Cantab)
  • MB BS (Hons)
  • MRCP
  • FRCA

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