Dr. Arun Bhaskar is a Consultant in Anaesthetics with a specific expertise in Pain Management at Charing Cross Hospital, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.
Dr Bhaskar completed his specialist training in Pain Medicine & Anaesthesia from the Northwest Deanery, UK in 2006. He started his consultant post at The Christie NHS Hospital, Manchester, one of the largest cancer hospitals in Europe. He established the pain service alongside the existing palliative care service and developed a comprehensive cancer pain service.
Dr. Bhaskar’s special interests include complex pain including neuropathic pain, cancer pain, visceral & pelvic pain, pain interventions and neuromodulation. He has also a special interest in opioid management in complicated cancer pain. Dr. Bhaskar has been involved with several clinical trials in breakthrough cancer pain, neuropathic pain in cancer including chemotherapy-induced neuropathy and also in developing novel techniques for interventional treatment for complex cancer pain. He has been a contributing author towards the British Pain Society’ s “Cancer Pain Management” document. Dr. Bhaskar is on the faculty of many courses including the EFIC Pain school and lectures widely on pain management, authored many book chapters and journal articles and is also active in peer-reviewing pain journals, organizing various meetings and study days relating to pain medicine.
Dr. Bhaskar is the current secretary of the World Society of Pain Clinicians and an elected member of the Council of the British Pain Society. He is also an executive liaison of Interventional SIG, Neuropathic pain SIG and Cancer pain SIG of the British Pain Society. He is also a council member of the Neuromodulation Society of UK & Ireland and also advises NICE on interventional procedures. Dr. Bhaskar is also the immediate past-chair of the Northwest Pain Clinicians, UK and a member of the steering group of the Northern England Pain Society. He is also a member of the palliative care training advisory committee for Royal College of Physicians and also a member of the joint working group of British Pain Society and Association of Palliative Medicine. Dr. Bhaskar is also currently doing a PhD programme in Palliative Medicine at the University of Lancaster.