Dr Damien Smith is a consultant in pain medicine and anaesthesia, specialising in the treatment of chronic pain conditions.
He provides a wide range of interventional and non-interventional treatments for this diverse and fascinating patient population. Dr Smith specialises in assessing and treating patients with Lower back pain, Cervical pain, Radiculopathy, Headaches and Complex regional pain syndrome. He provides interventional techniques such as lumbar/cervical epidural steroid injections, facet joint injections, nerve root injections, pulsed radio frequency lesioning and other injection therapies.
Dr Smith studied medicine at Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School and completed his training in anaesthesia and chronic pain in London. During this time he undertook a pain fellowship at St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington. He has been a consultant since 2005 and is now the lead clinician for Pain Services at The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He owns and runs an online pain education tool, which is accessed by pain consultants in the UK, Europe, USA and Australia. Dr Smith has also greatly expanded his practice around professional sports and elite athletes.
Recent and current appointments
- Consultant Anaesthetist, BMI Bishops Wood Hospital
- NHS Hillingdon Hospital
- Royal College of Anaesthetists
- Association of Anaesthetists
- British Pain Society