Professional experience



Dr Rajesh Munglani qualified from St George’s Hospital, University of London, in 1985. Subsequently gaining experience in A & E, paediatric medicine and eventually gaining the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists. He developed a strong research interest in the neurobiology of chronic pain states and also chronic spinal regional pain syndromes including reflex sympathetic dystrophies. He was appointed John Farman Professor of The Royal College of Anaesthetists in 1996 for his contribution to pain research. He was also attached to the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology and also created his own molecular neurobiology laboratory with the Cambridge University Department of Medicine.

As well as his formal medical training Dr Munglani was at various times since 1990 onwards been in addition a research fellow , a clinical lecturer at the University of Cambridge, and from 1995 Senior Research Associate, Honorary Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Relief and Palliative Care (at Arthur Rank Hospice) and eventually Director of the Pain Relief Service at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. In 2000 he accepted a post as Consultant in Pain Medicine and Lead Clinican at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds and developed an expanded multidisciplinary pain service. Since 2014 he has held an honorary contract in pain Medicine at the West Suffolk Hospital Cambridge University Trust.

In 2009 he became and continues to be an officer for the Interventional Pain Medicine Group of the British Pain Society. In 2011-2014 was elected to the Council of the British Pain Society. Also in 2011 he became a founding member and Secretary of the medicolegal special interest group of the British Pain Society and held this post until 2013. He was a NICE liaison officer for the BPS from 2011-2013 and also chaired the website development group in 2012.

In 2010 he created and continues to moderates an online discussion groups for Consultants in Pain Medicine and due to its success set up groups for pain fellows and medicolegal issues in pain. He also founded the annual Cambridge Medicolegal Conference and cofounded the Cambridge Medicolegal Forum. He is Editor in Chief of the Journal of Observational Pain Medicine.; the first three issues have been published. He also is on the Council of the London Pain Forum and and is also associate advisor to the Parliamentary Health Ombudsmen on pain related matters. Also he has recently been elected to the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine –Pain Section and Independent Doctors Federation. He continues to lecture and write widely in the academic setting as well as writing medicolegal reports with a 60/40 ratio but at times equal distribution between Claimant and Defendant work in personal injury and clinical negligence work. He holds clinics in Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and London.

In 2016 Dr Munglani was appointed as an Honarary Consultant  to St Thomas Hospital London.

Professional qualifications


Recent appointment

  • MBBS 1985
  • DA 1987
  • DCH 1989
  • FRCA 1990
  • FFPMRCA 2008
  In 2016 Dr Munglani was appointed as an Honarary Consultant to St Thomas Hospital London.

In 2011 Dr Munglani was elected onto the Council of the British Pain Society


Treatment Interests


Research Interests

  • Chronic low back and neck pain including whiplash
  • Spinal pain and use of injections for spinal pain
  • Post spinal surgery pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD/CRPS)
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Facet denervation and SI joint denervation
  • Nucleoplasty
  • Complex regional pain syndome
  • Sympathetic and guanethidine blocker
  • Headaches and migraine
  • Prolotherapy
  • Use of botulinum toxin for spinal pain, headaches and migraine
  • Spinal pain
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Botulinum toxin for the treatment of muscle spasm associated pain
  • Special interest groups on interventional pain and urogenital pain


Current memberships


Professional memberships

  • General Medical Council
  • MODUS Medical Protection
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine
  • British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Member of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Member of the Institutional Association of Study of Pain (IASP)
  • Member of the Pain Society
  • Member of the World Institute of Pain





An extensive list of all papers and chapters published is available on request from Dr Munglani's secretary, email: