Roxaneh Zarnegar
Roxaneh Zarnegar, MRCP, FRCA
consultant anaesthetist

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital
United Kingdom


MB BS (Honours) University of London 1994
MA  (Pharmacology) University of Cambridge 1991



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. She is currently clinical lead for RNOH Chronic Pain Centre.

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.


Research Interest

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

Professional Activities:

Posts in Anaesthesia, Pain Medicine & Critical Care

The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Consultant Oct 2006 - present
Whittington Hospital Locum Consultant Sep 2005 – Sep 2006
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital Pain fellow Sep 2004 – Sep 2005
The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Specialist Registrar (SpR) Feb 2004 – Aug 2004



  1. 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
  2. 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; DOI: 10.1177/0141076815604494
  3. Hardy E, Thakkar K, Zarnegar R. Quality improvements for venous thromboembolism prevention. Clinical Pharmacist 2014. 6: 77-78
  4. Thurlow G, Claxton T, Lovell C, Lucas A , Tidman V, Roxaneh Zarnegar. Improving the value of discharge summaries sent out to general practitioners after a multidisciplinary pain management programme.  British Journal of Pain 2014. 8 (2): 52 Supplement 1
  5. Zarnegar R, Mihaylov I, Gulati S. Sodium channel blockers in the management of chronic pain: what are we all doing? British Journal of Pain 2012. 6: 47
  6. 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.
  7. Filshie J, Zarnegar R. Acupuncture. In: Holdcroft A, Jagger S, eds. Key Topics in Pain. Cambridge University Press 2005
  8. Zarnegar R, Daniel HC. Pain Management Programmes. BJA CEPD Reviews, 2005; 5; 80-83
  9. Zarnegar R, Bloch M. Recording drugs given during anaesthesia. The Royal College of Anaesthetists Bulletin 2004, 23, 1169-1170 (letter)
  10. Zarnegar R, Jenner C, Filshie J. Acupuncture in a patient with neurofibromatosis. Acupuncture in Medicine 2003, 21; 66 (letter)
  11. Watling KJ, Guard S, Krause JE, Takeda Y, Quirion R, Zarnegar R, Pain D, Franks R. On the presence of NK2 receptor subtypes in peripheral and central tissues. Regulatory Peptides 1993, 46: 311-313


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