Dr Sanjay Varma is an established medical expert and has been providing medicolegal evidence to the courts since March 2016. He  joined Pain Expert Limited in April 2022. His extensive experience as a Pain Management and Anaesthesia Consultant gives him the foundation to provide timely, clear, independent medical reports to the courts. He fully understands the requirements of instructing solicitors, in particular the restricted timescales for litigation, the limitations of expertise, and the absolute need for independent and balanced consideration. 

Dr Varma has been a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management at Sunderland Royal Hospital since 2003. He has extensive experience in the management of a wide range of painful conditions including those that can result in personal injury. This includes chronic conditions such as complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), neuropathic pain, lumbar spinal pain & sciatica, thoracic spinal pain, cervical spinal pain & whiplash, shoulder pain, pelvic pain, pain after surgery & trauma, fibromyalgia and complex headaches.

Dr Varma is the former lead clinician for the pain service at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust. He led the service for 9 years and helped recruit consultants in the department. He is an appraiser for consultants in his trust. The role entails facilitating the whole scope of practice for the doctor in preparation for their revalidation.

He is listed on the UK Register of Expert Witnesses and National Register of University Certificated Expert Witnesses.

If you would like to instruct Dr Varma please email us at: [email protected] or telephone us at 01603 819115

Based in Newcastle upon Tyne
Consults at Spire Washington Hospital
Specialisation(s) Chronic pain conditions including neuropathic pain, spinal pain, whiplash, shoulder pain, pelvic pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), pain after trauma & surgery and fibromyalgia.
Receives instructions for: Personal injury claims & Medical negligence claims
Claimant / Defendant ratio 75% claimant & 15% defendant

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About Dr Varma

ExperienceMedicolegal practice since 2016
Based inNewcastle upon Tyne