Dr. Maya Nagaratnam, a Pain and Anaesthetic consultant, divides her time between the private sector and government hospital with a teaching commitment at HUKM. She completed both her undergraduate and postgraduate training in the United Kingdom and further sub specialised in internationally renowned centres in the UK; the National Hospital of Neurology and Neuroscience in London and St. Mary’s Imperial College Hospital London.
She has worked as a pain and anaesthetic consultant at University College London Hospital and benefited from mentoring and training under leading pelvic pain specialist Dr. Andrew Baranowski and facial pain and headache expert Prof Zakrzewska.
She is one of the few consultants in Malaysia to be admitted into the General Medical Council specialist register in the UK. She has an academic interest and is widely published. In addition she is a mentor and tutor for clinical leadership programmes in the UK and trains Masters Students in Ultrasound guided interventional procedures. Dr. Maya is also a British Medical Acupuncture trained acupuncturist and offers treatments based on western dry needling.
Her ethos is that ongoing chronic pain is now recognised as a disease and should be treated as such, in accordance with the World Health Organisation and International Association for Study of pain medicine ideals.