Professor Joanna M. Zakrzewska
BDS, MB BChir, MD, FDSRCS, FFDRCSI, FFPM RCA, FHEA
Consultant, Oral Medicine (facial pain) Eastman Dental Hospital UCLH NHS Foundation Trust
After obtaining dental (Kings College London) and medical (University of Cambridge) degrees and specialist training in oral medicine, Joanna Zakrzewska went on to specialize in orofacial pain, becoming the first non anaesthetist fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine. Her MD on trigeminal neuralgia led to further clinical research in this field. She spent ten years as an academic at Queen Mary’s School of Medicine and Dentistry, where she was awarded a personal chair in facial pain.
In April 2007 Joanna Zakrzewska moved to a NHS post at Eastman Dental Hospital, University College London Hospitals Foundation Trust, London, where she is Hon Professor and Consultant. Here she leads the only large UK multi-disciplinary facial pain service.
Joanna has written four books on orofacial pain, contributed to 19 chapters and written over 100 peer reviewed papers on the theme of orofacial pain. While in her academic post she ran an undergraduate facial pain program for dental students, and has completed e-learning material for dental students and GPs, which is now on ebrain.
Joanna lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.