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
Founder of the National Centre for Trigeminal Neuralgia
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 established the only large UK multi-disciplinary facial pain service.
Joanna has written four books on orofacial pain, contributed to over 20 chapters and written over 130 peer reviewed papers on the theme of orofacial pain. She lectures extensively both nationally and internationally.
In order to improve the knowlege and treatment of trigeminal neuralgia in the country Joanna is now establishing the National Centre for Trigeminal Neuralgia. For more information on the TN Centre click here.
For her official UCL webpages click here.