Dr Matthew Brown

Consultant in Pain Medicine & Anaesthetics

Specialism: Anaesthetics, Pain management

Available at: Sutton

Special interests:

  • chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy
  • persistent post-surgical pain
  • neuropathic pain
  • visceral pain
  • musculoskeletal pain
  • pain in cancer survivors
  • survivor wellness and rehabilitation


Dr Brown is a consultant in pain medicine and anaesthetics at The Royal Marsden. He trained at King’s College London, graduating with distinction in 2004. Whilst a medical student he was awarded a number of prizes for academic achievement including the War Memorial and Wolfson Foundation Scholarships and a University of London Convocation Award.

Dr Brown’s anaesthetic training was conducted in the Imperial School of Anaesthesia in London and to fulfil his long-term interest in clinical research, he gained a place on the prestigious National Institute for Health Research’s Academic Clinical Fellowship Programme. This enabled him to conduct novel, award-winning research into pain at both Imperial College and King’s College, London.

His clinical training in pain medicine was conducted at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery and this provided a comprehensive grounding in the diagnosis and management of a broad variety of pain conditions. During his pain training he successfully gained fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine by examination.

Dr Brown subsequently completed a two-year research fellowship at The Royal Marsden investigating cancer-related pain, registering for a Doctor of Medicine at the Institute of Cancer Research (becoming the first anaesthetist in the Institute’s history to do so).

Dr Brown takes a holistic approach to the management of cancer-related pain, utilising a range of treatments to reduce symptoms and improve functional levels.

His main interests include chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, persistent post-surgical pain, visceral pain, neuropathic pain and painful bone metastases.


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