Dr Anthony Gubbay

Consultant Physician, Pain Clinics and Anaesthetics


Dr Anthony Gubbay

Dr Gubbay is a Consultant in Pain Management and Anaesthesia at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust Hospitals, working across site at Royal Free, Barnet, Chase Farm and Edgware Hospitals. He graduated from Leeds University Medical School in 2001 with degrees in medicine and psychology in relation to medicine. He completed his postgraduate training in Anaesthesia and Critical Care through the Central London School of Anaesthesia, followed by his postgraduate training in pain medicine at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square. During his training, Dr Gubbay also undertook two years of research at the Royal Marsden where he developed an interest in cancer pain.

Clinical profile

Dr Gubbay offers both a scientific and holistic approach to your suffering from pain, whatever the cause. From reviewing your pain medication and giving advice on how to minimize side effects, to his comprehensive rehabilitation skills and interventional procedures to facilitate reintegration, he delivers a high standard of care that is both individualised and patient-centred, essential for effective pain management. His ultimate goal is to improve your quality and enjoyment of life whilst supporting the management of your pain.

He has had over 15 years of Anaesthetic experience. His interests include Difficult Airway Anaesthesia, Regional Anaesthesia and Day Case surgery. He regards patient safety as paramount.

Dr Gubbay is proficient in several interventional pain procedures including epidurals, nerve root blocks, medial branch blocks, and trigger point injections. He has exceptional skills in the use of ultrasound for procedures ensuring a wide range of techniques. He is also a keen acupuncturist.

Dr Gubbay is a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists UK, a member of British Pain Society, and a member of the British Medical Acupuncture Society.

Dr Gubbay specialises in managing a wide range of acute and chronic pain conditions. These incorporate chronic head and neck pains including whiplash injuries, spine and musculoskeletal pain including rotator cuff injuries and leg pain from sciatica, abdominal pain, and pelvic and abdominal visceral pain. He also has an interest in nerve pain, phantom pain, trigeminal neuralgia, pain after shingles and CRPS. From his research experience, Dr Gubbay has interest in cancer pain and opioids rationalisation for non-malignant pain.

Through his passion for education, Dr Gubbay is the clinical supervisor for anaesthetic trainees undertaking their pain modules, whilst being actively involved in undergraduate and post graduate teaching. He also lectures locally, nationally and internationally and has been published widely in anaesthesia and pain journals.

Dr Gubbay enjoys spending his leisure time with his large family. His other interests include photography and music.


  • Pain Clinics
  • Anaesthetics

Procedures Offered

  • Epidurals, including cervical, lumbar and sacral
  • Facet joints, including cervical, thoracic and lumbar
  • Nerve blocks, including cervical and lumbar
  • Sympathetic blocks, including stellate ganglion and lumbar
  • Radiofrequency denervations, including continuous and pulsed
  • Peripheral nerve/scar injections, with use of ultrasound
  • Infusions, including lidocaine and ketamine

Memberships and associations

  • Royal College Of Anaesthetics
  • British Pain Society
  • Medical Protection Society
  • Hospital Consultants & Specialists Associations

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    • Williams JE, Gubbay A. Evaluation Of Different Approaches To Screening For Pain In The Oncology Outpatient Department. The Internet Journal of Pain, Symptom Control and Palliative Care. 2017 Volume 11 Number 1.
    • Williams JE, Peacock JL, Gubbay A, Kuo PY, Ellard R, Gupta R, Riley J, Sauzet O, Raftery J, Yao GL, Ross JR. Routine screening for pain combined with a pain treatment protocol in head and neck cancer: a randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 2015 Oct;115(4):621-8.
    • Stasiowska M, Gubbay A, Ng S, Cregg R. Postoperative pain management. British Journal of Health Medicine (London) 2015 Oct;76(10):570-5.
    • Pattison N, Brown M, Gubbay A, Peacock J, Ross J, Chapman S, Sauzet O, Williams J. Towards a pain free hospital: an in-depth qualitative analysis of the pain experiences of head and neck cancer patients undergoing radiotherapy. British Journal of Pain, 2016 Vol 10(1) 29-37
    • Cregg R, Russo G, Gubbay A, Branford R, Sato H. Pharmacogenetics of Analgesic Drugs. British Journal of Pain, November 2013 vol. 7 no. 4 189-208.
    • Farquhar-Smith P & Gubbay A. Tramadol and acetaminophen combination for chronic non-cancer pain. Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy, November 2013, Vol. 14, No. 16 , Pages 2297-2304
    • Gubbay A. Suspected opioid addiction in a woman with gastrointestinal stromal tumour; Case study masterclass 67. European Journal of Palliative Care, April 2013.
    • J Yen, A Gubbay, S Kandikattu, S Chapman, J Williams. The Prevalence And Management Of Pain In Gynaecological Malignancy Within The Outpatient Setting. The Internet Journal of Pain, Symptom Control and Palliative Care, July 2012 Volume 9 Number 1.
    • P Kuo, J Yen, A Gubbay, S Chapman, S Kandikattu, I Sohanpal, R Gupta, J Williams. The Prevalence of Pain In Patients Attending Melanoma Outpatient Clinics. The Internet Journal of Pain, Symptom Control and Palliative Care, Jan 2012 Volume 9 Number 1.

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