Dr Gubbay is a consultant in pain management and anaesthesia at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, working across the hospital sites. 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 undertook research at the Royal Marsden and developed an interest in cancer pain.

Dr Gubbay offers both a scientific and holistic approach to your suffering from pain, whatever the cause. From reviewing your pain medication and advising 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.



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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
• 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