Meet the team

Our Clinicians

Dr Basil Almahdi (MBBS, FRCA, FFPMRCA, MACadMEd)

Consultant in Pain Medicine

Dr Basil Almahdi qualified as a medical doctor in 1997. He completed his specialist training in London, and gained a higher degree in Pain Management at University College Hospital as a Fellow in pain medicine at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square.

He was a Locum Consultant at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital in Stanmore and The Pain Management Centre at University College Hospital, where he gained experience in managing complex spinal pain problems. He has since become a Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the Whittington Hospital where he currently practices covering both Acute and Chronic pain management.

He has numerous publications and has lectured nationally and internationally in his subject. His special interests are the minimally invasive treatment of problems caused by degenerative spinal disease including disc herniation, radiculopathies and spinal stenosis. He has a special interest in managing chronic pain syndromes and is also interested in the treatment of post operative pain, neuropathic pain, and palliative treatments for cancer pain.

Dr Almahdi is bilingual, also speaking Arabic fluently. He takes pride in his holistic approach to patient care, allowing patients to make considered decisions and agree a treatment plan. His emphasis on educating patients empowers patients to manage their pain in the best possible way.

Dr Sally Ghazaleh MD, EDAIC

Pain Management Consultant

Dr Sally Ghazaleh, is a Pain Management Consultant at the Whittington Hospital, and the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, London . She qualified from the University of Szeged Medical School, Hungary in 2000, and then completed her specialist training in the Anaesthesia and Intensive Care Medicine at Semmelweis University in 2007. She went on a fellowship at University College Hospital, London, to gain her higher degree in Pain Medicine

During her time at the pain management Centre at University College Hospital, she gained extensive experience in dealing with and managing patients with complex multiple pain problems. She is accomplished at a variety of interventional and non-interventional treatments for this specific patient group.

Sally specializes in managing patients with lower back pain, neck pain, neuropathic pain, abdominal pain, cancer pain, complex regional pain syndrome, post-stroke pain and Fibromyalgia. She has a particular interest in bladder and abdominal pain in women, and women’s health in general. She is fluent in Arabic, English and Hungarian.

Dr Farrah Ayob (MBBS, FRCA, FFPMRCA)

Consultant in Pain Medicine

Dr Farrah Ayob qualified in Kings College London in 2007 and then completed her specialist training in anaesthesia in London and Toronto. She then did her Advanced Pain Fellowship at the Royal Marsden Hospital, Chelsea and Westminster and Hillingdon Hospitals in London, after which she gained the Fellowship of Faculty of Pain Medicine. While in Toronto she gained experience in managing complex chronic pain conditions using medicinal cannabis in both acute and chronic pain patients and dealing with opioid reduction strategies for post-operative patients.

Dr Ayob specialises in most conditions within chronic pain including complex spinal and joint pain, neuropathic pain conditions, pelvic and abdominal pain, Fibromyalgia, post-operative pain, pain in specific conditions (Ehler’s Danhlos, Endometriosis, IBS and inflammatory bowel disease) and cancer related pain. Her interests include interventional therapies, cancer pain management and cannabinoid therapy for managing chronic pain. She adopts a holistic approach to managing patient’s expectations with the aim to increase their overall quality of life.

Dr Ayob is also dedicated in educating various other multi-disciplinary teams where she regularly delivers webinars and talks to GPs, Physiotherapists and Specialist doctors. She has presented her work in anaesthesia and pain both regionally and internationally. She is also a Faculty Tutor and contributes towards developing pain curriculum and advanced pain training for specialist doctors.

Dr Jones Kurian

Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Management

Following medical training in India and the UK, Dr Kurian specialised in anaesthesia. He has held registrar positions in hospitals across the UK as part of the South West Thames Anaesthetic Training Programme.

He went on to train in advanced interventional pain management techniques at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) and at the International Spinal Intervention Society in the US.

He was appointed as Consultant Anaesthetist with special interest in pain medicine to the Surrey Sussex NHS Healthcare Trust in 2002. He is now in full time private practice.

Dr Andrew Gaya

Dr Gaya qualified at St George’s (University of London) where he was awarded a distinction and several academic prizes. He trained in Clinical Oncology at Imperial College and St Bartholomew’s Hospital and subsequently undertook a Cancer Research UK MD Fellowship at University College London. He has been a consultant clinical oncologist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals for 15 years.

Dr Gaya treats all gastrointestinal tumours using chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy, biological therapies, and data from tumour genome analysis. Dr Gaya’s main interests are in the areas of functional cancer imaging (Kings College, London), and combining immunotherapy with radiation treatment.

He is heavily involved with the implementation and usage of the latest radiotherapy techniques such as MRI guided radiotherapy, proton therapy and stereotactic body radiosurgery (gamma knife, cyberknife). He has published and peer-reviewed widely for international journals. He is an active member of ASTRO, the Radiosurgery Society and the International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society. Dr Gaya is also interested in the introduction of advanced technology such as AI and machine learning to medicine and is a big supporter of Exponential Medicine and the Singularity University programs.

Offering both drug-based and radiation-based therapies and close liaison with surgical and interventional radiology, he is a leading authority on the unique combination of multiple treatment modalities and personalised tumour molecular profiling into a treatment package for each patient.

Our Directors

Neil Smith

Integro CEO & Chairman

Neil’s CV is a meeting place for many of the biggest names in the financial services industry. In a career spanning three decades he has worked with KPMG, The Institute of Chartered Accounts of Scotland, Credit Suisse and as a Senior Adviser for McKinsey & Co. He spent 21 of those years at Deutsche Bank, during which time he held Chief Operating Officer roles across every significant department including Risk, Finance, Operations, Technology, Legal, Compliance, and Corporate Security.

He was also CFO of the bank’s infrastructure operations and Head of Real Estate. Neil sits on the board of a number technology firms in addition to his work for Integro

Ashok Patel

Chairman IPS Pharma

A pharmacy graduate from Kings College in London, Ashok’s career has mixed pharma and entrepreneurial adventure for more than four decades. After acquiring a small pharmacy group, Ashok’s spirit for adventure led him into the business of unlicensed medicines with the founding of IPS Pharma. In 1984 he became a founding member of the Association of Parallel Importation of European Medicines, and subsequently imported medicines from across the EU for the UK wholesale market. In addition to his role as the Chairman of IPS Pharma, Ashok is a founding member, and Director of Vega Nutritional. Ashok uses passion, personality and all of his experience to bring organisations and people together.

Tony Dutta

CEO IPS Pharma

During a career spanning three decades Tony has worked for pharma companies of all sizes from SMEs to major manufacturers and service providers.

He has experience of managing Clinical trials, Pre-launching unlicensed medicines, Commercial launches and working with mature brands. Tony is driven by the need to put the patient at the centre of everything he does.

That focus helped him to successfully set up numerous international patient access solutions in markets all over the world.

When conventional treatments reach their limit, our work begins.

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