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Dr. Adam Woo

Professional Description:

Pain Medicolegal Expert



HCA Shard
Area of work:

Greater London, Kent, Sussex and Nationwide by appointment


Dr Adam Woo is an experienced Pain Medicolegal Expert. He is Consultant in Pain Medicine at Kings College Hospital, Member of the Court of Examiners of the Faculty of Pain Medicine and Board Member of the Police Medical Appeal Board, UK. He has published in different aspects of Pain Medicine in peer reviewed journals and has experience in Risk and Governance in the NHS.

Dr Woo consults in all pain conditions including neck pain, back pain, neuropathic pain, shoulder, knee and hip pains, cancer pain, fibromyalgia, urological pain and headaches amongst others. He specialises and is an expert in interventions including all neck and back injections, nerve blocks and all ultrasound guided injections.

Dr Woo has provided Pain Medicolegal Reports representing both claimant and defendants, in personal injury and medical negligence cases. He has provided causation and prognosis reports, conferences with counsel and joint statements. He has undertaken medicolegal work since 2014 and has written more than 100 reports in total, approx 80% claimant, 15% defendant and 5% Joint. Dr Woo has undertaken specialist medicolegal courses run by Pain Expert and Professional Solutions and regularly update himself in this area.

He has expertise in most areas of chronic pain relating to personal injury, occupational injury medical/clinical negligence and all other settings.

His scope of practice includes :
• Chronic pain
• Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
• Fibromyalgia
• Neuropathic pain
• Back pain
• Cancer pain
• Psychosocial problems in pain
• Facial pain and Headaches
• Whiplash and Neck pain
• Musculoskeletal pain
• Neuralgia
• Somatoform pain disorders
• Acute pain
• Arthritic pain
• Cancer pain
• Lower back pain
• Disability due to pain in occupational settings
• Pain after Accidents
• Spinal pain
• Post surgical pain
• Post Hernia Surgery
• Breast, Amputation and Thoracic Surgery Pain

He is active in research, having published in various peer review journals in the subject of pain. He has been Educational Supervisor for Advanced Pain Trainees and collaborates with various specialties including Neurosurgery, Neurology, Urology and Haematology.


GMC Specialist Register 4624938, Royal College of Anaesthetists 607191, Faculty of Pain Medicine, RCOA, Medical Protection Society 36580, Member of the Court of Examiners, Faculty of Pain, Royal College of Anaesthetists, Panel Expert Member, Police Medical Appeal Board, United Kingdom (Defendant based)

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