specialists
Victor Mendis

Victor Mendis MD FRCA FCARCSI FFPMRCA

Current NHS Posts

Consultant in Anaesthesia & Pain Management, Mid Essex Hospitals NHS Trust, Chelmsford, Essex

Special Clinical Interests

Chronic Back and Neck Pain

Professional Bodies

Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA)
Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FCARCSI)
Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA)
General Medical Council (GMC)
Medical Defence Union (MDU)

Professional Profile

Medical Degree Vinnitsa Medical Academy in Ukraine
MD in Anaesthesia from University Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka
Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST), St Barts & London

Professional Experience

Dr Mendis graduated from the Vinnitsa Medical Academy in Ukraine in 1990 and then spent time working in The University Hospital in Colombo, Sri Lanka before obtaining an MD in Anaesthesia in 1998. He came over to the UK in 1999 and trained at the Barts and the London Hospitals and obtained the Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training(CCST) in 2005. During this time he underwent advanced training in Pain Medicine and completed a Fellowship in Pain Medicine.

He became a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists(FRCA) and a Fellow of the College of Anaesthetists, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (FCARCSI)in 2001. He was also admitted as a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Royal College of Anaesthetists (FFPMRCA) in 2008.

He is a member of the British Pain Society, International Neuromodulation Society, London Pain Forum, Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland, founder member of the Faculty of Specialist for NAPP pharmaceuticals, and sit on various International Advisory Boards for Pain Medicine.

Dr Mendis has developed an interest in managing patients with Chronic Back and Neck pain and has been trained in the UK and abroad to perform various interventional procedures. Since 2004, he has been presenting original lectures on a wide variety of related topics and has given press interviews to local and international media as part of local and International awareness campaigns on Chronic Low Back pain. He has been a Guest Speaker at many International scientific meetings and conducted cadaver workshops for trainees in the UK and abroad.