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Dr Michael Stafford

Consultant in Anaesthesia and Chronic Pain Medicine

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Dr Michael Stafford is a consultant in anaesthesia with a special interest in chronic pain management. He practices exclusively at Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast.

Dr Michael Stafford has been a consultant at the Ulster Hospital, Belfast since January 2005.  He has been lead specialist for chronic pain management at the Ulster Hospital since 2013. On completion of specialist training in Northern Ireland, Dr Stafford undertook a one year fellowship in chronic pain management at the Wasser Pain Management Centre, based in the Mount Sinai Hospital Toronto, one of the largest, multi-disciplinary pain management centres in Canada. 

Dr Stafford practices privately exclusively at Kingsbridge Private Hospital in Belfast. 

Personal profile

I spend most of my spare time transporting 3 very active children from one sporting, dancing or musical event to another. When I get some time for myself, I enjoy walking my dogs and driving fast cars and motorcycles.

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Queen’s University of Belfast. July 1993

Fellowship of Faculty of Anaesthesia (Royal College of Surgeons,Dublin)

May 1998


Epidural Steroid in the Management of Sciatica. Queen's Universoty of Belfast. December 2003

Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (College of Anaesthetists, Ireland)

Dublin 2008

Additional Training

Professional bodies (Positions held in last 3 years)


Treatments and areas of interest

  • Anaesthesia -General surgery, gynae, orthopaedic, plastic/aesthetic surgery, regional anaesthesia
  • Chronic Pain Management - Spinal pain (Lumbar and Cervical), sciatic pain, neuropathic pain, headache, facial pain, fibromyalgia, medical-legal reporting
  • Neck and shoulder pain and radicular arm pain
  • Pain related to nerve damage (Neuropathic pain)
  • Chronic headache and migraine, including botulinum toxin injections

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