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Headache service


Phone: 020 7188 8877


We aim to respond to emails within 3 working days.

Address: pain management, Gassiot House, St Thomas' Hospital, Lambeth Palace Road, London SE1 7EP

Map to pain management (PDF 1.96MB)

Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Clinical help and advice

If you are already a patient with us and need to discuss your condition, please email

We aim to respond within 3 working days.


We are one of the largest services in the UK for complex headache and facial pain.

We have 15 headache clinics each week providing assessment, investigation and treatment.

Our fast-track cluster headache clinic is the only one of its kind in the country.

We work with our pain management and neuromodulation centre. This is an international centre of excellence.

Research and clinical trials

Our research work aims to:

  • improve understanding of headaches
  • investigate new treatments
  • develop current treatments
  • improve the quality of life for headache patients

We take part in local, national and international headache studies. We have close links with the headache research team at King's College London.

We may ask if you want to take part in our research. It won't affect your care in any way if you do not want to.

Health information resources

As part of your care, we may give you information about your condition or treatment.


Consultants in the headache service:

Dr Giorgio Lambru, consultant neurologist

Dr Ivona Tylova, consultant neurologist

Dr Adnan Al-Kaisy, consultant in pain medicine and neuromodulation, clinical lead of the pain management centre

Dr Stefano Palmisani, consultant in pain medicine and neuromodulation

Dr Thomas Smith, consultant in pain medicine

Professor Tara Renton, consultant in oral surgery, King's College Hospital

Sinan Barazi, consultant neurosurgeonKing's College Hospital

Nicholas Spahr, consultant physiotherapist in pain management

Dr Anna Andreou, consultant headache neurophysiologist