Name: Dr Wei Lan

Title: Doctor, Consultant in Pain Medicine

Education / Credentials / Qualifications:      


Speciality / Department:

Consultant in Pain Medicine, Pain Medicine Unit

Special Interests:

  • Cervical discogenic pain and headaches, Occipital Neuralgia
  • Cervical facet pain syndrome
  • Temporomandibular joint dysfunction
  • Shoulder pain
  • Upper and lower limb pain syndrome
  • Upper limb and lower limb Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Thoracic facet pain syndrome, Chest wall pain
  • Pelvic pain syndrome
  • Pudendal neuralgia
  • Chronic lower back pain: lumbar facet pain syndrome, sacroiliac pain syndrome, prarspinal muscle pain syndrome
  • Piriformis pain syndrome
  • Lumbar discogenic pain
  • Nerve root impingement syndrome, sciatica pain
  • Knee pain
  • Foot pain
  • Plantar fasciitis pain
  • Interventional procedures for cancer pain

Professional Experience / Previous Hospitals:

  • UCC MD graduate.
  • Medical training and higher specialist training in Anaesthesia, Intensive Care and Pain medicine in Ireland through the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland.  Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in 2014. 
  • Two fellowships in Pain Medicine in King’s College Hospital, London in 2015 and The Royal London Hospital, London, U.K. in 2016. 

Year became Consultant in South Infirmary Victoria University Hospital: 2019  

Membership in professional/scientific societies:

  • World Institute of Pain
  • Irish Pain Society
  • British Pain Society
  • Fellow of College of Anaesthetists of Ireland
  • Irish Society of Regional Anaesthesia
  • European Society of Anaesthesiology
  • The European Society of Regional Anaesthesia & Pain Therapy
  • The Association of Anaesthetist of Great Britain and Ireland
  • Irish Hospital Consultants Association
  • International Anaesthesia Research Society
  • Awards, Honors, Membership in Honorary Societies:       
  • Academic Committee Activities:
  • Director and Clinical Lead, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) Forum Cork          


Other general information:                                                 

Research interests:

  • The uses and effects of psychotherapy and music in chronic non cancer pain patients.     
  • The use of Platelets Rich Plasma in Sport Injury and Chronic Pain Medicine.
  • Psychological assessment of patient prior to interventional pain relief procedures.

Research in Progress:

  • Psychological assessment of patient prior to interventional pain relief procedures.
  • The European Federation of Pain (EFIC) Pain-Out Project - Cork University Hospital, Mallow General Hospital.
Page last updated: 07/01/2020

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