Dr Woo qualified from UCL Hospital with Distinction in Medicine in 1999, having won multiple medical prizes and awards in his 5 years at UCL in the subjects of Biochemistry, Anatomy, Pathology, Immunology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Pharmacology. He was admitted as a Fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2005 and Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine in 2010. Dr Woo also pursued and obtained an MSc in Pain Management from Edinburgh 2009.
Dr Woo trained in Pain Medicine at St. Thomas Pain Management Centre as an Advanced Pain Trainee with an emphasis on neuromodulation. He also trained in Pain Medicine at Queen Square Hospital, London; Royal Free Hospital, London; and Great Ormond Street Hospital, London (paediatric pain).
Dr Woo was appointed Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management at King’s College Hospital in 2011 and consults with referrals which are complex and varied, coming from rheumatology, neurology, haematology, liver transplant, palliative care and neurosurgery within the tertiary referral hospital. He works within a multidisciplinary pain service with nurse specialists, pain psychologists and specialist pain physiotherapists. He holds joint clinics with neurology specialising in peripheral neuropathic pain and urologists seeing patients with complex urogenital pain. He also runs a joint clinic with haematology and psychology emphasising the psychological aspects of pain in sickle cell disease.
Dr Woo is experienced in the clinical management of a wide range of chronic pain conditions including sciatica, whiplash, back and neck pain, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), pain after trauma and surgery, fibromyalgia and neuropathic pain. He manages patients within a multimodal model incorporating pharmacological, interventional procedures, physical and psychological therapies. He has a special interest in interventions including those using ultrasound and X rays, and other non-oral medication drugs such as high dose capsaicin and infusions of ketamine and lidocaine to minimise long term side effects.
Dr Woo has published widely in international peer reviewed journals including Pain Practice, British Journal of Hospital Medicine and British Journal of Pain. Dr Woo was appointed to the Court of Examiners of the Faculty of Pain, Royal College of Anaesthetists in 2018 as a Question Writer. He is the Local Pain Medicine Educational Supervisor for all trainees at King’s College Hospital including Advanced Pain Trainees working towards a Consultant post. He also teaches medical students in their anaesthesia and pain management modules and is involved in MBBS exams.
Dr Woo has been the invited speaker at numerous events including GP Education events and practices around Southwark and Lambeth and has been interviewed by the New York Times paper. He also has an interest in medicolegal writing and has written reports regularly for the Courts since 2016.