Dr Shefali Kadambande



GMC number: 5200655

Practicing since: 1992



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Dr Kadambande began her career in medicine in 1987 in Mumbai, India. Dr Kadambande was awarded the gold medal in her Diploma Anaesthesia exams and has been an academic achiever throughout her career. Following her position as an anaesthetist at the renowned Tata Memorial Cancer Institute and as a lecturer in the teaching Grant medical college, she commenced her specialist training in UK.

Dr Kadambande was one of the first trainees from Wales to be awarded the FFPMRCA from the Faculty of Pain Medicine. As a fellow of the Royal college of Anaesthetists and a member of the Faculty of Pain medicine and British Pain society, she also features on the specialist register of the GMC.

Since 2010, she has been engaged as a consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine at the teaching University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and is used to dealing with complex chronic pain conditions.

Dr Kadambande is competent in treating a wide range of chronic pain conditions .Dr Kadambande is a firm believer in a patient centred holistic approach to Pain management. She understands that chronic pain affects not just an individual but the family, work environment and their social lives.

To this effect she offers medication management, and several x-ray and ultrasound guided injections in the spine, around nerves, muscle and joints. Dr Kadambande has a special interest in Facial pain, Headcahes and has achieved success with Acupuncture and neuromodulation.

Dr Kadambande  has a keen interest in Neuropathic pain, Complex regional pain syndrome and Post- surgical pain, back pain and Neuralgias and She offers innovative treatments including Qutenza patch application and  Neuromodulation. Dr Kadambande has eased the suffering of many arthritis affected patients with Radiofrequency denervation.

Dr Kadambande is actively involved in medical education and simulation and is the current pain medicine educational supervisor in South Wales. She currently leads the Qutenza clinic, first one of its kind set up in south Wales for treating shingles pain, scar pain, post knee replacement pain, nerve pain.

She is a keen educator and has been involved in GP education for pain management and also done an ITV wales news feature in August 2016.

Special interests

  • Regional anaesthesia
  • Neuropathic pain
  • Pelvic pain
  • Facial pain and headaches
  • Spinal / Back pain- neck, thorax, lumbar and sacral
  • Chronic Postsurgical pain
  • Complex regional pain syndrome
  • Musculoskeletal pain including osteoarthitis, whiplash etc.

Personal interests

Gardening, yoga and travelling.

Locations Dr Shefali Kadambande works with

Related experience


Multi centre study on use of 5% Lidocaine plaster for focal neuropathic pain.


  • GMC specialist register
  • Royal college of anaesthetists
  • Faculty of Pain Medicine

Other posts held

  • Consultant Anaesthetist and lead clinician for Pain medicine at the University Hospital of Wales
  • Local pain medicine educational supervisor for trainees in South Wales

Insurers Dr Shefali Kadambande works with

Dr Shefali Kadambande works with the following private medical insurance providers:

  • Bupa
  • AXA PPP Healthcare
  • Aviva Health
  • Cigna
  • WPA
  • Vitality Health (Pru Health)


Dr Shefali Kadambande does not hold a share or financial interest in this hospital, another Nuffield Health hospital or the company.

Dr Shefali Kadambande does not have a share or financial interest in equipment used at this hospital or another Nuffield Health hospital.

Dr Shefali Kadambande does not hold any paid advisory role(s) at this hospital or on behalf of Nuffield Health.