Dr Cherilyn Fenech is engaged as a consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management and the Acute Pain Lead at Mater Dei Hospital. Her practice and speciality spans across the full spectrum of pain medicine which includes low back pain, sciatica, neck pain and fibromyalgia. Dr Fenech is also specialised in complex headache disorders and the use of Botox for chronic migraine.
Dr Fenech relocated to central London for a fellowship in chronic pain at Guy’s at St Thomas hospital in 2012. A year later she sat for the World Organization of Pain Fellowship and achieved the highest marks. On achieving this fellowship she became the first Maltese and the first female worldwide to ever be awarded with the distinguished Hassenbusch prize. She became a consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Management in London in 2014, a role she covered until she returned to Malta in 2018. During that time, she furthered her education in the use of ultrasound and X-rays to treat chronic pain disorders as well as specialized further in treating chronic headache disorders.
Dr Fenech is passionate about improving chronic pain treatment options and is keen to share her knowledge with her colleagues and teach doctors in the health care community. She has also published various papers and posters in chronic pain and headache disorders including writing a chapter in a textbook for chronic pain. She regularly attends international conferences to keep up with any recent developments in her field of expertise.