Dr Baranowski qualified from Guy’s Hospital, London, in 1984 having obtained both an honours degree (BScHons, pathology and basic medical science) and his medical qualifications (MBBS). During his first year as a qualified doctor, Dr Baranowski realised that pain was poorly managed and he made the decision to make a career in pain medicine. His pain medicine training was complemented through his higher qualification in pain research, awarded in 1993 (MD, Doctor of Medicine research). He was appointed to the staff of the Middlesex hospital in 1994 where he developed his interest in neuromodulation for neuropathic and complex spinal pain. Through his multispeciality work with urologists, gynaecologists, urogynaecologists and colorectal specialists his interest in urogenital/pelvic pain started and he has since set up the largest centre for urogenital/pelvic pain in the UK. All of his work is supported by a comprehensive multidisciplinary team. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FFPMRCA) in 2008, the first year it was available.

Dr Baranowski has always had an interest in education and has organised over 50 meetings on pain related subjects. He continues to do this as President of The British Pain Society. Dr Baranowski was influential within the Royal Society for Medicine Anaesthetic Section Council (2001-2009) and set up the Pain Medicine subsection which he led as the President (2009-2010). He was appointed The Royal College for Anaesthetists, Regional Advisor for Pain Medicine (North Tames Central and then North Thames when they amalgamated) from the inception of the role, for 7 years (2003-2010). Dr Baranowski has sat on several guideline committees including The European Association for Urology CPP group (2003-present), and has influenced pain medicine through guidelines published in the UK, Europe and North America. He was a founding member and President (2001-2005) of The International Society for the Study of Pain’s special interest group for urogenital pain, PUGO. Dr Baranowski has chaired the Taxonomy Committee of that group since 2003 with the latest classification published in 2012 and ongoing work with WHO. His work on patient pathways brings him into close contact with pain commissioning and the Department of Health and he was Chair of NHS England’s Clinical Reference Group for Specialised Pain Services (2012-15). He currently is an elected council member of the British Pain Society (2010) and has served on their education committee, he chaired their Pain Patient Pathways Mapping working group (2010-13) and was an executive member as Honorary Treasurer 2013-15. He is now President of the British Pain Society. Dr Baranowski has over 75 publications and continues to support research and education.