Dr Kurian has a strong background in Internal Medicine and Neurology, having completed post graduate training in Internal Medicine and Neurology. This was followed by training in Medicine in the United Kingdom and the MRCP (UK). His basic specialist training in Anaesthesia took place in Manchester. Specialist registrar appointments were at St George’s Hospital in London and in various District General Hospitals in Surrey and Sussex as part of the South West Thames Anaesthetic Training Programme. During this period he spent one year in full time pain medicine training. He has trained in advanced interventional techniques in University of Lausanne Switzerland and International Spinal Intervention Society in United States of America. He was appointed as Consultant Anaesthetist with special interest in Pain Medicine to Surrey& Sussex Health Care Trust in April 2002.