Dr. Piera Santullo

Dr Piera Santullo MD, FEBPRM, DIU. CIPS

Consultant in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

Medico-Legal Experience

Medical expert witness Consultant in Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine Dr Piera Santullo specialises medico legal reports for cases involving brain injuries, multiple trauma, musculoskeletal injuries, spinal cord injuries, progressive neurological conditions, and spasticity management.

Clinical Experience

Dr. Santullo has held the role of Consultant in Rehabilitation Medicine at the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton since January 2023. In addition to her current position, Dr. Santullo holds the title of Clinical Chair & Rehabilitation Consultant at Circle Rehabilitation in Birmingham, a role she has been dedicated to since 2020.

Her experience also extends to her ongoing role since 2018 as a Consultant in Neurorehabilitation Medicine at the Brain Injury Unit of the Active Care Group.

Dr. Santullo is a guest speaker at the Interprofessional Stroke Education Programme, where she contributes valuable insights into stroke rehabilitation and care.

Recognised as an educator at the Trust level and by the GMC, Dr. Santullo serves as an Educational Supervisor and Clinical Supervisor. She plays a pivotal role in the training and development of individuals rotating in neurorehabilitation.

Since 2016, Dr. Santullo has been actively involved in providing both formal and informal teaching to medical students at Nottingham University Hospital, specialising in neuro-rehabilitation at Nottingham City Hospital.

Dr. Santullo is a guest speaker for Pain School International in Budapest and a Faculty Member of Pro Academy, an organiser of courses in Pain Management endorsed by the World Institute of Medicine, demonstrating her expertise in pain management education.

Special Interests

  • Brain injuries
  • Multiple trauma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Progressive neurological conditions
  • Chronic pain
  • Spasticity
  • Neurodisabilities
  • Spasticity management

Memberships of Professional Bodies

  • General Medical Council
  • British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine BSRM
    • National Clinical Reference Group: Trauma Rehabilitation 2019-present
    • Neurorehabilitation Special Interest Group 2010-present
    • National Clinical Reference Group Musculoskeletal 2019-present
  • Italian Medical Register
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • International Spinal Cord Injury Society
  • British Medical Association BMA
  • Medical and Dental Defence Union Scotland MDDUS
  • SIMFER (Italian Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine)

Further information

Download Dr Santullo’s CV to learn more about her research publications, qualifications and more.