Dr Dilip Kapur

Dr Dilip Kapur


Fellow 2003 (South Australia) MBChB, Birmingham (UK) 1985 Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK), 1990 FANZCA 2003, FFPMANZCA 2003

Nominated by: Associate Professor Michael Vagg, FFPMANZCA (Vic) and Dr Kieran Davis, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA (NZ).

Candidate Statement - Dr Dilip Kapur

I have worked in pain medicine for the majority of my professional career. I have served as a board member and maintained an active role in supporting and promoting the interests of the faculty. 

I have continued to maintain my academic and clinical profile. I am pleased to have developed services in a rural and remote setting, with provision for multidisciplinary services to indigenous patients.

With my knowledge of the board's processes and corporate vision, I am in a favourable position to promote the development of the faculty' position as the world's leading professional educational body in pain medicine. 

Relevant past and current professional appointments in pain medicine

  • Consultant in pain management, Flinders Medical Centre 2004 – 2014. Director of unit 2007 – 2014.
  • Currently working as a specialist in private practice with appointments to Corporate Health (Adelaide), Mortlock Clinic (Port Lincoln) and Port Lincoln Aboriginal Health Service.

Current and/or previous service on faculty committees and roles

  • Elected to the board in 2013 and served from 2013 – 2015. During this time I held the following roles:
    • FPM Assessor
    • FPM Deputy Assessor
    • FPM Board member representative on the SIMG Committee. After leaving Board in 2015, I continued as the FPM Assessor until 2018.
  • Current Faculty representative on the ANZCA SIMG Committee and FPM Deputy Assessor, SIMG.
  • Former member of the Training Assessment Executive Committee from 2017 – 2019

Past and/or current offices in other medical professional organisations

  • Board member and Treasurer of the Australian Pain Relief Association 2008 – 2014.

Personal attributes and experience that would add to the skill mix and diversity of the board

  • I have broad experience of pain medicine through pursuit of a long career in the discipline. My previous work with FPM and ANZCA has furthered my insight into the further challenges that face us. Being an overseas trained graduate, from an ethnic minority background, has made me aware of the difficulties many of our patients and colleagues face.

Last updated 14:46 20.01.2022