Professor Michael Veltman

Professor Michael Veltman


MBBS UWA (1990),  Fellowship American Society of Echocardiography (2009), FANZCA (2001), FFPMANZCA (2016)

Nominated by Dr Rajiv Menon (WA) and Dr Brian Hue (WA).

Candidate statement

I am a procedural pain medicine specialist, with a strong background in a range of clinical areas
including perioperative medicine and echocardiography. I am keen to further the role of the faculty in helping grow pain medicine as the definitive group for providing care and advice in pain management.

I have a keen interest in building pain medicine as a specialty to increase its recognition, to maintain and increase the treatment options for people who need specialist pain medicine management.

Relevant past and current professional appointments in pain medicine

•    Consultant pain physician Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, 2016-current
•    Consultant pain physician Joondalup Hospital 2016-current

Current and/or previous service on faculty committees and roles

•    Western Australian FPM Regional Committee 2016 - current
•    Chair FPM Western Australia Regional Committee 2018-2021
•    Training Unit Accreditation Committee member since 2017, TUAC chair from 2019 - current
•    Training and Assessment Executive Committee member 2019 - current

Past and/or current offices in other medical professional organisations

•    ANZCA New Fellow Representative 2004-2006
•    ANZCA Western Australia Regional Committee chair 2006-2007
•    ANZCA WA Regional Committee 2004-2016
Personal attributes and experience that would add to the skill mix and diversity of the board

I have substantial experience in running hospitals and in building training units in both a public sector and private sector capacity. I am strongest in dealing with unexpected or unpredictable circumstances. 

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