Pain medicine training sites

We've accredited more than 40 multidisciplinary pain management units (training units) in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, and Singapore to provide approved pain medicine training during the core training stage of our program. 

Units are accredited either as a level 1 or level 2 unit as defined in by-law 19

Supervision of training

All accredited training units have an appointed supervisor of training (SOT). They will always be a faculty fellow. Their key roles are:

  • Overseeing each trainee’s clinical performance and workplace-based assessments.
  • Performing in-training assessments and training stage reviews throughout the core training stage.
  • Providing a primary point of contact between the faculty; the training unit; and the trainees.


Use the tables below to find out who the SOT is at any accredited training unit.
 

Australian Capital Territory

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
Canberra Hospital Level 1 Dr Romil Jain Dr Geoff Speldewinde
Dr AnandhiRangaswamy







 

New South Wales

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
Concord Repatriation General Hospital Level 1 Dr Winnie Hong Dr Glen Sheh
Hunter Integrated Pain Service Level 1 Dr Chris Hayes Dr Andrew Powell
Hunter Pain Clinic Level 2 Dr Marc Russo Dr Willem Volschenk
Liverpool Hospital Level 1 Dr Renata Bazina Dr David Manohar
Nepean Hospital Level 1 Dr Suyin Tan Dr Tai Tak Wan
Prince of Wales Hospital /
Sydney Children's Hospital
Level 1 Dr KokEngKhor Dr Teik Tay
Royal North Shore Hospital Level 1 Assoc Prof Charles Brooker Dr Paul Wrigley
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Level 1 Dr Stephen Gibson Dr Timothy Brake
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Level 1 Assoc Prof John Collins Dr Michael Cooper
Northern Integrated Pain Management Level 1 Dr Simon Tame Dr Stephen Smith
Sydney Spine and Pain Level 1 Dr James Yu Dr Michael J Davies
Dr Sachin Shetty
St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney Level 1 Assoc Prof Steven Faux Dr Clive Sun
Sydney Pain Management Centre Level 1 Dr Vahid Mohabbati Dr David Gronow
Dr Mazyar Danesh

Queensland

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
Princess Alexandra Hospital Level 1 Dr Joseph Kluver Dr Joann Rotherham
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital: 
The Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre 
Level 1 Assoc Prof Paul Gray Dr Jacqueline Evans
Dr Frank New
Townsville Hospital Level 1 Dr Matthew Bryant Dr Aman Ahuja
Sunshine Coast Persistent Pain Management Service, Nambour Hospital Level  1 Dr Tania Morris

South Australia

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
Flinders Medical Centre Level 1 Dr Porhan Kang Dr Jonathan Chan
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Level 1 Dr Tim Semple Dr Irina Hollington

Tasmania

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
Royal Hobart Hospital Level 1 Dr Hilton Francis Dr Gurbir Kaur
Dr Mike Thomas

Victoria

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
Alfred Health Pain Services: Caulfield Pain Management & Research Centre Level 1 Assoc Prof Carolyn Arnold Dr Kerry McLaughlin
Geelong Hospital Level 1 Dr Louise Brennan Dr Richard Talbot
Melbourne Pain Group Level 2 Dr Andrew Muir Dr Clayton Thomas
Pain Matrix Geelong Level 1 Dr Diarmuid McCoy Dr Brett Chandler
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Level 2 Dr Timothy Hucker Dr Cornelis De Neef
Dr Jamie Young
Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre Level 2 Dr Richard Sullivan Dr Meena Mittal
Prof Peter Teddy
Royal Children's Hospital Level 2 Dr George Chalkiadis Assoc Prof Greta Palmer
Royal Melbourne Hospital Level 1 Dr Malcolm Hogg Dr Charles Kim
Dr Chuan-Whei Lee
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne Level 1 Dr Jane Trinca Dr Safa Hamza
Pain Specialists Australia Level 1 Dr Nick Christelis Dr Ilonka Meyer

Western Australia

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group Level 1 Dr Duane Anderson Dr Alison Kearsley
PainScience (Joondalup Health Campus) Level 1 Prof Eric Visser Dr Phillip Kriel
Royal Perth Hospital Level 1 Dr Donald Johnson Dr Leah Power
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Level 1 Dr Rajiv Menon Dr Daniel Ellyard
Pain West PDS unit Dr Mark Schutze Dr Mark Schutze

New Zealand

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
The Auckland Regional Pain Service (TARPS) Level 1 Dr Tipu Aamir Dr Wei Chung Tong
Burwood Hospital, Christchurch Level 1 Prof Ted Shipton Dr John Alchin
Wellington Regional Pain Unit Level 1 Dr John Speirs
Middlemore Hospital Level 1 Dr Paul Vroegop Dr Rachel Sara

Hong Kong

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
United Christian Hospital, (Kowloon East Cluster Pain Management Centre) Level 1 Dr Huey Sing Lim Dr Anthony Njo
Pamela YoudeNethersole Eastern Hospital Level 1 Dr MC Chu Dr Fiona Tsui

Singapore

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training
Singapore General Hospital Level 1 Dr Kian-Hian Tan Dr Michelle Tan

Apply to be an accredited training unit

Our specialised reviewers assess each unit's ability to deliver our training program to the highest standard, according to the requirements in by-law 19 and the accompanying FPM accreditation handbook. Accreditation is based on information provided by the unit, coupled with an onsite visit by two reviewers.

The Training Unit Accreditation Committee (TUAC) oversees this process and makes recommendations based on reviewers’ reports.

Units wishing to apply for accreditation should submit the below datasheet to the faculty office. 

Multidisciplinary training unit datasheet
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Pre-approval of units for the practice development stage

Pre-approval allows units that aren't accredited for training during the core training stage to effectively advertise available positions, and assures trainees that the position will be supported for their practice development stage (PDS).

Find more information in our guidelines for units seeking pre-approval to train a practice development stage trainee. 

Practice development stage pre-approval guidelines
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Last updated 12:31 3.08.2020