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 Accreditation due date
Canberra Hospital Level 1 Dr Romil Jain Dr Anandhi Rangaswamy 1 September 2022







 

New South Wales

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
Concord Repatriation General Hospital Level 1 Dr Winnie Hong Dr Glen Sheh 8 November 2021
Hunter Integrated Pain Service Level 1 Dr Chris Hayes Dr Andrew Powell
Dr Hema Rajappa
30 June 2021
Hunter Pain Clinic Level 2 Dr Marc Russo Dr Willem Volschenk 7 November 2023
Liverpool Hospital Level 1 Dr Renata Bazina Dr David Manohar 12 June 2023
Nepean Hospital Level 1 Dr Suyin Tan Dr Sushama Deshpande 28 October 2021
Prince of Wales Hospital /
Sydney Children's Hospital
Level 1 and Procedures endorsed unit Dr Kok Eng Khor

Dr Teik Tay
Dr Kok Eng Khor (Supervisor of the Supervised Clinical Experience Pathway)

10 August 2021
Royal North Shore Hospital Level 1 Dr Rebecca Martin Dr Paul Wrigley 8 May 2022
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Level 1 Dr Stephen Gibson Dr Timothy Brake 29 June 2021
The Children's Hospital at Westmead Level 1 Assoc Prof John Collins Dr Michael Cooper 15 September 2025
Northern Integrated Pain Management Level 1 Dr Simon Tame Dr Stephen Smith 1 August 2020
Sydney Spine and Pain Level 1 and Procedure endorsed unit Dr James Yu Dr Sachin Shetty
Dr James Yu (Supervisor of the Supervised Clinical Experience Pathway)
2 October 2020
St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney Level 1 Assoc Prof Steven Faux Dr Clive Sun 3 October 2020
Sydney Pain Management Centre Level 1 Dr Vahid Mohabbati Dr Michael Carroll 29 November 2023

Queensland

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
Princess Alexandra Hospital Level 1 Dr Joseph Kluver Dr Joann Rotherham 30 October 2023
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital: 
The Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre 
Level 1 Assoc Prof Paul Gray Dr Jacqueline Evans
Dr Frank New
1 February 2020
Townsville Hospital Level 1 Dr Matthew Bryant Dr Aman Ahuja 30 March 2021
Sunshine Coast Persistent Pain Management Service, Nambour Hospital Level  1 Dr Tania Morris 31 December 2018
Axxon Pain Medicine Procedures endorsed unit Dr James O'Callaghan

South Australia

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
Flinders Medical Centre Level 1 Dr Porhan Kang Dr Jonathan Chan 9 March 2025
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital Level 1 Dr Tim Semple Dr Irina Hollington 5 March 2023

Tasmania

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
Royal Hobart Hospital Level 1 Dr Hilton Francis Dr Nina Loughman 26 July 2022

Victoria

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
Alfred Health Pain Services: Caulfield Pain Management & Research Centre Level 1 Assoc Prof Carolyn Arnold Dr Kerry McLaughlin 29 March 2026
Austin Health Level 1 Dr Ilonka Meyer

Dr Esther Dube

Dr Stiofan O'Conghaile

15 September 2021
Geelong Hospital Level 1 Dr Louise Brennan Dr Richard Talbot 23 July 2021
Melbourne Pain Group Level 2 Dr Andrew Muir Dr Clayton Thomas 11 February 2024
Pain Matrix Geelong Level 1 and Procedures endorsed unit Dr Diarmuid McCoy Dr Brett Chandler
Dr Diarmuid McCoy (Supervisor of the Supervised Clinical Experience Pathway)
22 April 2021
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Level 2 Dr Timothy Hucker Dr Cornelis De Neef
Dr Jamie Young
7 December 2023
Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre Level 2 Dr Richard Sullivan Dr Meena Mittal
Prof Peter Teddy
6 March 2020
Royal Children's Hospital Level 2 Dr George Chalkiadis Assoc Prof Greta Palmer 30 October 2021
Royal Melbourne Hospital Level 1 Dr Malcolm Hogg Dr Charles Kim
Dr Chuan-Whei Lee
21 October 2025
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne Level 1 Dr Aston Wan Dr Harry Eeman 19 September 2024
Pain Specialists Australia Level 1 Dr Nick Christelis Dr Sze Ming (Clara) Wong 1 July 2021
Monash Health PDS unit Professor Barbara Workman Dr Aston Wan

Western Australia

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
PainScience (Joondalup Health Campus) Level 1 Prof Eric Visser Dr Phillip Kriel 28 January 2026
Royal Perth Hospital Level 1 Dr Donald Johnson Dr Leah Power 7 August 2021
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Level 1 Dr Rajiv Menon Dr Alireza Feizerfan 20 May 2024
Pain West PDS unit Dr Mark Schutze Dr Mark Schutze

New Zealand

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
The Auckland Regional Pain Service (TARPS) Level 1 Dr Tipu Aamir Dr Wei Chung Tong 11 March 2024
Burwood Hospital, Christchurch Level 1 Prof Ted Shipton Dr John Alchin 28 July 2024
Wellington Regional Pain Unit Level 1 Dr Louise Lynch Dr John Speirs 4 November 2023
Middlemore Hospital Level 1 Dr Paul Vroegop Dr Rachel Sara
Dr Keith Laubscher
7 November 2020

Hong Kong

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
United Christian Hospital, (Kowloon East Cluster Pain Management Centre) Level 1 Dr Huey Sing Lim Dr Anthony Njo 24 August 2023
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital Level 1 Dr MC Chu Dr Fiona Tsui 12 July 2021
Queen Mary Hospital Level 1 and Procedures endorsed unit Prof Chi Wai Cheung Dr Timmy Chan 25 February 2022

Singapore

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
Singapore General Hospital Level 1 Dr Kian-Hian Tan Dr Michelle Tan 25 May 2020

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 11:10 9.06.2021