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.. 

Units are accredited either as a level 1 or Practice Development Stage (PDS) unit as defined in by-law 19 and the Accreditation Handbook.

The faculty accredits supervisors rather than units for the Procedures Endorsement Program

Supervision of training

All accredited training units have an appointed supervisor of training (SOT) who is a faculty fellow. These supervisors are the FPM representative with respect to training within the units and are responsible for pain medicine training at that unit. They need to have a thorough understanding of and experience in faculty educational activities and liaise with registered trainees and hospital authorities on matters related to trainees and training, as well as with the central administration of the faculty. Their key roles are:

  • Overseeing each trainee’s clinical performance and assessments completed in the workplace.
  • 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.

Appointment of SOTs

The unit director identifies and nominates a suitable SOT to the faculty using this form. Nominations are reviewed and approved by the Director of Professional Affairs FPM Education on behalf of the Learning and Development Committee.  

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 Anandhi Rangaswamy Dr Luke Murtagh 14 August 2027
ACT Pain Centre PDS unit Dr Romil Jain Dr Anandhi Rangaswamy June 2024







 

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 Tze Chow Chow

Dr Tejas Kanhere

January 2029

Hunter Integrated Pain Service

Satellite sites: 
Hamilton Day Surgery Centre

Level 1 Dr Hema Rajappa Dr Andrew Powell 5 October 2026
Hunter Pain Specialists PDS unit Dr Marc Russo

Dr Willem Volschenk
 

January 2029
Liverpool Hospital Level 1 Dr Renata Bazina Dr Tai-Tak Wan January 2027
Prince of Wales Hospital /
Sydney Children's Hospital
Level 1  Dr Kok Eng Khor

Dr Teik Tay
Dr Benjamin Teo

13 October 2026
Royal North Shore Hospital Level 1  Dr Rebecca Martin

Dr Paul Wrigley
Assoc Prof Charles Brooker

14 June 2027
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Level 1 Dr Tim Brake Dr Alix Dumitrescu
Dr Nadine Yamen
21 July 2024

Sydney Spine and Pain

Satellite sites:
Prince of Wales Private Hospital
St Vincent's Private Hospital
Waratah Private Hospital
St George Private Hospital

Level 1  Dr James Yu

Dr Sachin Shetty
Dr Faiz Noore
 

9 November 2026
Westmead Hospital Level 1 Dr Alister Ramachandran

Dr Preshanthy Rajeepan

Dr Andrew Singer

5 June 2025
St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney Level 1 Assoc Prof Steven Faux Dr Clive Sun 2 December 2024

Sydney Pain Management Centre

Satellite sites:
Sydney Adventist Hospital
Campbelltown Private Hospital
Northern Haematology & Oncology Group

PDS unit  Dr Vahid Mohabbati Dr Michael Carroll
 
21 February 2024
Inner West Pain Centre

Satellite sites:
L1, 454 High Street, Penrith
Macquarie University Hospital
PDS unit Dr Tillman Boesel Dr Rajib Dutta October 2024

Queensland

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
Princess Alexandra Hospital (Metro South)

Satellite sites:
Logan Centre for Drug and Alcohol Dependence
Logan Community Service
Level 1 Dr Nick Aitcheson Dr Joann Rotherham January 2029
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital: 
The Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre 
Level 1 Assoc Prof Paul Gray Dr Jacqueline Evans 27 April 2026
Townsville Hospital

Satellite sites:
Cairns Base Hospital
Mackay Base Hospital 
Ross River Road
Level 1 Dr Aman Ahuja
Dr Hannah Bennett

Dr Ilamurugu Kaliaperumal
Dr Anju Tessa James
July 2026
Sunshine Coast Persistent Pain Management Service, Nambour Hospital Level  1 Dr Tania Morris
Dr Paul Cadzow
Dr Zoe Vella 20 November 2027

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

Satellite sites:
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Level 1 Dr Irina Hollington Dr Sharon Keripin May 2028

Tasmania

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation concludes on
Royal Hobart Hospital Level 1 Dr Nitin Yogesh Dr Renu Aggarwal
Dr Tania Morris
15 March 2024

Victoria

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
Alfred Health Pain Services: Caulfield Pain Management & Research Centre

Satellite sites:
Caulfield Hospital
Level 1 Associate Professor Carolyn Arnold Dr Kerry McLaughlin
Dr Harry Sivakumar
29 March 2026
Austin Health

Satellite sites:
Mercy Hospital for Women
Level 1 Dr Ilonka Meyer

Dr Esther Dube

January 2029
Geelong Hospital Level 1 Dr Louise Brennan Dr Richard Talbot 25 August 2024
Melbourne Pain Group

Satellite sites:
Glenferrie Private Hospital 
Mulgrave Private Hospital
Dorset Specialist Centre 
PDS unit Dr Andrew Muir Dr Clayton Thomas 11 February 2024
Pain Matrix Geelong

Satellite sites:
Pain Matrix Eastern
PDS unit  Dr Diarmuid McCoy Dr Brett Chandler
Dr Diarmuid McCoy
9 March 2025
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Level 1 Dr Jamie Young Dr Chris Chan Chim Yuk 7 December 2023
Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre

Satellite sites:
260 Cotham Road Kew 
1-37 Keilor Road Essendon
132A High Street Cranbourne
73 Kooyong Road North Caulfield
PDS unit Dr Richard Sullivan Dr Meena Mittal
Prof Peter Teddy
10 June 2024
Royal Children's Hospital PDS unit Dr George Chalkiadis Assoc Prof Greta Palmer 10 October 2027
Royal Melbourne Hospital

Satellite sites:
Glenferrie Private Hospital 
Royal Women's Hospital
Level 1 Dr Malcolm Hogg Dr Charles Kim
Dr Chuan-Whei Lee
21 October 2025
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne Level 1 Dr Harry Eeman Dr Glareh Arfaei 19 September 2024

Pain Specialists Australia

Satellite sites:
Pain Specialists Australia, Heidelberg campus
Warringal Private Hospital 
Victoria Day Procedure
The Avenue Hospital 
Donvale Rehabilitation
Waverly Private
Epworth Richmond
Mitcham Private
Masada Private
Linacre Private Hospital 
Peninsula Private Hospital

PDS unit Dr Nick Christelis Dr Sze Ming (Clara) Wong May 2028
Frankston Pain Management PDS unit Dr Murray Taverner Dr Surabhi Gupta 6 December 2024
Peninsula Health PDS Unit Dr Tony Weaver Dr Pouya Hafezi 15 March 2024

Western Australia

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
PainScience (Joondalup Health Campus)

Satellite sites:
Glengarry Hospital
Level 1 Professor Michael Veltman Prof Eric Visser 28 January 2026
Royal Perth Hospital Level 1 Dr Donald Johnson Dr Leah Power August 2024
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital Level 1 Dr Rajiv Menon Dr Alireza Feizerfan 20 May 2024
Fiona Stanley Hospital Level 1 Dr Stephanie Davies Dr Vyhunthan Ganeshanathan July 2028
Perth Children's Hospital PDS unit Dr Dana Weber Dr Pavla Walsh 14 November 2025

New Zealand

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
The Auckland Regional Pain Service (TARPS)

Satellite sites:
Auckland City Hospital 
Pitman House 
Level 1 Dr Tipu Aamir Dr Wei Chung Tong 11 March 2024
Wellington Regional Pain Unit

Satellite sites:
Kenepuru Community Hospital
Hutt Hospital
Level 1 Dr Louise Lynch Dr Christopher Turnbull 28 November 2026
Middlemore Hospital

Satellite sites:
Kidz First Centre for Youth Health
Level 1 Dr Paul Vroegop Dr Rachel Sara
Dr Keith Laubscher
5 July 2024

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 Charmaine Chu October 2024
Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital Level 1 Dr MC Chu Dr Chor-San Alfred Chan October 2024
Queen Mary Hospital Level 1 Prof Chi Wai Cheung Dr Timmy Chan 14 March 2025
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Level 1 Dr Steven Wong Dr Christina Cheng
Dr Jeffrey Ip
October 2030

Singapore

Training unit Level Pain unit director Supervisor(s) of training Accreditation due date
Singapore General Hospital Level 1 Dr Kian-Hian Tan Dr Adeline Leong 25 August 2024

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 (Level 1)
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Practice Development Stage data sheet
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Last updated 08:33 18.06.2024