Associate Professor Michael Vagg

Associate Professor Michael Vagg is a rehabilitation physician and a pain medicine physician. He graduated from M VaggMonash University in 1994 and spent several years as a uniformed Medical Officer in the RAAF before undertaking vocational training. 


He is a director of Pain Matrix, a private comprehensive pain service in Geelong, Clinical Director of Rehabilitation and Pain Services at Epworth Geelong and a Clinical Senior Lecturer at Deakin University Medical School. For the FPM, he is Chair of the Professional Affairs Executive Committee and the Research and Innovation Committee, and a Board Member. He is also an executive member of the Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ) Pain Special Interest Group.


He writes regularly for The Conversation website ( as a Health and Medicine Columnist. His areas of clinical interest include soft tissue pain, postamputation pain and interventional pain treatments.

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