Training sites

The Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) accredits multidisciplinary pain management units to provide approved training during the core training stage. FPM assesses the unit’s ability to provide training and supervision to the required standard, and its degree of compliance with By-law 19, Accreditation of units offering training in pain medicine and the accompanying FPM accreditation handbook.


Units are accredited either as a level 1 or level 2 unit as defined in by-law 19. Each accredited training unit has a supervisor of training (SOT) who is broadly responsible for pain medicine training. They oversee each trainee’s clinical performance and workplace-based assessments, and perform in-training assessments and training stage reviews throughout the core training stage.


The Training Unit Accreditation Committee (TUAC) oversees this process and makes recommendations based on reviewers’ reports. Accreditation is based on information provided by the unit, coupled with an onsite visit by two reviewers.


Units wishing to apply for accreditation should contact

Accredited Training Units 

Training Unit Region Level Pain Unit Director Supervisor(s) of training
Canberra Hospital ACT Level 1 Dr Romil Jain Dr Geoff Speldewinde
Concord Repatriation General Hospital NSW Level 1 Dr Winnie Hong Dr Glen Sheh
Hunter Integrated Pain Service NSW Level 1 Dr Chris Hayes Dr Andrew Powell
Hunter Pain Clinic NSW Level 2  Dr Marc Russo Dr Dianne Pacey
Liverpool Hospital NSW Level 1 Dr Renata Bazina Dr David Manohar
Nepean Hospital NSW Level 1 Dr Suyin Tan Dr Sushama Deshpande
Prince of Wales Hospital /
Sydney Children's Hospital
NSW Level 1 Dr Kok Eng Khor Dr Teik Tay
Royal North Shore Hospital NSW Level 1 Associate Professor Charles Brooker Dr Paul Wrigley
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital NSW Level 1 Dr Stephen Gibson Dr Charlotte Johnstone
St Vincent's Hospital NSW Level 1 Associate Professor Steven Faux Professor Milton Cohen
The Children's Hospital at Westmead NSW Level 1 Associate Professor John Collins Dr Michael Cooper
Westmead Hospital NSW Level 1 Dr David Gronow Dr Anand Alister Ramachandran 
Princess Alexandra Hospital QLD Level 1 Dr Aston Wan Dr Joann Rotherham
Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital: 
The Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre 
QLD Level 1 Dr Julia Fleming Dr Jacqueline Evans
Dr Frank New
Townsville Hospital QLD Level 1 Dr Matthew Bryant Dr Aman Ahuja
Sunshine Coast Persistent Pain Management Service, Nambour Hospital QLD Level 1 Dr Tania Morris Dr Robert Lattik
Flinders Medical Centre SA Level 1 Dr Porhan Kang Dr Jonathan Chan
Royal Adelaide Hospital SA Level 1 Dr Penelope Briscoe Dr Tim Semple
Royal Hobart Hospital TAS Level 1 Dr Hilton Francis Dr Cameron Gourlay
Alfred Health Pain Services: Caulfield Pain Management & Research Centre VIC Level 1 Associate Professor Carolyn Arnold Dr Kerry McLaughlin
Austin Health VIC Level 1 Dr William Howard Dr Andrew Huang
Geelong Hospital VIC Level 1 Dr Louise Brennan Dr Richard Talbot

Melbourne Pain Group
VIC Level 2 Dr Clayton Thomas Dr Andrew Muir
Pain Matrix Geelong VIC Level 2 Dr Diarmuid McCoy Dr Brett Chandler
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre VIC Level 2 Dr Jason Chou Dr Cornelis De Neef
Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre VIC Level 2 Dr Richard Sullivan  
Royal Melbourne Hospital VIC Level 1 Dr Malcolm Hogg Dr Charles Kim
St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne VIC Level 1 Dr Jane Trinca Dr Safa Hamza
Royal Perth Hospital WA Level 1 Professor Stephan Schug Dr Leah Power
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital WA Level 1 Associate Professor Roger Goucke Dr Max Majedi
The Auckland Regional Pain Service (TARPS) NZ Level 1 Dr Kieran Davis Dr Tipu Aamir
Burwood Hospital, Christchurch NZ Level 1 Professor Ted Shipton Dr John Alchin
Wellington Regional Pain Unit NZ Level 1   Dr John Speirs
United Christian Hospital, (Kowloon East Cluster Pain Management Centre) HK Level 1 Dr Huey Sing Lim Dr Timothy Brake
Singapore General Hospital SG Level 1 Dr Kian-Hian Tan Dr Michelle Tan

This information is current as of February 2017.
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