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Dr Alister Ramachandran is an internationally trained specialist in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine. He has been extensively trained in the fields of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in various healthcare systems; India, UK & Ireland, New Zealand and Australia.

Dr Ramachandran was awarded dual specialist qualifications in the field of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in both Australia and Ireland. He has a special interest in the Interventional Pain Medicine and has completed the World Institute of Pain certification (FIPP); which is the highest level of accreditation in the field of interventional pain management. He has over 16 years of experience in Anaesthesia and he has been helping patients with chronic pain for the last 7 years. During this period, he has learnt various approaches in treating patients and applies the best available, incorporating evidence based medicine in the field of pain medicine.

He currently heads the multidisciplinary pain service at Westmead Hospital and has hospital appointments in pain medicine and anaesthesia at Nepean Hospital. He is passionate about Pain Medicine and is actively involved with the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM) as a supervisor for post graduate pain trainees and a Faculty of Pain Medicine examiner. He is also dedicated to research in this challenging field and has authored book chapters and presented widely in the field of pain medicine.

Qualifications:
FANZCA – Fellow Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
FIPP- Fellow Interventional Pain Practice, World Institute of Pain
FFPMCAI – Fellow Faculty of Pain Medicine, College of Anaesthetists Ireland
FCARCSI – Fellow College of Anesthetists, Royal College of Anaesthetists Ireland
MSOMM – Member, Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine, UK
DPMed – Diploma Pain Medicine, College of Anaesthetists of Ireland

Memberships:
Member, Australian Association of Anaesthetist
Member, Australian Pain Society
Fellow, Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetist
Fellow College of Anaesthetist – Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Fellow, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Ireland
Member, Irish Pain Society
Member, World Institute of Pain
Member, European Society of Regional Anaesthesia and Pain Therapy
Member, Society of Musculoskeletal Medicine, UK

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