SPMC Director Dr Vahid Mohabbati
MBBS, MD, FPPMANZCA, FAChPM
Pain Physician, Palliative Care
Dr Vahid Mohabbati trained as an Emergency Physician before completing his Postgraduate Fellowship in Pain Medicine at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, further training at Sydney, Westmead and Nepean hospitals.
This was followed by training in Palliative Medicine (Royal Prince Alfred and Concord hospitals, Sydney West Cancer Network and Hammond Care (Neringah, Greenwich and Royal North Shore hospitals).
Dr Mohabbati has 3 Fellowships: The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (FRACGP), The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FAChPM) and The Royal Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Faculty of Pain Medicine(FFPMANZCA).
Traditionally cancer pain has been treated with pharmacotherapy only, however Dr Mohabbati utilises cutting edge modalities such as nerve blocks, regional anaesthesia, radiofrequency lesioning and spinal implants (intrathecal pumps, spinal cord stimulators, DRG and peripheral nerve stimulators). He is a Sydney University and University of NSW Clinical Lecturer.
Dr Michael Carroll (SOT)
MBBS (Hons) FAFRM (RACP) FFPMANZCA
Pain and Rehabilitation Medicine
Dr Trudi Richmond
BSc, MBBS, FFPMANZCA
Pain & Rehab Physician, Kids Pain (mum of 7)
Dr Antony Kodsi
MBBS, FRACP, FAChPM, FFPMANZCA
Pain Physician Palliative Care
Dr Samuel Steel
MBBS, FAFRM, FAChPM
Rehabilitation and Palliative Medicine Physician
Dr Sam Steele studied as a Physiotherapist at The University of South Australia and went onto study Medicine at The University of Wollongong. He has completed fellowships in Rehabilitation Medicine and Palliative Medicine as well as a Master of Medicine in Pain Management and has worked in several major hospitals in New South Wales including, Nepean Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Camden and Campbelltown Hospital, Braeside Hospital, Blacktown Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.
He has a special interest in cancer pain, cancer rehabilitation and chronic pain.
Dr Steele is a professional member of both the Australia and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM) and Rehabilitation Medicine Society Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ).
Dr Laleh Janalizadeh
GP, Pain Fellow
Dr Greg Bennett
Pain Physician, Geriatrics
Dr Rob Wright
MD, FIPP MBBS?
Dr Cameron Ly
MBBS (Syd) MM (RES) FAFRM (RACP)
Cameron is our Rehabilitation Physician who is also head of the Department of Adolescent and Transition Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and a Staff Specialist in Ambulatory Care and Rehabilitation medicine in the MacArthur Health Service, in Campbelltown.
He completed his undergraduate MBBS and Master of Medicine degrees at the University of Sydney, as well completing a clerkship at Harvard University during his undergraduate medical education. Cameron currently continues to enjoy teaching medical students and junior doctors via his academic appointments as a Senior Clinical Lecturer at the University of Sydney, and a As well, Cameron is a co-author of a textbook in adolescent medicine, and has his research published in a number of peer-reviewed journals.
Dr Daniel Farbodmanesh
MD, FAFRM, (RACP)