About

Director & Co-Founder Dr Christelis holds two specialist medical qualifications in pain medicines. He is trained in all aspects of pain medicine including advanced interventional techniques like nerve blocks, radiofrequency and spinal cord stimulation.

Qualifications

  • FFPMANZCA, 2011
  • FFPMRCA, 2008
  • FANZCA, 2009
  • FRCA, 2002
  • MBBCHh, Medical School of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1995

Professional Associations

  • International Neuromodulation Society (INS)
  • International Spine Intervention Society (ISIS)
  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

Special interests

  • Interventional pain medicine - all forms - nerve blocks, radiofrequency, neurostimulation
  • Spinal pain - all forms - back pain, facet & sacroiliac joint, discogenic, post surgical
  • Head & neck pain - migraines, facial pain , trigeminal neuralgia, cervicogenic, occipital
  • Neuropathic pain syndromes - CRPS, peripheral nerve damage, neuropathies
  • General pain - pelvic pain, pudendal neuralgia, refractory angina, vascular disease

Education and training

  • Pain fellow at The Alfred Hospital
  • Most supportive mentor (2013)
  • Anaesthetic registrars
  • Adjunct Senior Lecturer, Monash University

Research

  • Proteolytic mechanisms of chronic neuropathic pain (NHMRC grant)

Epworth hospital locations

Hospital

Epworth Freemasons Albert Street

Hospital

Epworth Freemasons Victoria Parade

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Pain Specialists Australia
Suite 4
600 Victoria St
Richmond
VIC
3121
Clinical institute

Rehabilitation, Mental Health and Chronic Pain Clinical Institute

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