Dr. Alister Ramachandran


Pain Specialist

Director of Pain Medicine – Westmead Hospital

Senior Clinical Lecturer – Sydney University


FFPMANZCA – Fellow faculty Of Pain Medicine ANZCA
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


  • 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

Dr. Alister Ramachandran is an Australian 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 two decades of experience in Anaesthesia and he has been helping patients with chronic pain for the last 15 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 is the Director of 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, has authored book chapters, presented widely in the field of pain medicine and is a Senior Clinical Lecturer at Sydney University.