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Dr. Michelle O'Brien
Founder of Specialists in Pain and Specialist Pain Physician

Dr. Michelle O'Brien is a leading Pain Physician with a total of 28 years experience as a doctor. One of the leading specialist that treats all her patients with the up utmost care and respect. With her 28 years of experience as a doctor, she has some of the highest standards and will uphold them all when treating patients.

Dr O'Brien studied medicine at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, graduating in 1993. She trained in anaesthesia at a number of the major hospitals in Brisbane and regional South East Queensland, and went on to work as a consultant anaesthetist at the Prince Charles Hospital and in private practice. Time spent living and working in Indonesia reignited an interest in pain medicine, and since her return from Indonesia in 2015, she has been training and working in pain management - at the prestigious Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre (Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital) and St. Vincent's Private Hospital. Dr O'Brien sees patients with all types of chronic pain. Her particular interests include the importance of multidisciplinary team care for chronic pain - where the patient plays a central role, with an emphasis on pain education and psychological support, interventional procedures including Spinal Cord Stimulators, and the evidence-based and evolving use of opioids in chronic pain. She is a member of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

Dr. O'Brien is an appointed member of the panel of examiners for the Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA).

Special interests: Specialist in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia