Castlecrag Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

North Shore Private Hospital specialist CHARLES BROOKER

DR CHARLES BROOKER

MBChB MRCP (UK) FANZCA FFPMANZCA

Dr Charles Brooker holds qualifications with the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthesia  in Pain Medicine and Anaesthesia. He is currently Head of Department of Pain Management at Royal North Shore Hospital. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Northern Clinical School , University of Sydney. He  has appointments at North Shore Private Hospital and Royal North Shore Hospital.

Charles grew up in Chester UK and attended medical school in Sheffield. He worked in internal medicine and thoracic medicine in the UK gaining the MRCP qualification and  then moved to Australia  to train in  Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine in Sydney. Following a training program at Royal North Shore hospital and Westmead Childrens Hospital he worked in Hope hospital in Manchester UK before returining to Sydney to  enter specialist practice in 1998.         

He is interested in non drug interventions to assist with pain and how to integrate this with cognitive behavioural techniques and multidisciplinary care.  He is involved in educating young specialists in these procedures and is on the examination committee of the Faculty of Pain Medicine as well as an active member of the IASP, Australian Pain Society and Neuromodulation society.

Dr Brooker has helped to develop new techniques of managing pain both in patients with chronic pain and cancer pain. He is an investigator in the Avalon trial and implanted the first patient  in the world with the new Saluda spinal cord stimulator.

Treatment of back and neck pain, Pain after spinal surgery, Neuropathic pain, Spinal stimulator insertion and management