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Introduction

The Canberra Region Neurology and Pain Centre is an academically-focused Neurology and Pain practice focused to provide a centre of excellence in outpatient neurological care.

The practice consists of a dedicated team of neurologists, specialist pain physician, clinical psychologist, neurophysiology technicians and administrative staff.

We are a sub speciality practice with Specialist Neurologists who have expertise in the treatment of a wide range of neurological disorders. Our practice comprises highly trained neurologists with specific areas of subspecialisation and complementary skills.

We are also a comprehensive Pain Management Centre with expertise in diagnostics, management of wide variety of chronic pain problems as well as cancer pain managed.

We pride ourselves on our comprehensive approach to patient care and management, utilizing evidence-based and clinical knowledge to deliver best care. All clinical and administrative staff ensure that patients are treated with respect and compassion. As a group practice of Neurologists and Pain Specialist, we are able to give excellent service with continuity of care and early assessment of urgent problems.

Meet Our Team

Dr Yash Gawarikar

Dr Yash Gawarikar

Director, Stroke and Neurology Service, Calvary Public Hospital, Bruce

Dr Yash Gawarikar is the founder and director of the Canberra Region Neurology and Pain centre. He is Director of Neurology and Stroke at Calvary Public Hospital and VMO at Calvary Bruce Private Hospital.

Dr Roopa Gawarikar

Dr Roopa Gawarikar

Specialist Pain Medicine, Physician and Radiation Oncologist, VMO at Calvary Private Hospital

Dr Roopa Gawarikar is a dual qualified Specialist Pain Medicine Physician, Radiation Oncologist and Interventional Pain Specialist with expertise in minimally invasive procedures.

Dr Robert Boland - Freitas

Dr Robert Boland - Freitas

Consultant Neurologist, Neurophysiologist and Staff Specialist, Blacktown Hospital, Sydney, Australia

Dr. Robert Boland-Freitas completed his medical degree at the University of New South Wales. He undertook a Neurophysiology Fellowship at the Royal North Shore Hospital after completing his Advanced Training in Neurology at Blacktown, Westmead and Canberra Hospitals.

Dr Shaun Zhai

Dr Shaun Zhai

Consultant Neurologist at Calvary Public Hospital

Dr Zhai graduated from University of Otago, New Zealand in 2009. He had exposure to a wide range of neurological diseases in Auckland and Dunedin before he embarked on neurology specialist training in Australia.

Dr Kathryn Kirkwood

Dr Kathryn Kirkwood

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Kathryn Kirkwood is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist who graduated from her Master of Clinical Psychology in 1994 from the University of NSW and her PhD in 2012 from University of Sydney.   Dr Kirkwood is a member of the Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA).

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