Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital
Part of Ramsay Health Care

Hillcrest Rockhampton Private Hospital specialist Anand Natarajan

Dr Anand Natarajan


Dr Natarajan is an Anaesthetist and Pain Medicine physician. He consults monthly from the Hillcrest Specialist Centre.

He started his career as a consultant in Anaesthesia in India after obtaining a MD in 2000. He then moved to the United Kingdom in 2002 and worked for the National Health Service working in various University Hospitals. During this period, he acquired the Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetics, FRCA.

Dr Natarajan also acquired a Diploma of the European Society of Anaesthesia and Intensive care, and his Fellowship of Faculty of Pain Medicine Royal College of Anaesthetics. He was awarded the FANZCA Fellowship of Australian and New  Zealand College of Anaesthetics and FFPMANZCA Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetics.

Dr Natarajan was the lead interventionist in the Department of Pain Management and Consultant for the Pain Management Programme at Wirral University Teaching Hospital. He has equal interest in interventional and non-interventional aspects of pain management. He believes that multidimensional management of pain is important and takes into consideration the biopsychosocial profile of his patients.

Dr Natarajan is involved in academics and teaching. This interest commenced as a lecturer in Anaesthetics in India. At Wirral University Teaching Hospital, he was the supervisor of training in Pain Management and the Chair for the Mersey Chronic Pain Group in the Mersey region in UK.

Managing chronic pain including, but not limited to, lower back and spine pain. Chronic postsurgical pain. Shoulder and knee joint pain where treatment often involves a number of diagnostic blocks possibly followed by radio frequency procedures. Acute and chronic cancer and non-cancer pain. Management of intrathecal pumps and Spinal Cord stimulators.