Dr Stiofan O'Conghaile graduated from University College Dublin in Ireland before undertaking vocational training. During this time he developed a strong interest in pain management. He trained both in Ireland and in Australia and completed specialist training both in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine. Having gained comprehensive training and experience in all areas of pain management, Stiofan became a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2015.
Stiofan believes each patient deserves his or her own tailor-made treatment plan. He is passionate about providing high quality patient care and uses a compassionate and multidisciplinary approach to achieve this.
In addition to his work at Pain Specialists Australia (formerly Victoria Pain Specialists), Stiofan also holds an appointment as a Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist at the Austin Hospital in Heidelberg, Melbourne. Stiofan also has strong interests in education, teaching and research and is involved in teaching medical students and trainees in both Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine.
His areas of clinical interest include chronic pain following surgery, spinal pain, interventional pain treatments and pain in the elderly.
“I believe in helping patients resume an active lifestyle, achieve their individual goals and improve functionality.”