Dr. P. Vijayanand


Dr. Vijayanand is an alumnus of Coimbatore Medical College. Following his graduation, he trained and worked in anaesthesiology and pain medicine in the United Kingdom. He obtained his Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and thereafter specialized in pain medicine. He did his fellowships in pain medicine from Heartlands & Solihull Hospital, Birmingham, and The National Refractory Angina Centre and Royal Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool. He obtained his DPainMed from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, and his Masters in Pain Medicine from University of Leicester, UK. He was, in addition, inducted as Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the College of Anaesthetists, Ireland. He then moved to Australia and trained in pain medicine at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Greenslopes Hospital, where he specialized in advanced interventions such as spinal cord stimulators and intrathecal pumps. There he was inducted to the Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.On moving back to India after nearly a decade-and-a-half, he became the Director of Axon Pain Management Centre at Hyderabad, where he set up the country’s first multi-disciplinary pain management centre, and initiated a fellowship training programme in pain medicine for medical postgraduates.

He held the position of the Hon.Secretary of the Indian Society for Study of Pain (Andhra Pradesh), and was later elected as the Treasurer (National) of Indian Society for Study of Pain. He is the co-founder of Traveling Pain School, an NGO, which is involved in pain education across our nation. He has travelled and taught widely in India & abroad, reaching out to more than 10,000 physicians and medical students. He has been invited as faculty for more than 100 national and international conferences, and has authored many book chapters and presented research papers. He is the recipient of International Association for Study of Pain award for ‘Pain Education in Developing Countries,’ and the Boston Scientific Travelling Scholarship. He is a member of Indian Society for Study of Pain, International Association for Study of Pain, British Pain Society, College of Anaesthetists of Ireland, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, and Indian Society of Anaesthesiology.

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