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Dr Christopher Woodgate


Consultant in Pain Medicine and Rehabilitation

Dr Christopher Woodgate

Dr Christopher Woodgate is a Pain and Rehabilitation medicine specialist with a strong patient focus. He possesses both an acute awareness of the difficulties facing patients suffering from pain, and a broad understanding of the multiple strategies that can be used to assist them.

Dr Woodgate completed his medical degree at the University of Tasmania in 2008. He went on to complete training in rehabilitation in 2015 and pain management in 2017. Over this time, he has developed a strong interest in the musculoskeletal rehabilitation approach, which in turn places a strong emphasis on a holistic patient-centred approach.

Further, he is also interested in the transition and prevention of acute to persistent pain.

Dr Woodgate is the Director of Austin Hospital Chronic Pain Management Unit and is a visiting medical officer at the Alfred Hospital where he is involved in teaching at registrar and fellow level.


  • MBBS (HON).
  • B.MedSci.

Professional Memberships

  • Spinal Interventional Society.
  • Australian Pain Society.


  • Visiting Medical Officer – Mitcham Private.
  • Visiting Medical Officer – Victorian Rehabilitation Centre.
  • Visiting Medical Officer – Dorset Rehabilitation Centre.

Additional Professional Activities and Contributions

  • Appointment to the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Register of Examiners (2018-).
  • Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine Module 1 examination writer (2019).


  • Writing Committee Analgesic Therapeutic Guidelines.
  • Woodgate C J, Vagg M.
    “Managing neuropathic pain after surgery”.
    Pain Management Today 2018; 5(2): 72-75.