Dr Damien Daniel - Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist
Dr Damien Daniel is a Rehabilitation Medicine Specialist who has subspecialised in the management of persistent pain conditions. He has extensive training and experience in pain medicine, both during his registrar training and as a specialist. Damien graduated from the University of Queensland School of Medicine in 2003 and completed his Rehabilitation Medicine specialist training in 2014. He has recently relocated from Queensland with his young family to join the Pain Matrix team.
Most recently he was the Clinical Director of Rehabilitation Services at St Vincent's Private Hospital in Toowoomba, where he sucsessfully established the first private inpatient rehabilitation service on the Darling Downs. He was also a Medical Co-Director of the Brisbane Pain Rehabilitation Service and staff specialist at the Metro South Persistant Pain Service in Brisbane, as well as a senior lecturer and examiner at the University of Queensland's School of Medicine.
Orginally training in anaesthetics, Damien himself suffered a severe orthopaedic multi-trauma in 2008. Some 40 surgeries and 15 months of rehabilitation later he returned to work as a doctor. Inspired by his experience as a patient, he chose to train in rehabilitation medicine. In addition to a great passion for working in multidisciplinary teams to help people acheive their rehabilitation goals, Damien really has "walked" in his patient's shoes. He likes to share this experience and understanding with his patients and their families, to inspire them to a life of greater knowledge, function, independanace and productivity.