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Dr Michael Vagg – Pain Specialist

Michael Vagg is a consultant in rehabilitation and pain medicine. He graduated from Monash University in 1994 and spent several years as a uniformed Medical Officer in the RAAF before undertaking vocational training. Dr Vagg completed a Fellowship of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) in 2004. He subsequently gained Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2006. Dr. Vagg is also a Director of Pain Matrix.

He holds an appointment as Clinical Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Medicine at Deakin University School of Medicine. For the Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM), he is Chair of the Continuing Professional Development Committee and Board Member representing the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM). He is also an executive member of the AFRM Special Interest Group (SIG) in musculoskeletal, pain and occupational rehabilitation.

Dr Vagg is a regular contributor to the media. He writes regularly for The Conversation website (www.theconversation.com) as a Health and Medicine Columnist. He has appeared on ABC Local Radio around the country and occasionally on TV discussing various medical-related topics.

His areas of clinical interest include soft tissue pain, post-amputation pain and interventional pain treatments.