Dr Benjamin Teo is a Specialist Pain Management and Internal Medicine Physician.
Dr Benjamin Teo completed his specialist qualifications in the areas of Acute, General, and Geriatric Medicine with the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP), before completing further specialist pain medicine training as a fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FFPMANZCA) at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick in Sydney.
His experiences encompass relevant areas of pain management including acute, perioperative, subacute and persistent pain, cancer, noncancer and cancer survivorship, and both in interventional and noninterventional pain management. He is a firm believer in the provision of safe, high-quality high-value care to every single one of his patients through the application of a multidisciplinary, whole-person approach to pain management with the person and their GP at the core of care provision, while combining these with the principles of Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments in those with complex aged care needs, with holistic thorough internal medicine considerations of those with simple and complex multisystem multimorbidity.
Dr Teo’s current research areas lie in geriatric pain management, encompassing the unique challenges involved in managing polypharmacy, judicious use of procedural medicine, geriatric syndromes, and the areas of perioperative medicine. He has particular interests in patient advocacy and empowering those with complex pain- and non pain-related chronic conditions through the breadth of application of contemporary interdisciplinary medicine to live through their pain.
Dr Teo holds public appointments in the Department of Pain Management at the Prince of Wales Hospital, and the Rapid Assessment Diagnosis Investigation Unit (RADIUS) and the General Medicine Unit Departments at Sutherland Hospital. He also has private hospital visiting rights at the Prince of Wales Private and Waratah Private Hospitals. He enjoys teaching and supervising students and physician trainees alike, as a way of giving back to his vocation, and fostering an interest in pain medicine early in the careers of junior medical officers, and is an enthusiastic participant in his public hospital teaching programme. When he is not working, he and his wife are kept busy figuring out how to parent their young toddler.
MB BS (University of New South Wales), Bachelor of Science (Medicine)
Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP)
Fellow, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FFPMANZCA)
Master of Medicine (University of Sydney)
FRACP (General Medicine) at Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Adventist Hospitals
FRACP (Geriatric Medicine) – Sydney Adventist, North Sydney, Central Coast and Nepean/Blue Mountain Local Health Districts
FFPMANZCA – The Prince of Wales Hospital
Areas of Interests / Expertise
Postsurgical spinal pain
Persistent postsurgical pain
Geriatric Pain Management
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessments
Medicinal Cannabis Clinical Research Trial
Faculty of Pain Medicine (FPM)
Royal Australiasian College of Physicians RACP)
Australian Pain Society (APS)
Australia & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM)
Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG)
International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)
IASP – Older Persons’ Special Interest Group
Hunter Postgraduate Medical Institute (HPMI)
International Neuromodulation Society (INS)
Internal Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand (IMSANZ)