The multidisciplinary team of the Western Pain Medicine Program use their skills and expertise to provide assessment and treatment of people with chronic, non-cancer pain. This team consists of anesthesiologists, neurologists, pharmacists, physiatrists, psychologists, registered nurses and social workers.

Chronic Pain affects nearly one in five Canadians. It is a disabling problem, often caused by a combination of physical, psychological, social and occupational factors. For further information on the condition of chronic pain, please  refer to The Problem of Pain in the About Us section.

The St Joseph's Pain Management Clinic receives almost 5000 patient visits each year for a wide variety of problems, including musculoskeletal complaints, neuropathic pain syndromes and chronic post-surgical pain conditions. For information on the care these patients recieve, see our Mission, Values and Goals in the About Us section.

The Western Pain Medicine Program is a teaching program affiliated with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University. Training is provided for nurses, physicians, and allied health disciplines at all levels of training. We aspire to be known nationally and internationally as a centre that provides excellent undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Pain Management.

Greg McCarthy
  • Greg McCarthy MD