Dr Owen Williamson is an orthopaedic spine surgeon and specialist pain medicine physician. He is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
In 2007, Dr Williamson became the first orthopaedic surgeon in Australia to become a Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2007. He is on the Education and Training Committee and an examiner for the Faculty of Pain Medicine and is involved in the development of pain education programs in both Australia and Canada.
Dr Williamson’s research interests include classification of non-specific low back pain, outcomes following spinal surgery and the interaction of physical and psychological factors in the persistence of pain following trauma. Over the last 12 months he has presented at the Australian Pain Society, Canadian Pain Society, American Society of Pain Educators and IASP conferences and has published several papers on pain-related topics in international peer-reviewed journals.
He has recently accepted an appointment within the Fraser Health Regional Department of Anaesthesia as a pain physician based at the Surrey Memorial Hospital and Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgical Centre.