Dr Diarmuid McCoy, a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician. He graduated from the University College of Cork, before undertaking vocational training at St Vincent’s University Hospital in Dublin. He worked as a Senior Fellow at Flinders University in Adelaide, before taking up a position as a Consultant Pain Medicine Physician at The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust in Liverpool.
Diarmuid returned to Australia in 2004, where he has since been based in Geelong. He has been a Clinical Director of the pain management unit at University Hospital Geelong Barwon Health since 2004, and is now a Director with Pain Matrix.
Diarmuid is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin University Medical School. A fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine at ANZCA he is a member of the Training Unit Assessment Committee and the Victoria Regional Committee of FPM He Chairs the Professional Standards Committee at the faculty. Diarmuid has been an examiner at the faculty for the past 10 years. He is frequently asked to speak at state, national and international meetings including the Australian Pain Society Canberra 2013 and the Annual Scientific meeting of ANZCA in Australia Hong Kong New Zealand, Kuala Lumper and Singapore . He has authored a number of peer reviewed papers and a book chapter on the subject of pain.
He is also an Independent Medical Examiner for Transport Accident Victoria and WorkSafe. He has been asked to give professional and expert opinions in criminal trials in Victoria, personal injury matter in a number of states and for the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority.
His current appointments are at Epworth Group of Hospitals, Health Scope Group of Hospitals, St John of God Health and Ramsey Group. His interest and expertise are in persistent pain managed in a multidisciplinary setting and with over 20 years experience in the use of neuromodulation, he has a specific interest in appropriate selection of patients for this type of treatment.