Pain Management

Dr Gretel Davidson

Dr Gretel Davidson studied medicine at the University of Sydney, graduating with Honours. After several years of working as a junior medical officer, including time as SHO in paediatrics and neonatology in Birmingham, UK, she completed training in Anaesthesia at the Prince of Wales/Sydney Childrens Hospital, and a Fellowship at Childrens Hospital Westmead.

Since 2005, Gretel has worked as a Consultant Anaesthetist at both Sydney Childrens Hospital, Randwick, and Childrens Hospital Westmead.

Gretel completed her training as a Pain Medicine Specialist at the Michael J Cousins Pain Management and Research Centre, Royal North Shore Hospital, and at the Childrens Hospital Westmead.

Gretel has a keen interest in teaching, and is an Instructor in Advanced Paediatric Life Support (APLS). She has also travelled to the Philippines yearly since 2014 to participate in volunteer surgical missions with charity Smile for ME.

As a Pain Medicine Specialist, Gretel aims to assist the approximately 20% of the population – adults and children – who experience chronic and complex pain. Chronic pain can be a cause of significant disability and distress to children and their families. Gretel’s aim is to guide patients and their families with a multimodal approach to take control of the pain and restore meaningful function.