Dr Hema Rajappa
Pain Specialist, Hunter Integrated Pain Service, NSW, Australia
Hema is a specialist pain medicine physician and general paediatrician based at Newcastle, caring for children, adolescents and adults with chronic pain. She works across three different pain services in Hunter New England Health: Children’s Complex Pain Service at John Hunter Children’s Hospital, Hunter Integrated Pain Service and the Tamworth Integrated Pain Service.
Hema has a special interest in the use of telehealth in management of chronic pain. She has been running dedicated multidisciplinary telehealth pain clinics and groups on a weekly basis since 2014. Hema won the 2018 Innovation scholarship grant from Partnerships, Innovation and Research, Hunter New England Health to run telehealth pain management group programs for patients with chronic pain living in regional NSW.