Dr Charlotte Johnstone is a pain management specialist who believes that people can recover from chronic pain. She is dedicated to the provision of best practice wholistic pain treatment.
Dr Charlotte Johnstone obtained her primary medical degree (MBChB) at Otago University and later trained in anaesthesia (ANZCA) and pain medicine (FFPMANZCA) in Sydney Australia. She has been a practicing pain medicine specialist since 2002.
Dr Johnstone practices peri-operative and persistent pain management at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She is the team leader for the management of pain in pelvic exenteration (major abdominal surgery).
Dr Johnstone continues to consolidate and enhance her skills in pain medicine practice. She has a fellowship with the World Institute of Pain – Budapest 2013. She attends yearly workshops in interventional pain management techniques. She has trained in Acceptance and Commitment therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness and Meditation.
She is currently enrolled at the University of Sydney in a MPhil by research related to the topic of pain and major abdominal surgery. She has also published in other topics in peer reviewed journals.
Education is an integral component of Dr Johnstone’s practice. She is a clinical lecturer for the University of Sydney and teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students every week. She is also an educator for the Faculty of Pain Medicine bi-national training program on the topics of ‘Pain and Dependence’ and ‘Visceral Pain’.
Dr Johnstone is an active member of the University of Sydney Discipline of Pain. She is a member of the pain curriculum project group.
Dr Johnstone continues to make significant contributions to the Faculty of Pain Medicine:
Examiner 2013 – current
Supervisor of training 2002-2004
Advisor to the supervisors of training 2018-2021
Curriculum redesign committee 2015 and 2020
Member of the training program evolution project group 2019-2020
Member of the training and education committee 2018-2021