Dr Minhas is a Specialist Pain Medicine Physician at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Pain Centre. His particular interests lie in multidisciplinary assessment and treatment of pain including interventional practice. Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), cancer pain and other persistent pain states are his specific interests.
Dr Minhas is closely involved in education at all levels, helping design a pain curriculum at the University of Queensland while also lecturing and supervising junior doctors at Queensland Health.
- 2018 FAFRM (RACP) Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, Royal Australasian College of Physicians
- 2018 FFPMANZCA Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
- 2010 MBBS Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery, University of Queensland
- 2006 BSc. Hons. Bachelor of Science (Genetics) University of Toronto, Canada
- Staff Specialist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane
- Visiting Medical Office, St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital, Brisbane
- Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane
- Associate Lecturer, Griffith University, School of Medicine, Brisbane
Professional Societies & Appointments
- Neuromodulation Society of Australia and New Zealand
- Australian Pain Society
- Medical Staff Association, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, Brisbane
Areas of Clinical Expertise
- Chronic non-malignant pain conditions, e.g. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), painful neuropathies, neuropathic pain and nerve entrapment syndromes using a combination of drug and interventional treatments.
- Spinal pain that is not amenable to surgery, such as failed back surgery syndrome, arachnoiditis, degenerative spinal disease using a number of treatment modalities including drug treatments, injection techniques, radiofrequency nerve ablation and “advanced” pain therapies, such as spinal cord stimulation.
- Pain syndromes in which an individual’s pain is disproportionate to any physical condition by determining the presence of both physical (organic) and psychological (non-organic) components of pain.
- Opioid Prescribing and Stewardship.