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Specialist Palliative Medicine and Pain Medicine Physician

Dr Antony Kodsi

13Dr Kodsi is an Australian trained adult medicine physician, who has qualifications in palliative medicine and pain medicine. He is a recent addition to the team at Inner West Pain Centre. He is also supervisor of training of trainees in pain medicine, and regularly is involved in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate medical professionals.

Dr Kodsi is a board-certified Specialist in Pain Medicine and in Palliative Medicine and has fellowships with the Faculty of Pain Medicine ANZCA (FFPMANZCA), the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP) and The Chapter of Palliative Medicine (FAChPM).

He has appointments in Royal North Shore Hospital, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital.

Special Interests 

  • Musculoskeletal and Neuropathic pain
  • Survivorship medicine
  • Coordinating chronic and complex disease conditions
  • Cancer pain
  • Co-morbidity of pain with addiction
  • He is involved in projects to improve health care utilisation and has interests in interventional pain treatments for cancer pain patients and survivors
  • He has academic interest in the management of headaches and orofacial pain



Dr Kodsi studied medicine at Bond University (Queensland) as an undergraduate. He completed his residency and specialist training at most of the major tertiary hospitals in Sydney: Westmead, Royal North Shore, Liverpool, St Vincent’s, Prince of Wales and St George. He has worked for and with many pioneers in pain and palliative medicine. He completed a Master of Medicine in Pain Management at Sydney University, in his scholarly pursuit to further his knowledge and expand the field of evidenced based pain medicine.

Antony’s favourite pain management motto: “ The best pain doctor is the empowered patient. Somewhere inside that suffering body, there is something better, something empowering, something real.”