Dr Ross Drake
Paediatric Palliative Care and Pain Medicine Specialist, Starship Child Health, Auckland, NZ
Ross has been working at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland for the past 17 years as a Paediatric Palliative Care and Pain Medicine Specialist. He completed his Fellowship training with stints at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London and the Children’s Hospital at Westmead in Sydney; the latter included working in the Consult Liaison Service for the psychological management of children and adolescents with persistent pain.
Ross has a clinical interest in managing neuropathic pain conditions in children and has a fundamental desire to see pain recognized as a serious health issue for New Zealand children and adolescents with improvement of the current appalling level of resourcing.