Palliative Medicine & Rehabilitation Physician
DR SAM STEELE
BASc (Physiotherapy), MBBS, FAFRM, FAChPM, MMed (Pain Mgmt)
Dr Sam Steele studied as a Physiotherapist at The University of South Australia and subsequently worked in Australia and the United Kingdom. He went onto study Medicine at The University of Wollongong. He has completed fellowships in Rehabilitation Medicine and Palliative Medicine. He completed his training in several major hospitals in New South Wales including, Nepean Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Camden and Campbelltown Hospital, Braeside Hospital, Blacktown Hospital and Prince of Wales Hospital.
He has completed a Masters of Medicine in Pain Management through the University of Sydney.
He currently works at Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District and Sydney Adventist Hospital in Palliative Care. He is the Clinical Lead for Cancer Rehabilitation at Sydney Adventist Hospital.
He is an active member of the Australia and New Zealand Society of Palliative Medicine (ANZSPM), Rehabilitation Medicine Society Australia and New Zealand (RMSANZ) and The International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM). He is a member of the Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative (PaCCSC).
He has a special interest in cancer pain, cancer rehabilitation and symptom management associated with chronic disease.
- Cancer Rehabilitation
- Pain & Symptom Management
- Palliative Care
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