After completing his medical degree in Iran and spending some time providing healthcare in under-resourced rural parts of the country, Dr Babak Farr moved to Australia in 2008. He became a Fellow of Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine in 2015 and later on completed his Fellowship in Pain Medicine in 2018.
Besides peri-operative pain management and post-operative rehabilitation, Dr Farr is also interested in care for patients with chronic pain. Having had the privilege of caring for patients with a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds, Dr Farr appreciates “pain” as a subjective experience that must be recognised and treated within the frameworks of each patient’s personal experience. With that in mind, Dr Farr always utilises a multidisciplinary approach for management of chronic pain that is tailored to patients’ needs and focuses on harm minimisation as well as opioid reduction.
As well as his active role in education of doctors in training, Dr Farr is also an examiner for the Australian faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine.