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Dr Russo gained an MBBS in Sydney and furthered his qualifications in England, gaining a DA (UK), FANZCA (Syd) and his pain specialty FFPMANZCA (Newcastle). He has devoted his career to anaesthesia and pain medicine and now concentrates all his time to the pain medicine specialty.
Dr Marc Russo became increasingly aware there was an overwhelming need for a private pain clinic for Newcastle and the surrounding Hunter region. He developed and opened Hunter Pain Specialists ( former Hunter Pain Clinic ) in November 1999. In 2001, he purchased Hamilton Day Surgery and used this as his consulting suites. After some refurbishment, he opened the Hamilton Day Surgery Centre as a functional unit for pain procedures in 2002. Marc had the vision to create a business that would incorporate a multi-disciplinary approach to pain management. He united a core group of health care professionals to assist in delivering this unique service first to Newcastle.
In 2003, he incorporated Hunter Pain Specialists and opened Hunter Specialist Medical Centre (HSMC) in Broadmeadow, Newcastle. They provide a number of important services within one building, minimising the inconvenience and reducing travel time for their patients. Dr Russo also opened Hunter Clinical Research, and they are now called Genesis Research Services. They undertake both company sponsored and investigator initiated research into treatments for paint management and chronic pain conditions. Research is important as it advances patient care and treatments.
Dr Russo has brought Hunter Pain Specialists into the national and international arena. He resides on many international advisory committees and is considered and expert in his field of pain medicine and Neuromodulation.