Dr. Thor Timothy, Anuntapon Chutatape

Senior Consultant Pain Specialist & Anaesthesiologist
Cancer and chronic pain management, Non-surgical pain management, spine, joint and nerve neuromodulation
Specialist: Anesthesiology

MBBS (Singapore), MMed (Anaesthesiology), FFPMANZCA (Aus/Nz), FIPP (USA), FAMS (Anaesthesiology)

Specialty: Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine
Dr Thor Timothy, Anuntapon Chutatape is a Pain Specialist and Anaesthesiologist. He was the previous Director of Acute Pain Services in Singapore General Hospital, and Visiting Consultant at Sengkang General Hospital, KK Women and Children’s Hospital, National Dental Centre, National Cancer Centre, National Heart Centre, and Singapore National Eye Centre. Dr Thor was awarded the Human Manpower Development Programme Award by the Ministry of Health of Singapore to specialize in Cancer and Chronic Pain at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney, Australia. There he was trained in minimally invasive interventional pain techniques including spinal cord stimulation, intrathecal pump placement, and radiofrequency neuromodulation and ablation techniques, providing non-surgical alternatives to open surgery.
Dr Thor received his medical degree from the National University of Singapore and underwent advanced Anaesthesia and Pain training in Singapore General Hospital. He attained his Masters of Medicine (Anaesthesiology) and went on to receive his Specialist Board Accreditation. He completed his Fellowship of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (FFPMANZCA) after passing examinations in Melbourne. He also completed training and examination requirements and entered into the Fellowship of Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP, USA) with the World Institute of Pain based in North Carolina. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore (Anaesthesiology) and its Pain Chapter.
Dr Thor previously lectured and mentored doctors in Singhealth cluster, and students from Yong Loo Lin and Duke-NUS medical schools, while also being involved in pain research. He was offered a position of Adjunct Assistant Professor for the Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Sciences Academic Clinical Programme of Singhealth just prior to leaving for private practice. He has also shared his insights on television and newspapers, and run masterclasses and seminars for the public. He continues to help in pain workshops and give talks to general practitioners (GPs) in medical events. Dr Thor is passionate about helping everyone understand and overcome pain and improving their quality of life. He especially believes in treating at-risk patients before major surgery and helping them manage their pain post-op in order to minimize the risk of developing chronic post-surgical pain. He has a special interest in non-surgical, X-ray and ultrasound-guided techniques to treat neck, back, joint pains and ligament injuries.

PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS & COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS

Senior Consultant, Novena Pain Management Centre, Mount Elizabeth Novena Hospital, Singapore
Senior Consultant, Pain & Perioperative Clinic @ Farrer, Farrer Park Hospital, Singapore
Visiting Consultant, Division of Anaesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Singapore General Hospital
Fellow, Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australia
Fellow, Interventional Pain Practice, World Institute of Pain, USA
Fellow, College of Anaesthesia, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Fellow, Pain Chapter, Academy of Medicine, Singapore

PREVIOUS APPOINTMENTS

Director of Acute Pain Services, Singapore General Hospital
Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Singapore General
Hospital
Consultant Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist, Sengkang General Hospital
Consultant Pain Specialist, KK Women and Children’s Hospital
Visiting Consultant, Singapore National Eye Centre
Visiting Consultant, National Dental Centre, Singapore
Visiting Consultant, National Cancer Centre, Singapore
Visiting Consultant, National Heart Centre, Singapore
Honorary Fellow, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney

SCIENTIFIC AND MEDICAL SOCIETIES

Fellow, Faculty of Pain Medicine Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, Australia
Fellow, Interventional Pain Practice, World Institute of Pain, USA
Fellow, College of Anaesthesia, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Fellow, Pain Chapter, Academy of Medicine, Singapore
Member, International Association for the Study of Pain, USA
Member, Pain Association of Singapore

MEDICAL TRAINING

National University of Singapore
Consultant Hepatologist – National University Hospital Singapore
Consultant Hepatologist – Derby (UK) NHS Foundation Trust

POSTGRADUATE QUALIFICATION

Basic and Advanced Specialist Training in Anaesthesia in Singhealth and National Healthcare Group Clusters, Singapore
Fellowship in Cancer and Chronic Pain Management, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Pain specialist training, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists
Interventional Pain Practice, World Institute of Pain, USA

ACCREDITED HOSPITALS

Gleneagles Hospital               Mt Elizabeth Novena Hospital
Mt Elizabeth Orchard Hospital               Parkway East Hospital
Mt Alvernia Hospital               Concord International Hospital
Farrer Park Hospital
Singapore General Hospital