Dr. Geoff Bellingham
Pain Medicine Residency Program, Director
Dr. Bellingham completed his medical school and anesthesiology residency at Western University. He followed this with a fellowship in Chronic Pain Management at the University of Toronto with a focus on interventional pain management using fluoroscopy and ultrasound guided techniques. Dr. Bellingham returned to Western University to work in the Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine in his capacity as an anesthetist and as a chronic pain specialist.
Dr. Bellingham has assisted in the transition of the Western Pain Clinic to a newly renovated space with a dedicated fluoroscopy suite and procedure room for ultrasound guided interventions. There, he provides a combination of pharmacotherapeutic as well as interventional strategies for the management of chronic non-malignant pain.
He is currently the Director of the Chronic Pain Fellowship Program at Western University. Since the recognition of Pain Medicine as an official subspecialty by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Bellingham has began to plan the transition of the fellowship program to the new Pain Medicine Residency format. Further educational undertakings in Pain Medicine include frequent participation in workshops dedicated to the teaching of ultrasound guided interventions for pain management.
Dr. Bellingham's current research interests include
2015 AMOSO AFP Innovation Fund, for his research on “Development of an Innovative Opioid Safety Program in Pain Clinics (op-safe): A Multi-Centre Project”
2014 St. Joseph's Health Care London MAC Award, for recently demonstrating qualities of leadership and providing outstanding contributions to the success of initiatives aligning with the strategic directions of St. Joseph’s.
Undergraduate Teacher of the Year (2009-2010). Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Medicine, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University.
Bellingham G, Peng P. Chapter 56: Pudendal Nerve Blockade. In: Jankovic D, Peng P. Regional Nerve Blocks in Anesthesia and Pain Therapy, 4th Ed. 2015 Oct. Springer. p.737-351.
Tawfic QA, Bellingham G. Postoperative pain management in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). J Anaesth Clin Pharmacol. 2015. 31(1):6-13.
Bellingham GA, Smith RS, Morley-Forster P, Murkin JM. Use of near infrared spectroscopy to detect impaired tissue oxygen saturation in patients with complex regional pain syndrome type 1. Can J Anaesth. 2014 Jun;61(6):563-70.
Velayudhan A, Bellingham G, Morley-Forster P. Opioid-induced hyperalgesia. Contin Educ Anaesth Crit Care Pain. Epub 2013 Sep 26. doi: 10.1093/bjaceaccp/mkt045.
Pink LR, Smith AJ, Peng PW, Galonski MJ, Tumber PS, Evans D, Gourlay D, Gordon L, Bellingham G, Nijjar SS, Picard LM, Gordon AS. Intake assessment of problematic use of medications in a chronic noncancer pain clinic. Pain Res Manag. 2012 Jul-Aug;17(4):276-80.
Bellingham GA, Bhatia A, Chan CW, Peng PW. Randomized controlled trial comparing pudendal nerve block under ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2012 May-Jun;37(3):262-6.
Bellingham GA, Peng PW. Duloxetine: a review of its pharmacology and use in chronic pain management. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010 May-Jun;35(3):294-303.
Bellingham GA, Peng PW. A low-cost ultrasound phantom of the lumbosacral spine. Reg Anesth Pain Med. 2010 May-Jun;35(3):290-3.
Peng PW, Wiley MJ, Liang J, Bellingham GA. Ultrasound-guided suprascapular nerve block: a correlation with fluoroscopic and cadaveric findings. Can J Anaesth. 2010 Feb;57(2):143-8.