Dr Edward Shipton



Edward (Ted) is a Co-Founder and Director of Christchurch Pain Management Services. He is a fully qualified Specialist Pain Management Physician and an Anaesthetist. He is also the current Dean of the Australian and New Zealand Faculty of Pain Medicine; the Academic Head and Chair of the Department of Anaesthesia, Christchurch School of Medicine and Health Sciences, at University of Otago; and the Medical Director of Pain Management for the Canterbury District Health Board.


Pain treatment needs to be tailored to the individual. What works for one person may not work for the next. Our experience, research and expertise allows us to treat your pain through one, or a combination of, pain management techniques. Pain can be treated through the use of:

  • Drug Therapies
  • State-of-the-art interventional treatments
  • Physical therapy
  • Psychological therapies


MB ChB 1974 Cape Town; FFA (SA) 1980; FRCA 1998; FANZCA 2000; FFPMANZCA 2001

Title or Designation

Pain Management Physician, Pain Management

Full NZ Registration Date

9 April 2001

Vocational Scope

Pain Medicine, Anaesthesia

Contact Details

Dr Edward Shipton is available at the following services:

Private Services

Prof Edward Shipton - Pain Management

This service is available at the following location:

60 Hawthornden Road, Christchurch

Private Surgical Services

Southern Cross Hospital - Christchurch - Pain Management

This service is available at the following location:

Southern Cross Hospital - Christchurch