Dr Brett McFadyen

Specialist Anaesthetist


MBBS with honours UNSW 1986-1991

Bachelor of Medical Science UNSW 1989

Internship and residency at Hunter Area Health Service 1992-93

Combined specialist training in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine 1993-2001

Fellowship of the College of Intensive Care Medicine 2000

Awarded the GA “Don” Harrison medal for the highest mark in the fellowship exam.

Fellowship of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists 2001.

Reviewer for Anaesthesia and Intensive Care - the official journal of the Australian Society of Anaesthetists.

Examiner for the final fellowship exam of the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.


Staff Specialist in Intensive Care at John Hunter Hospital for several years - special interests in research and retrieval medicine.

Now full time anaesthetist with special interests in anaesthesia for cardiothoracic and orthopaedic surgery, particularly ultrasound guided peripheral nerve blockade analgesia.

Previous areas of practice include obstetrics, vascular, and maxillofacial surgery.


Raised on the sleepy mid north coast of NSW.