Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Dr. Rowan Molnar – Going beyond pain management

Comprehensive pain management is a multidisciplinary effort where the Anaesthetist plays a lead role. It involves individual assessment, analysis of pain and methods to provide relief. A comprehensive pain management plan goes beyond the physical, psychological and spiritual effects of pain. Anaesthesia is responsible for providing pain relief to patients and is a prestigious field of medicine that requires a great deal of education and expertise. As a senior specialist anaesthetist with extensive clinical experience at a tertiary referral hospital level, both in Australia and internationally, Dr. Rowan Molnar remains committed to patient pain management and medical education at all levels. Through clinical excellence, education, and innovation, he continues to focus on matching pain management to patient needs and monitor and find ways to apply the results of research into everyday practice for all anaesthetists.

Dr. Molnar’s has specific expertise in anaesthesia for critically ill patients. He has an impressive success rate in treating patients during surgery where major blood loss is involved and those with major medical co-morbidities. However, he is much more involved. Rowan Molnar superior patient care, teaching, and research continue to guide the University of Melbourne and other organizations. He is also an Editorial Reviewer at Journal Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and is part of the lead surgical support team deputed by the Australian Government. He has over 25 years of international experience and has held various positions at Harvard University, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston and John Hopkins Medical Centre, Baltimore, and University of California.

Dr. Rowan Molnar- The Journey of an Anaesthetist

Anaesthetists are highly skilled medical doctors primarily responsible for the safety and well-being of patients before, during, and after surgery. They are most qualified to make anaesthesia- related preoperative medical decisions.  Patients affected through surgical, obstetrical and other medical procedures are provided continuous pain relief. One of the major roles of the Anaesthetist is to sustain a patient’s critical life functions during surgery. This is a role that Specialist Anaesthetist Dr. Rowan Molnar in the past postings at Epworth HealthCare and St. Vincent's Health Melbourne has played for decades. He currently practices both anaesthesiology and pain management and has enjoyed the diversity of being an editorial reviewer at the Journal Anaesthesia and Intensive Care and Reviewer of Research Grant Applications at Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists.

Dr. Rowan Molnar never loses focus on being a step ahead in the ever changing world of medicine. As a senior specialist anaesthetist, he has lent his expertise in numerous case studies and is also dedicated to medical education. Over the years Rowan Molnar has conducted several workshops and has taken a lead in the establishment, deployment and implementation of simulation based teaching. Dr. Molnar has specific expertise in anaesthesia for critically ill patients. He is also an accomplished author, professional speaker and consultant, sharing his 25 years of international experience with the fraternity. He has a special interest in orthopaedic tumour surgery and cardiac surgery and in human factors and crisis resource management. Rowan Molnar belief is that people must speak up if they want to influence ideas and change. He continues to inspire thousands with his workshops and presentations on health and the human condition.