Prof Paul Glare (Palliative Medicine Specialist)

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Professor Paul Glare is the Chair of Pain Medicine in the Northern Clinical School of the University of Sydney and Director of the University’s Pain Management Research Institute (PMRI). Established in 1990, PMRI is a joint initiative between the University of Sydney and Royal North Shore Hospital. It conducts basic and clinical research, operates an education program, and in collaboration with the Pain Management & Research Centre, treats patients with acute pain, cancer pain and chronic non-cancer pain.

Prior to this appointment, Professor Glare was Chief of the Pain & Palliative Care Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York with an affiliated appointment as Professor of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. Professor Glare is also Head of Discipline, Pain Medicine, in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney, and is on the Board of PMRI Ltd, a community based foundation supporting the efforts of the PMRI.

After graduating from University of Sydney Medical School in 1981, Professor Glare undertook physician training at RPAH during which time he developed an interest in palliative care. Subsequently he went to the Cleveland Clinic for 2 years as a research fellow (working on opioid pharmacology in cancer pain) before returning to Sydney in 1991 as staff specialist in palliative care until he moved to New York in 2008. He made New York magazine’s Top Doctors list in 2015.

Professor Glare is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, the Faculty of Pain Medicine (ANZCA), the RACP Chapter of Palliative Medicine, and the American College of Physicians. He completed a Master of Medicine in Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Sydney, as well as a MA in Appl Ethics (Health Care).

Affiliated Clinics
GenesisCare Centre for radiation oncology – Macquarie University Hospital
Affiliated Organisations
The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP)
GenesisCare Centre for radiation oncology

Practice Locations


GenesisCare Centre for radiation oncology – Macquarie University Hospital
Hospital Building
Suite 1 Level B2
3 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109 
02 9812 3220
02 9812 3389