Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan

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MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB - Anaesthesia, FIPM, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice(FIPP), Fellow of Indian Academy of Pain Medicine

Spine And Pain Specialist


Pain Management Specialist


16 Years Experience

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Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan is the certified pain management doctor from Chennai, India. He is one of the dedicated, full-time spine and pain physicians from Tamil Nadu. He is the Director and Pain consultant in Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic in Adyar, Chennai. He is also the Interventional Pain Management consultant in Apollo Hospitals, V S Hospital and Apollo Spectra Hospitals, MRC Nagar, Chennai. He was a gold medallist during his MBBS. He finished his MD in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine from Kasturba Medical College, MNG, Manipal Academy. He went on to do his DNB and Fellowship in Interventional Pain Management (FIPM) from Aesculap Academy, Germany. Dr. Karthic Natarajan is the first pain physician to clear the exam and qualify as Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (FIPP) (WIP, USA) from south India in 2009. He is an experienced physician in treating Back pain, disc herniation/sciatica, neck and shoulder pain, knee arthritis, joint pains, headaches/ migraine, nerve related pain, cancer pain, and palliation. He provides treatment through medications, pain interventions like injections, RF ablations, PRP injections, botox injections, neurolytic blocks, etc, besides physical therapy and good rehab. Patients who want to avoid open spine or joint replacement surgeries can consider pain management options. Dr. Karthic Natarajan performs all pain interventions through fluoroscopic /ultrasound image guidance. All treatments are scientific, allopathic and evidence based to maintain highest standards of safety and accuracy. Besides treating patients with pain, he also trains junior doctors in pain interventions through his interventional pain courses. He is a regular speaker at national and international pain conferences. He is the Chairman of World Institute of Pain - South Asia Section and also an international examiner of FIPP examinations. He works with his team members Drs Vanmathy, KP Kosygan and Vidhyasagar in the Synapse Pain and Spine Clinic.

Besant Nagar, Chennai

Synapse Pain & Spine Clinic


Block- M/90, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Annai Velankanni Road, Landmark: Opposite RBI Staff Quarters, Chennai

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Mon - Sat

09:30 - 01:00
06:30 - 08:45


10:00 - 01:00



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Migraine Specialist
Lower Back Pain
Back Pain Specialist
Knee Pain Specialist
Trigeminal Neuralgia Specialist
back pain treatment without surgery



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MBBS - Sri Ramachandra University, Chennai, 2002
MD - Anaesthesiology - Kasturba Medical College, 2006
DNB - Anaesthesia - National Board Of Examination, 2007


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2006 - 2010 Asst Prof of Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology at Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre
2010 - 2011 Associate Prof of Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology at Chettinad Medical City
2011 - 2017 Consultant, Pain Medicine at Apollo Hospitals, Greams Road
2011 - 2016 Consultant, Pain Medicine at Back and Pain Centre, The Apollo Clinic, T Nagar
2016 - 2017 Director and Consultant, Pain Medicine at Synapse Pain and Spine Clinic, Adyar

Awards and Recognitions

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Gold Medallist During MBBS - 2000
Best Scientific Paper - KISACON 2005 - 2005
Fellow in Interventional Pain Practice (WIP, USA) - 2009
Chairman, World Institute of Pain - South Asia Section - 2017
Governing Council member, Indian Society for the Study of Pain - 2014


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Indian Medical Association (IMA)
Indian Society of Anaesthesiologists (ISA)
Indian Society for the Study of Pain
World Institute of Pain (WIP)
International Association for the Study of Pain


70648 Tamil Nadu Medical Council, 2002
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