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Dr.Karthic Babu Natarajan

Dr.Karthic Babu Natarajan

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, DNB - Anaesthesia, FIPM, Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice(FIPP)

Pain Management Specialist

15 years experience

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. You can book an instant appointment with Dr. Karthic Babu Natarajan on



  • MBBS - Sri Ramachandra University - Chennai - 2002
  • MD - Anaesthesiology - Kasturba Medical College - 2006
  • DNB - Anaesthesia - National Board Of Examination - 2007
  • FIPM - Aesculap Academy - Germany - 2009
  • Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice(FIPP) - World Institute of Pain (USA) - 2009


  • Spine And Pain Specialist
  • Pain Management Specialist
  • Sports Medicine Physician

Awards and Recognitions

  • 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

  • Associate Editor - Indian Journal of Pain - 2013

  • Vice Chairman. Neuro Modulation Society of India - 2016


  • 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


  • 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
  • 2017 - 2017 - Senior Consultant in Pain Medicine at Apollo Spectra Hospitals - MRC Nagar


  • 70648 - Tamil Nadu Medical Council - 2002
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