Sean Chetty is a Specialist Anaesthesiologist based in Cape Town, South Africa. Dr Chetty completed his post-graduate specialist training in Anaesthesiology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa and then went on to complete his Sub-specialist fellowship in Critical Care, before branching out into the field of Pain Medicine. He subsequently completed his PhD addressing the management of acute post-operative pain in women after caesarean section surgery.
Dr Chetty holds the position of Head: Clinical Department – Anaesthesiology & Critical Care at the Tygerberg hospital and Stellenbosch University in Cape Town. He was the recipient of the 2019 Discovery Foundation MGH Scholarship and is currently doing a research fellowship at the Translational Pain Research Unit at the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard University in Boston.
His areas of research interest include acute pain management for the obstetric patient, neuropathic pain syndromes and the management of pain and sedation in the critically ill patient. He has a passion for expanding medical education and is regularly involved in medical education initiatives for health care professionals around the world. In particular, he is focused on increasing awareness of pain management strategies amongst health care providers in sub-saharan Africa.
Dr Chetty is also actively involved in professional associations within his field. He is currently the President Elect of the South African Pain society, the Treasurer of the South African society of Anaesthesiologists, and is the Africa representative on the Pain Committee of the World Federation of Societies of Anaesthesiologists.