Gautam Das- Director of Daradia

Dr Gautam Das is the founder of Daradia: The Pain Clinic. He is a leading pain management doctor who has contributed significantly to the specialty. He first wrote the book on ‘clinical methods in pain medicine’ that shaped the specialty of pain medicine. He has written five other books and edited many other book chapters. He has more than 100 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has taught pain medicine to 4000+ physicians on online and/or offline platforms. He is adjunct faculty at many universities and regularly delivers lectures in different countries. He has been invited as a keynote speaker at many international conferences in different countries. Currently, he is the Dean of the Indian Academy of Pain Medicine.

Academic qualification: MD, DCH, FIPP, FIAPM

Professional experience:

  1. 1996-2002: Consultant Anaesthesiologist & Pain Physician at Dum Dum Municipal Specialised hospital and cancer research centre, Kolkata
  2. 2002-2005: In-charge of Pain Clinic Bhattacharya Orthopedics & Related Research Center(BORRC), Kolkata
  3. 2005-2007: In-charge of Pain Clinic at Charnock Hospital, Kolkata
  4. 2007 to till date: Director, Daradia Pain Clinic Kolkata
  5. 2007 to till date: Course Director, 2 weeks’ pain management course (State Medical Council accredited), organized in every month by Daradia Pain Foundation since April 2007
  6. 2006 to 2018: Visiting consultant & faculty (DNB-Anaesth) at B.R.Singh Hospital, Eastern Railway
  7. 2011 to till 2018: Course Director & Visiting faculty, Padjadjaran University, Bandung, Indonesia
  8. 2016 to 2020: Visiting Consultant, Tata Medical Center, Kolkata
  9. 2014 to till date: Adjunct Faculty, Datta Meghe Institute of Health Sciences, Wardha, Maharasthra
  10. 2009 to till date: Faculty & Examiner, World Institute of Pain, USA
  11. 2011 to till date: Examiner of “Fellowship in Interventional Pain Practice” examination, Netherlands
  12. 2017: Faculty of IASP-ISSP multidisciplinary pain management program at AIIMS, New Delhi
  13. 2009-2015: Chief Executive Editor, Indian Journal of Pain (Official journal of ISSP)
  14. 2015 to 2023: Editor-in-chief, Journal on Recent Advance in Pain
  15. 2023 till date Emeritus Editor, Journal of Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Pain Medicine
  16. 2017 onwards Faculty at one year fellowship in pain management at R. G. Kar Medical College & Hospital


  1. Stood 1st in MD exam at Calcutta University
  2. World Institute of Pain awarded “Excellence in Pain Practice” in all 3 categories, “research in pain management”, “multidisciplinary pain practice” & “training of physicians”, 1st time in Asia in 2010
  3. In Feb 2011, the Indian Society for Study of Pain (Indian chapter of the International Association for Study of Pain) declared Daradia Pain Clinic as the “Best Pain Clinic” in India
  4. 2007-2012: Chairman of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Iran chapters of the World Institute of Pain
  5. 2009-2012: Member of the educational committee of the Indian Society for Study of Pain (ISSP task force)
  6. 2018-2019: President Indian Society for Study of Pain
  7. 2022-till date: Dean of Indian Academy of Pain Medicine

Workshops Conducted by Gautam Das:

  1. Conducted 5-6 Live demonstration workshop in each year since 2004
  2. Conducted 5-6 cadaveric workshops in every year since 2009 at Calcutta Medical College, KPC Medical college, AIIMS-New Delhi, NEIGRIMS- Shillong, Madras Medical College, Padjadjaran University, Indonesia

Publications of Gautam Das:

  • Publication of Books: Author of 6 popular pain management books

Title of the Book    
  1. Musculoskeletal Ultrasound in Pain Medicine
Name of the Publisher     

CBS Publishers

Year of publication     


2.    How to start & run a pain clinic Wiley 2013
3.   Clinical methods in pain medicine- 2nd Ed CBS Publishers 2016
4.   Common Pain Management Procedures Daradia Pain Foundation 2013
5.   Basics of Pain Management 3rd Ed CBS Publishers 2022
6.   MCQ in Pain Medicine CBS Publishers 2018
  1. Publication of Book chapters: Written 13 book chapters published from India and abroad

  2. Publication in journal: 100+ publications at national & international journals. Below 3 important publications:

“An Alternative Technique for Transaortic Celiac Plexus Block”, published at Indian Journal Pain in May 2009
“Ozone Nucleolysis for Management of Pain and Disability in Prolapsed Lumber Intervertebral Disc: A Prospective Cohort Study” was published at Interventional Neuroradiology in Sept 2009
“Evidence and consensus recommendations for the pharmacological management of pain in India” was published at Journal of Pain Research in March 2017


  1. Started Percutaneous discectomy 1st time in India in 2005
  2. He is the first pain physician from India to perform Ozone nucleolysis started in 2004
  3. Introduced Percutaneous nucleotomy in India in 2006
  4. He is first among pain physicians in India to perform Endoscopic discectomy in 2012
  5. Dr Das introduced bipolar radiofrequency in pain management first time in India
  6. He is among few pain physicians in India who perform all advanced pain management procedures regularly like intrathecal morphine/baclofen pumps, spinal cord stimulations, intrathecal neurolysis, vertebroplasty/kyphoplasty, epiduroscopic and endoscopic pain procedures.