Dr Christian Rowan

Chief Medical Officer


Dr Christian Rowan is an Addiction Medicine Specialist. He is the Chief Medical Officer of The Banyans and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians’ Chapter of Addiction Medicine. He is also a member of the Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and Other Drugs.

Dr Rowan is a Visiting Medical Officer to the St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital Multidisciplinary Pain Service and to the Wesley Pain and Spine Centre. He is a former Visiting Medical Specialist to the Cunningham Centre. Dr Rowan completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree at the University of Queensland. His clinical interests include prescription drug dependency, opioid substitution therapy and co-morbidity pertaining to pain conditions and substance disorders.

Dr Rowan is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Medicine, Griffith University. Dr Rowan is also an Adjunct Senior Lecturer within the University of Queensland’s Centre for Clinical Research. He is a former member of the Queensland Mental Health Commission’s Advisory Council. Dr Rowan holds a number of clinical and administrative fellowships as well as a MDiplTrade from Monash University in foreign affairs, public policy, health diplomacy and trade.

Dr Rowan is a former President of the Australian Medical Association of Queensland and a previous President of the Rural Doctors Association of Queensland.