Dr. Brian Kenneth Owler is a neurosurgeon who has been the president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) since May 2014. He was the president of the AMA before being elected president of the AMA. He has been an influential neurosurgeon in Australia and is well-respected in his field.
Dr Raoul Pope
Dr Raoul Pope is a neurosurgeon practicing in Sydney. He is New Zealand born and graduated from the University of Otago Medical School in 1996. After completing his medical training, he was appointed as a Neurosurgical Fellow with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has also completed a specialist fellowship in advanced spinal surgery at the Foothills Medical Centre in Alberta, Canada. He is a board-certified neurosurgeon and operates at the Mater Private Hospital and Concord Hospital.
Dr Raoul Pope is a Sydney neurosurgeon with a special interest in spinal tumours. He has expertise in the treatment of spinal tumours and minimally invasive surgery. He also has experience performing a variety of surgical procedures, including vascular neurosurgery.
Dr Michael Biggs
Dr Michael Biggs was a consultant neurosurgeon at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney for over two decades. He served as chair of the Medical Advisory Committee for the hospital and also founded the Patient Care Review Committee. In 1998, he established the Neurosurgical Unit at the North Shore Private Hospital, where he served as Head of Department until April 2015. He was a founding member of The Brain Cancer Group, formerly known as the Sydney Neuro Oncology Group, which raises funds for research into brain cancer and other forms of neurological disease. He also continues to undertake research projects and publish papers in international journals.
Dr Biggs is a specialist in peripheral nerve surgery, microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia, and base of skull surgery. He completed his MBBS degree in January 1985 and underwent specialised neurosurgical training in Sydney.
Dr Timothy Steel
Dr Timothy Steel is a Sydney neuros surgeon with over 21 years of experience. He trained at some of the world’s best medical institutions and spent time at the cutting edge of spine surgery. As a result, he has a global reputation for providing top-quality care.
He has performed more than 7,000 minimally invasive neurosurgical spinal procedures. He has also performed more than 2,000 complex spine instrumentation surgeries. He is also a pioneer of ultra-short segment fusion surgery, a new procedure for unstable spine fractures.
Dr Richard Parkinson
Dr Richard Parkinson is a fellowship-trained neuro-interventional neurosurgeon and specialist in minimally invasive spinal surgery. He has more than 20 years’ experience performing minimally invasive spine surgery and has developed a reputation for conservative care. He completed his neurosurgical training in Sydney before completing his fellowship training in the United States. He now works as the clinical director of iSpine Neurosurgery in Sydney, Australia.
Dr Richard Parkinson is a Sydney-based neurosurgeon and offers his services in Darlinghurst, North Sydney. He has recently opened up about spinal surgery and its risks. He discusses the latest developments and concerns that are driving changes in Australia’s workplace and the neurosurgical field on his website ispine.com.au.
Dr James Laban
Dr James Laban is a specialist cranial and neuro-oncological surgeon, focusing on brain and spinal disorders. He uses computer-assisted image guidance and other advanced techniques in his treatment of patients with neurological conditions. Dr Laban and his multidisciplinary team provide world-class patient-centred care and are dedicated to providing personalised, comprehensive treatment plans.
Dr Laban has trained and practiced in several world-class institutions, including St George’s University Hospital in London, where he was Director of Neurosurgery. His expertise in neurological surgery enabled him to treat patients with challenging conditions from around the world. He has been honoured with multiple scholarships and served on many neurosurgical committees. During his training, he also completed a fellowship at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. After graduating, he established a busy private practice in Sydney and has since specialised in peripheral nerve surgery.
Prof Brian Owler
Prof Brian Owler is an award-winning Sydney neurosurgeon with a keen interest in public health issues. He has been the face of the Don’t Rush campaign, which aims to reduce the number of road accidents caused by excessive speed. He has also spoken out against the harmful effects of alcohol and domestic violence. He is also a vocal advocate for climate change and the health of Indigenous people.
A Sydney-based neurosurgeon, Prof Brian Owler has extensive experience in the surgical treatment of spinal and cranial conditions. He has a special interest in treating patients with brain and spinal tumours. Owler is also a clinical professor at the University of Sydney.