Affiliated Specialists

Our strong team of specialists continue to provide exceptional care for patients in the Mater Centre for Neurosciences, drawing on their wealth of experience and the centre’s commitment to provide ‘cutting edge’ medicine.  

Ear, Nose and Throat (Skull Base Surgery)

Dr James Bowman

Specialty: Ear, Nose and Throat

Special Interests: Paediatric - Head and neck cancer, acoustic tumours, sinus surgery and paediatrics

Practices at: MCPB MPHB

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Prof Ben Panizza

Specialty: Ear, Nose and Throat

Special Interests: Paediatric Ear, Nose and Throat; Sinus surgery; Otolaryngology; Head and neck surgery

Practices at: MCPB MPHB

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Neurology

Dr Caroline Airey

Specialty: Neurology

Special Interests: Neurophysiology, movement disorders, neurological issues in pregnancy

Practices at: MHB MPHB

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Dr Stefan Blum

Specialty: Neurology

Special Interests: Neuroimmunology, Multiple Sclerosis and Neurophysiology

Practices at: MHB MPHB

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Dr Sasha Dionisio

Specialty: Neurology

Special Interests: Epilepsy

Practices at: MHB

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Dr Alexander Lehn

Specialty: Neurology

Special Interests: Movement disorders, cognitive neurology and functional disorders

Practices at: MHB

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Dr Ubaid Shah

Specialty: Neurology

Practices at: MHB MCPB MPHB

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Dr Christopher Staples

Specialty: Neurology

Special Interests: Geriatric neurology; stroke; and nerve conduction studies/EMG.

Practices at: MHB MCPB MPHB

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Neurosurgery

Dr Damian Amato

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Cranial neurosurgery including skull base surgery for tumours such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas. Pituitary surgery and other endoscopic anterior skull base surgery. Other areas of interest include trigeminal neuralgia and minimally invasive spine surgery.

Practices at: MCPB MPHB

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Dr John Baker

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Spinal surgery, pituitary tumours, cerebral tumours and medico-legal issues.

Practices at: MPHB

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Dr Robert Campbell

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Adult and paediatric neurosurgery - image guided surgery for complex brain and pituitary tumours, craniofacial surgery, surgery for epilepsy and pain management, endoscopic surgical techniques for brain disease and neurosurgical disorders of childhood.

Practices at: MCPB MPHB

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Dr Jason McMillen

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Cerebrovascular surgery, paediatric neurosurgery, adult cranial and spinal neurosurgery including minimally invasive spinal surgery and neuro-oncology.

Practices at: MHB MCPB MPHB

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Dr Sarah Olson

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Brain tumours; pituitary tumours; and movement disorders

Practices at: MPHB

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Dr Jason Papacostas

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Minimally invasive skull base surgery, awake cranial neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery. He also specialises in paediatric neurosurgery and has in interest in minimally invasive spine.

Practices at: MPHB

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Dr Gert Tollesson

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Adult and paediatric neurosurgery including skull based surgery for tumours; acoustic neuromas and meningiomas; minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery; vascular neurosurgery; epilepsy; Microvascular decompression for Trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.

Practices at: MCPB MPHB

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Dr Tony Tsahtsarlis

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Complex spine surgery, Minimally invasive spine surgery, Day case discectomy service, and Neuro-oncology / brain tumours.

Practices at: MPHB

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Dr Jeff Webster

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Trigeminal neuralgia; hemifacial spasm; and pituitary tumours

Practices at: MPHB

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Dr Martin Wood

Specialty: Neurosurgery

Special Interests: Adult and Paediatric neurosurgery; including fetal surgery for spina bifida, spinal surgery, complex tumour surgery including base of skull, surgery for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm, the treatment of hydrocephalus and surgery for epilepsy, acoustic neuroma and meningioma and endoscopy.

Practices at: MCPB MPHB

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Orthopaedic Surgery: Spinal

Dr Dihan Aponso

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery: Spinal

Special Interests: Adult spinal surgery. Discectomy, decompression for spinal stenosis, spinal fusion surgery, minimally invasive spinal surgery, deformity and scoliosis surgery

Practices at: MHB MMH MMPB MPHB

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Dr Geoffrey Askin

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery: Spinal

Special Interests: Paediatric spinal surgery; scoliosis; and adult spine surgery

Practices at: MCPB MPHB

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Dr Anthony Athanasiov

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery: Spinal

Special Interests: Spinal deformities including kyphosis, scoliosis and spondylolisthesis

Practices at: MPHB

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Dr Simon Gatehouse

Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery: Spinal

Special Interests: Spinal disorders, paediatric spinal conditions including scoliosis and spondylolisthesis.

Practices at: MCPB MPHB

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Paediatric Medicine

Dr Ubaid Shah

Specialty: Paediatric Medicine

Practices at: MHB MCPB MPHB

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