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Areas of Expertise, training and qualifications

Gus holds a FRACS Neurosurgery qualification from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has been trained through dedicated fellowships in spinal surgery (3 years), skull base surgery and neuro-oncology (2 years). 

​Areas of Expertise:

  • Simple and complex spine surgery

  • Microsurgery and keyhole surgery

  • Pituitary and skull base surgery

  • Acoustic Neuromas and trigeminal neuralgia

  • Brain and spine tumours

  • Spinal cord injury

An Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne and lecturing since 2010, Gus is pleased to teach Australia’s future medical professionals on the subject of neurosurgery and spinal surgery.

Furthering his leadership in training, Gus holds a clinical role as the Medical Director for the division of Cancer and Neurosciences, Director of Neurosurgery and Supervisor of Neurosurgical Training at Austin Health.

On the Assisting Editorial Board and Reviewer of the European Spine Journal, Gus has landed coverage in several publications and is a regular contributor to European Spine Journal, ANZ Journal of Surgery and Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics. 

Furthering his expertise, Gus has over a decades’ experience in breakthrough medical projects, including the recent review of the role of white matter fibre tractography in early detection of cervical spondylotic myelopathy through the Melbourne Brain Centre and Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health.

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