Neurosurgery Services at Flinders Medical Centre

The Neurosurgery Unit provides comprehensive neurosurgical services to Flinders Medical Centre (FMC). Neurosurgeons care for people with injury or disease of the brain, spine or peripheral nerves.

As a major trauma centre there is continual on call emergency cover for neurosurgical and spinal cases.

The neurosurgical and spinal service is a growing service at FMC. There are four Consultant Neurosurgeons who work closely with a multidisciplinary team to provide expert neurosurgical and spinal care to patients.

A Spinal Fellowship Program has been established to provide expert training and management of all complex spinal disorders.


Director of Neurosurgery - Mr Nick Vrodos
Consultant Neurosurgeon - Prof Matthew McDonald
Consultant Neurosurgeon - Mr Santosh Poonnoose
Consultant Neurosurgeon - Dr Marguerite Harding
Neurosurgery Fellow - Dr Ahmad Badran 
Registrars - Dr Chris Tsimiklis, Dr Gareth Ritter 
Nurse Consultant - Christine FairleyBishop
Administrative Support - Sue Brown

Contact details

Telephone: (08) 8204 4355
Fax: (08) 8204 5116


Neurosurgery Clinic at Flinders Medical Centre