Neurology

The Neurology Department provides a clinical and diagnostic service for assessment and management of patients with disorders of brain, spinal cord, nerve and muscle. There is close liaison with the Neurosurgery Department and conjoint weekly meetings are held to discuss the management and investigation of complex cases. 

A same day service is available for direct urgent GP referrals. Department members are involved in registrar training and basic neuroscience and clinical trials.

All members of the Department are members of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists, Fellows of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and belong to subspecialist societies according to their interests.

Services include:

  • Clinical Neurophysiology, comprising:
    • EEG
    • Nerve conduction studies and electromyography, including single fibre studies
    • Somatosensory evoked potentials and motor evoked potentials
    • Nerve and muscle ultrasound and ultrasound-guided nerve blocks
  • CT scanning / CT spinal angiography
  • MRI
  • CSF analysis
  • Botulinum toxin for neurological conditions including dystonia and migraine
  • Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s Disease, Dystonia and Tremor
  • Muscle histopathology

Subspecialty expertise includes: (but is not limited to)

  • Cerebrovascular disease (stroke)
  • Dementia and cognitive disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Headache (including migraine)
  • Motor Neurone Disease
  • Movement disorders including Parkinson’s Disease, dystonia and tremor
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neuromuscular (peripheral nerve and muscle) disorders
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Pain diagnosis and management
  • Spinal cord and nerve root disorders (compressive, inflammatory etc)
Specialist Tel Fax
A/Prof Paul Darveniza
A/Prof Raymond Garrick AM
A/Prof Susan Tomlinson
Dr Ian Sutton
Dr John H. O'Neill
Dr Neil Simon
Dr Stephen Tisch