A searchable physician directory listing of superficial siderosis community members submissions of neurologists, neurosurgeons, and other healthcare professionals worldwide.

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A/Prof. Augusto Gonzalvo
Level 7, Suite 7.5, 32 Erin St
Richmond, VIC 3121
Office Phone Number
(03) 9426 4333


A/Prof. Augusto (Gus) Gonzalvo specializes in Spinal, Skull Base, and Pituitary Surgery.  With over
Fifteen year's experience in both neurosurgery and spine surgery, he believes that reasonable treatment options backed by science and evidence-based medicine are the driving force behind delivering positive and realistic patient outcomes.  

As one of Australia's few surgeons that hold both neurosurgery and orthopedic spine surgery fellowships, his area of expertise is predominantly focused on microsurgery and keyhole surgery of the spine, base of the skull, and pituitary area.

Andrew Duggins , MD,MB BS, PhD, FRACP
Fields of Interest
Dr. Andrew Duggins is a practicing clinical neurologist in western Sydney with a clinical interest in dementia and stroke, but also a theoretical neuroscientist of consciousness. He works as a Staff Specialist at Westmead Hospital, where he runs a Cognition Clinic, as a Visiting Medical Officer at Nepean Hospital, and in private neurology practice.
Hawkesbury Road, Westmead Hospital
Westmead Sydney, New South Wales 2145
Office Phone Number
9845 6793

Clinical Senior Lecturer
Medicine, Westmead Clinical School

Neurologist with clinical interest in dementia and stroke

Westmead Hospital

Private Services:
Suite G12
Norwest Private Hospital
9 Norbrik Ave
Bella Vista, NSW 2153
Appointments:  02 8850 8100

Bhadu Kavar, Consultant
1St Floor 766 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Office Phone Number
(03) 9347-1336

M. Bhadu Kavar is a Neurosurgeon providing Neurosurgery services in Melbourne, VIC, Australia.

Mr. Bhadu Kavar has been practicing as a Neurosurgeon from 1998
and worked primarily at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and
Melbourne Private Hospital

His particular interests include:
Neurovascular Surgery
Tumour Neurosurgery
Spinal Neurosurgery

Mr. Kavar has been involved with complex Neurosurgery including
minimally invasive spinal surgery for many years.

Dr. Douglas Crompton
185 Cooper St.
Epping, Victoria 3079
Office Phone Number

Dr. Crompton is a Neurologist and Epilepsy specialist who trained in the UK, before completing a clinical fellowship in Epilepsy at Austin Health, 2006-2009. He then worked as a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Neurologist in Newcastle upon Tyne and Middlesbrough, UK before returning to Melbourne in 2012. He now heads Northern Health’s expanding Neurology department. He also holds an Honorary Neurologist appointment at Austin Health and is a University of Melbourne Associate Professor.

Dr. Crompton’s main research interest is in Epilepsy, particularly the Genetics of Epilepsy and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). He has published in leading Neurology journals such as The Lancet Neurology, Annals of Neurology and Brain. He is passionate about teaching Neurology, is a member of the Academy of Clinical Teachers and Northern Health medical students voted him their “Teacher of the Year” in 2012 and 2014

Mr. Jeremy Kam MBBS MMed FRACS
Melbourne, Victoria 3168
Office Phone Number
(03) 9594 6141

Jeremy Kam MBBS, MMed, FRACS

Department of Neurosurgery, Monash Health

Fast-Track to Clinical Excellence

Mr. Jeremy Kam has established himself in the field of neurosurgery with a focus on minimally invasive techniques. His commitment to high-quality patient care is evident in his post-fellowship training in complex spine and endoscopic skull base surgery.

Emerging Researcher

Mr. Kam is not just a skilled clinician but also has research interests that include superficial siderosis and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks. He has contributed to important publications, such as "Safety and Effectiveness of Spinal Dural Defect Repair in the Management of Superficial Siderosis: A Systematic Review and patient-level Analysis." This paper, co-authored with esteemed colleagues, is a testament to his commitment to advancing the field. Read the full paper here.

Credentials and Affiliations

Mr. Kam holds an MBBS and an MMed, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS). These qualifications underscore his dedication to medical excellence and adherence to the highest ethical standards.

A Patient-Centric Philosophy

Above all, Mr. Kam is deeply committed to his patients. He offers personalized consultations and develops tailored treatment plans to meet individual needs. His patient-centric approach aims to improve the quality of life and ensure the best possible outcomes for those under his care.

To refer a patient to Monash Neurosurgery, please complete and fax your referral to Outpatients Enquiries (03) 9594 2273

Professor Michael Barnett MBBS FRACP PhD
Lvl 4, 94 Mallett Street
Camperdown, NSW 2050
Office Phone Number
+612 9351 0730

Professor Michael Barnett is a consultant neurologist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Sydney, a senior academic at the University of Sydney, Director of the RPAH MS Clinic, and the MS Clinical Trials Unit at the Brain and Mind Centre co-director of the MS Research Australia Brain Bank. He trained in neurology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and received further subspecialty training at London's National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. He holds a Ph.D. in MS pathophysiology and has particular research interests in neuroimaging and pathogenesis of MS and other CNS inflammatory disorders. Professor Barnett’s practice is focused on MS and other CNS inflammatory disorders and Neuro-ophthalmology.


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