Latest Achievements & Events

Dr John Fuller takes on the Tour De Cure!
13/11/2018
Our very own Dr John Fuller has been accepted as part of the Tour de Cure Signature ride from Sydney to Geelong in May 2019. In many ways Dr Fuller embodies what this great organisation stands for…from the fellow who didn’t really make time to exercise 6 years ago due to his hectic work schedule, he’s since trained when he can and has challenged himself to climb several of the hardest peaks in Europe. This Tour de Cure ride is a significant event as its Mark Berett's 10th Anniversary being involved with the organisation, and as such we are supporting Dr Fuller’s fundraising efforts. All proceeds are going to cancer research, support and prevention... another issue close to Dr Fuller’s heart. As a neurosurgeon Dr Fuller has direct contact with many patients and their journey dealing with brain tumours, both surgically and also as the neurosurgical director of the GammaKnife surgery program at Macquarie University Hospital. Dr Fuller values being able to support Tour de Cure and the work it does in supporting health professionals.
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Brain Foundation Research Gift Awards 2018 - Syrinx Team
29/10/2018
Congratulations to Dr Sarah Hemley, Professor Marcus Stoodley, Dr Magdalena Lam and Dr Shinuo Liu on receiving the Brain Foundation Research Gift Award for their research in Neuro-trauma. Title: Fluid flow in spinal cord cysts
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Brain Foundation Research Gift Awards 2018 - AVM Team
29/10/2018
Congratulations to Dr Zhenjun Zhao, Professor Marcus Stoodley and Dr Lucinda McRobb on receiving the Brain Foundation Research Gift Award for their research in Cerebral Diseases. Title: Thrombotic nanodisks to block abnormal blood vessels in brain
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Dr Joan O'Donnell to present research at the AVM 4th World Congress
12/10/2018
Dr Joan O'Donnell has been invited to the AVM 4th World Congress in Montreal, Canada. The meeting will gather renowned experts from all over the world, from all pertinent backgrounds and specialties, as well as the new generation with revolutionary ideas to address current and future challenges in the management of vascular malformations. Dr O'Donnell will be presenting her research on Driving after surgical repair of brain arteriovenous malformations; when should restrictions be recommended?
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Congratulations to our graduates!
27/09/2018
We are pleased to announce our two most recent Macquarie Neurosurgery graduates – Dr Joan O’Donnell and Belinda Johnston on Wednesday 26th September. Joan graduated with her PhD and Belinda with her Masters of Research. Congratulations to you both, we are very proud!!
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Associate Professor Antonio Di Ieva awarded John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship
3/09/2018
Congratulations to A/Prof Antonio Di Ieva on receiving the John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship for 2019. This year-long fellowship is the most prestigious research award of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and "is awarded to an individual who is making and outstanding contribution in the advancement of surgery or to scientific research in the field in which they are now actively working."
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Festschrift to Honour Professor Michael Morgan's Retirement
28/08/2018
On Monday 27 August 2018 Macquarie University hosted a seminar and dinner to honour Professor Michael Morgan's achievements and retirement.
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GP Education Event: Wednesday 27 June 2018
15/06/2018
Join other Sydney GPs in an interactive educational session by leading Macquarie University Hospital Specialists. As well as learning about developments in their respective fields, you will have the opportunity to raise questions and discuss issues with these specialists.Registration commences at 6.15pm with drinks, followed by presentations by specialists. Dinner will be provided. The event will conclude around 9.15 pm.
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Brain Anatomy and White Matter Dissection Workshop
15/03/2018
This two day workshop offers a heuristic and holistic approach of utilizing the participant's previous knowledge of the human brain and adds special emphasis on the understanding of neuroanatomical relationships in neurosurgical and neuroimaging perspectives.
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2nd Macquarie Neurosurgery Micro-Vascular Anastomosis Workshop
15/03/2018
Cerebral vascularisation surgery using micro-vascular anastomosis techniques remains an important component of vascular and skull base neurosurgery. This workshop brings together a faculty recognised for their expertise in cerebrovascular and bypass surgery.
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Superstar fundraisers raise $70 for our research fund
18/12/2017
Macquarie Neurosurgery received a generous donation of $70 to our research fund last week from one of our patients and his sister. Dante and Sienna took it upon themselves to make buckets of homemade slime and sell it at school. They also sold the slime and lollies while they were on holidays!
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Dr Antonio Di Ieva to present at Sports Concussion forum
25/05/2017
Dr Antonio Di Ieva to present at upcoming Sports Concussion Forum at Macquarie University on Friday 10th November
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Dr Davidson invited to visit the United Arab Emirates by UAE Ministry of Health
25/05/2017
Earlier this month, Dr Davidson was invited to the United Arab Emirates by their Ministry of Health, as part of their Visiting Consultants’ Program.
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Macquarie Neurosurgery GP Event – Hydro Majestic, June 2017 – REGISTER NOW
10/05/2017
Join other Sydney GPs in an interactive educational session by leading Macquarie University Hospital Specialists.
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Dr Antonio Di Ieva appointed to the board of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics
14/02/2017
Dr Antonio Di Ieva appointed to the board of the Society for Brain Mapping and Therapeutics
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Microarray search for radiation-induced markers for vascular targeting of brain AVM tissues
6/01/2017
Microarray search for radiation-induced markers for vascular targeting of brain AVM tissues Chief Investigator: Dr Zhenjun Zhao Co-Investigator: Professor Marcus Stoodley Macquarie University, Sydney
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The 8th Leura International Breast Cancer Conference
28/10/2016
Dr John Fuller speaks at The 8th Leura International Breast Cancer Conference in Blue Mountains
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Column of Hope Gala in Buffalo NY
25/10/2016
Professor Stoodley attended the Column of Hope Gala in Buffalo NY on Saturday, October 8, 2016
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The First National Moyamoya Meeting in Shanghai
25/10/2016
Professor Stoodley visited China from 18th – 23rd October to speak at "The First National Moyamoya Meeting" in Shanghai.
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Dr Andrew Davidson and Mary Simon receive 2016 Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Award
6/10/2016
Dr Andrew Davidson and Mark Simon's receive 2016 Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences Learning and Teaching Award
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Neuro-Oncology multidisciplinary team presting at presenting at "50+ Years of the Pituitary - Past, Present Future" conference
18/05/2016
Neuro-Oncology multi-disciplinary team presting at presenting at "50+ Years of the Pituitary - Past, Present Future" conference
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Prof Michael Morgan presenting at the 12th International Conference of Cerebrovascular Surgery
23/02/2016
Prof Michael Morgan presenting at the 12th International Conference of Cerebrovascular Surgery
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Prof Michael Morgan presenting at various conferences in the United States this February
5/02/2016
Prof Michael Morgan is presenting at various conferences in the United States this February
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Micro-vascular Anastomosis Workshop held this weekend
24/11/2015
Micro-vascular Anastomosis Workshop held this weekend
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Prof Michael Morgan and Prof Marcus Stoodley invited to speak at the 13th Congress of the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neurodiology
9/11/2015
Prof Michael Morgan and Prof Marcus Stoodley invited to speak at the 13th Congress of the World Federation of Interventional and Therapeutic Neurodiology
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Prof Marcus Stoodley invited to speak at 74th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neurosurgical Society
8/10/2015
Prof Marcus Stoodley invited to speak at 74th Annual Meeting of the Japan Neurosurgical Society
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Congratulations to our five graduates!
26/06/2015
Congratulations to our five graduates!
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Article accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
26/06/2015
Article accepted for publication in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Spine
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Congratulations to Dr Anthony Chau for being accepted into the SET program in Neurosurgery
26/06/2015
Congratulations to Dr Anthony Chau for being accepted into the SET program in Neurosurgery.
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GammaKnife Surgery on 7News
26/06/2015
GammaKnife surgery and Dr John Fuller were recently featured on 7 News in a story about what GammaKnife surgery is and the types of conditions it can treat. Miracle machine revolutionises brain surgery.
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Congratulations to our graduate!
20/05/2015
Congratulations to our graduate, Dr Peter Wilson who graduated with a Master of Surgery degree this April.
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$500,000 granted from NHMRC for “Developing and testing pro-thrombotic conjugates for brain AVMs”
30/03/2015
We were recently awarded an NHMRC project grant for “Developing and testing pro-thrombotic conjugates for brain AVMs.” Our commitment to research has been recognised with over $3M in funding for our research projects from the NHMRC, Australia’s leading medical research funding agency, an unprecedented level of support for a neurosurgical group in this country. We are very excited about this opportunity.
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Professor Michael Morgan awarded the Order of Australia
14/06/2014
Professor Michael Morgan awarded the Order of Australia
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Congratulations to our graduates!
4/06/2014
Congratulations to our graduates!
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Dr Cristian Gragnaniello launches new book
13/11/2013
Dr Cristian Gragnaniello launches new book
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Dr David Bervini awarded Macquarie University Ramy Razavian
13/11/2013
Dr David Bervini awarded Macquarie University Ramy Razavian
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NHMRC grant awarded for "CSF physiology: flow in the spinal
13/11/2013
NHMRC grant awarded for "CSF physiology: flow in the spinal
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Congratulations to our April graduates!
29/04/2013
Congratulations to our April graduates!
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Prix Docteur Cesar Roux
8/03/2013
Prix Docteur Cesar Roux
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Professor Michael Morgan appointed First Chairman of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery for the Walter E.Dandy Neurosurgical Society
25/02/2013
Professor Michael Morgan appointed First Chairman of the Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery for the Walter E.Dandy Neurosurgical Society Founded in 2011 in St Louis, Missouri, USA, and named after one of the premier fathers of operative neurosurgery, Walter E. Dandy, the Society is the sole global representative for operative neurosurgery. The Society was founded in the state of Missouri, where Professor Dandy was born, raised, completed his undergraduate degree, and began medical school. This is a prestigious position, and it is an great honour for Professor Morgan to be invited to be the inaugural Chair. Macquarie Neurosurgery congratulates him on this award.
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