Dr Behzad Eftekhar


Consultant Neurosurgeon, Macquarie University Hospital
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Nepean Hospital
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University
Clinical Senior Lecturer, Sydney Medial School, The University of Sydney

Dr Behzad Eftekhar completed his neurosurgical training in Tehran University in 1995. During his academic career at Tehran University, he was awarded the position of Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery. He obtained a Master of Public Health in 2003.

Dr Eftekhar migrated to Australia with his family in 2006. He furthered his Australasian neurosurgical experience in Royal Hobart Hospital (Tasmania), Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital (Perth), Royal Perth Hospital, and Dunedin Hospital (New Zealand). He finished subspecialty training in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, in 2010.

Dr Eftekhar is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and member of the Congress of Neurological Surgery. He has published over 30 peer-reviewed papers.

His special interest is cerebrovascular neurosurgery including arteriovenous malformations (AVM), aneurysms and surgery for stroke. He also has interests in brain tumours and spinal surgery.