Learn more about Neurosurgery at Monash Health.

The Department of Neurosurgery at Monash Health is dedicated to treating patients with routine and complex neurosurgical disorders. We provide a comprehensive inpatients and outpatient services for patients with conditions affecting the brain, spine, and peripheral nerve disorders.

Our team of dedicated specialist neurosurgeons provide the full range of adult and paediatric services. We have established specialised clinics and services in:

  • Cerebrovascular disorders
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Neuro-endocrinology (Pituitary disorders)
  • Skull base tumours
  • Spinal disorders
  • Paediatric neurosurgery
  • Functional neurosurgery including treatment of complex movement disorders
  • Hydrocephalus and related disorders
  • Peripheral nerve
  • General neurosurgery

Each of these services provides a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to the management of the disease.

Monash Health Neurosurgeons

  • Professor Justin Moore (Chair/Director of Neurosurgery)
  • Assoc. Professor Leon Lai (Deputy Director of Neurosurgery)
  • Dr Chris Xenos (Director of Paediatric Neurosurgery)
  • Professor Tony Goldschlager
  • Dr Jeremy Kam
  • Dr Adrian Praeger
  • Dr Craig Timms
  • Dr Ahmad Badran
  • Dr Rebecca Limb
  • Dr Reece Sher
  • Dr Piers Thomas

Some surgeons also consult in private rooms.


We accept referrals for this service.

Referrals are triaged depending on the clinical urgency. Emergency cases can present to the Emergency Service at Monash Clayton, Dandenong, or Casey Hospitals.

For more information on referring a patient to Monash Neurosurgery, please see the Neurosurgery referrals page.


Neurosurgery Department Office

T: (03) 9594 6141 / (03) 9594 5647
F: (03) 9594 5409

Patient Outpatient enquiries and appointment changes

T: 1300 342 273
F: (03) 9594 2273

Elective Surgery Coordinator

T: 1800 786 188

Neurosurgery Surgical Liaison Nurse

T: (03) 9594 3032

If you have difficulty reaching a staff member or faculty physician, please call our 24 hour on-call service via the Monash Health switchboard on (03) 9594 6666.