NB: For an appointment for Dr Olson, please phone her rooms on (07) 3117 2766.
I have a strong interest in developing minimally invasive brain surgery operations and perform several “keyhole” operations. I have spent some time working with computer navigation of the brain to ensure the least possible complications from surgery with the best resection.
I am a neurosurgical member for COGNO – the collaborative Australian research group for brain tumours meaning my patients can be participate easily in promising brain tumour trials.
It has been our opinion that with such vigilant dedicated treatment as we can provide through our multidisciplinary brain tumour meeting that patients are doing much better than they have ever done before. The group includes neurosurgeons, medical oncologists, pathologists, radiation oncologists, palliative care physicians, clinical nurses, occupational therapists, neuropsychologists, social workers and scientists all dedicated to the well being of our patients.
I was the cocordinator of the neurosurgery society of Australasias pituitary meeting in 2009 in Melbourne.
As the neurosurgical supervisor of training I am heavily involved in education of neurosurgery registrars and other personnel. We have a very high percentage pass rate for the final exams which I hope partly is due to my weekly teaching at six am on Thursdays!
I believe that when our registrars (neurosurgeons in training) leave the hospital I work for they are a reflection of that hospital and their teaching. I endeavour to make them very good and capable registrars.
I completed my masters in 2005 which won several prizes. I continue to be involved in research with 6 studies running currently. I endeavour to help set up trials and funding for neurosurgery trainees who spend one year in research of their six year training.
I am currently a reviewer for the editor of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.
Other services offered:
- Minimally invasive spinal surgery
- Minimally invasive brain surgery and endoscopy
- Pituitary surgery
- Hydrocephalus management
- Spinal conditions
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Head trauma management
- Arteriovenous malformations
- Nerve biopsies
- Artery biopsies
- Muscle biopsies
- Neurosurgical conditions in pregnancy
- Education seminars