Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery from an expert spine doctor and spinal surgeon.

A/Prof Mark J. Winder
Brain Specialist & Spine Surgeon

A/Prof Mark J. Winder is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Chairman of Neurosurgery at St Vincent’s Hospital. He operates at St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals and at St Luke’s Hospital. He has been the Director of Clinical Training for Neurosurgical Trainees at St Vincent’s (2010-2021). Here he is actively involved in current evidence-based research.

He leverages his expertise as a brain specialist and spine surgeon in his position as a conjoint lecturer. This position is held at both UNSW and the University of Notre Dame. Here at these institutions, he partakes in the instruction of Medicine.

He has undertaken subspecialist training in North America doing a 12 month Combined Specialist Spinal Fellowship at The University of Calgary, with a specific focus on Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery.

He has trained under some of North America’s finest specialist spinal surgeons. He was able to publish and present his research at several North American Spinal Meetings.

Upon completion of the Australasian Neurosurgical Fellowship, Dr Winder was selected for a Minimally Invasive Skull Base Fellowship. This was at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Swedish Science Foundation in Seattle, USA. He was mentored by internationally renowned skull base neurosurgeons Dr Marc Mayberg, Dr David Newell and Dr Greg Foltz.

A/Prof  Winder is a Fellow at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He completed a Master’s in Surgery (USyd) and has over 20 years of experience as a spine doctor and as a brain surgeon. He is currently involved in the development of the Australasian Neurosurgical Curriculum. He is similarly keen to foster international academic relationships through conjoint fellowship programs.

A/Prof Mark Winder has a particular interest in innovative technology to assist and perfect minimally invasive surgery for both skull base and spinal conditions. There is evolving evidence suggesting superiority of endoscopic approaches in skull base surgery as compared to Open procedures. This is regarding cure rates, patient satisfaction, length of hospital stay, intracranial visualization and most importantly outcome measures. His specialization includes Pituitary Tumours, meningiomas and chordomas. If you have one of these conditions , please call to book an appointment for a review.

Please call us to complete a preliminary interview with a referral about your condition. If your condition is of special interest, we may want to speak to you directly when you call.

Dr Timothy R. Lukins
Brain Specialist & Spine Surgeon

Dr Timothy R. Lukins is a Consultant Neurosurgeon with subspecialty interests in the minimally invasive treatment of neuro oncology and complex adult spine disorders. He practices at St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals and St Luke’s Hospital.

Dr Lukins completed his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He also received a Graduate Diploma in Applied Anatomy by Dissection and Master of Medicine/Surgery (by research). Following this, he embarked on his neurosurgical training in Australia before becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

The first of Dr Lukins’ two fellowships was as the Cunningham Fellow in Neurosurgery at St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, where he trained alongside Associate Professor Mark Winder, Dr Jacob Fairhall, Dr Ben Jonker, and Dr Kirsty Hamilton. The focus of this fellowship was neurooncology and minimally invasive spine surgery. During this time, he also trained with Associate Professor Aaron Buckland in adult deformity at Epworth Hospital in Richmond, Victoria.

The second of two fellowships was in adult spinal disorders at the esteemed Hospital for Special Surgery, New York. Here, under the mentorship of Associate Professor Alex Hughes, he refined his approach to minimally invasive anterior and lateral surgery, robotic and augmented reality techniques, spinal endoscopy, and complex spinal revision and deformity. During this time, he also had the opportunity to work alongside several world-leading experts around the USA, including Dr Lawrence Lenke and Dr Greg Mundis.

Dr Lukins is a current member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. He is actively engaged in clinical research and passionate about student education. He is a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of NSW.

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