Sydney Brain & Spine

Dr Timothy R. Lukins

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 in Sydney. Dr Lukins also consults and operates on select patients at Dudley Private Hospital in Orange once a month.

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, a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons, and a Candidate Fellow of the Scoliosis Research Society. He is actively engaged in clinical research and passionate about student education. He is a Conjoint Lecturer at the University of NSW.