Michael Murphy, Neurosurgeon

Associate Professor Michael Murphy is a leading Melbourne neurosurgeon with over 20 years’ experience, having trained both nationally and internationally and has expertise in many areas of neurosurgery.  In a specialty where new techniques and technology are constantly emerging, he has the experience to offer patients what he considers are the best options for them under the circumstances. His aim is to provide optimal care for his patients, being mindful of their overall condition with the philosophy of not offering too much or too little, but what he considers is necessary for you, as the patient. Whether it be minimally invasive surgery or open surgery, he will discuss options and his recommendations with you.

Associate Professor Michael Murphy specialises in braintumours, vascular lesions, epilepsy surgery, management of spinal conditions, and peripheral nerve surgery. He has an MBBS from Melbourne University, as well as a Doctor of Medicine and Diploma of Anatomy and is a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.

He is an Associate Professor, Department of Surgery,
University of Melbourne and former Director of Neurosurgery at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne.

He is a past President of the Neurosurgical Society of Australia, and former Director of Surgery and Specialist Services St. Vincent’s Hospital.

He has been involved in the publication of both books and book chapters, and been involved in the presentation of over 80 peer review journals, involved in the development of computer programmes as teaching and learning tools and involved in over 100 presentations at national and international meetings.  He has been an invited speaker at both National and International meetings, the recipient of multiple grants for research and supervised post-doctoral students. He is currently active in several International trials.

Bryden Dawes, Neurosurgeon

Mr Bryden Dawes is a highly qualified neurosurgeon and spine surgeon who manages all general neurosurgical conditions. He is passionate about providing high quality, individualised patient centred care.

Mr Dawes has a subspecialty interest in cerebrovascular and skull base disorders including brain aneurysms, AVMs, acoustic neuromas, meningiomas and trigeminal neuralgia. 

Mr Dawes is extensively trained in minimally invasive spine surgery and uses the latest techniques in the management of spinal conditions including spinal fusion and disc arthroplasty.

Mr Dawes graduated with honours from Monash University medical school and was awarded a Masters of Surgery from Macquarie University. He has undergone extensive neurosurgical training throughout Victoria and Australia. He has a fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and is a member of the Neurological Society of Australasia.

Mr Dawes is a consultant neurosurgeon at St Vincent’s Public Hospital, St Vincent’s Private Hospital and the Austin Hospital. Has is passionate about academic surgery and is actively involved in the training of neurosurgery registrars and residents. He has published nearly 20 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and is a regular reviewer for neurosurgical journals.

Consulting at:

  • Lansdowne House
    182 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne 3002 (Main Office. All appointments: 9663 5399)
  • Bundoora Specialist Health Centre
    445 Grimshaw Street, Bundoora 3083
  • Bendigo Day Surgery
    1-7 Chum Street, Golden Square 3555
  • Blackburn Specialist Centre
    1195 Whitehorse Road, Blackburn 3130
  • Shepparton Specialist Consulting Suite
    49 Graham Street, Shepparton 3630
  • Sunbury Specialist Centre
    17 Riddell Road, Sunbury 3429