Anaesthetists and Physicians


All the anaesthetists who work with Associate Professor Michael Murphy have many years of experience and have worked with him for over 15 years. As Associate Professor Michael Murphy performs some highly specialised surgery and all of his anaesthetists have been specfically trained with respect to all forms of neurological surgery.

His anaesthetists include:

  • Ian Balson (MBBS FANZCA)

    Ian Balson_MG_0453

  • Tim Costello (MBBS FANZCA)

    Tim Costello_MG_0448

  • John Cormack (MBBS FANZCA)

    John Cormack_MG_0470

  • Greg Emery (MBBS FANZCA)

    Greg Emery

  • Mal Tyers (MBBS FANZCA)

    Mal Tyers

  • Andrew Middleton (MBBS FANZCA)

    Andrew Middleton

  • Roberta Deam (MBBS FANZCA)

    Roberta Deam



  • Eric Seal

    (MBBS, PhD, FRACP)
    Eric Seal

Dr Eric Seal graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1983. He obtained his fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 1994. He then studied in the UK and USA for 3 years, before returning home where he completed a PhD. He works at both St.Vincent’s and the Royal Melbourne Hospitals, and is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne. He has been involved in the preoperative and postoperative care of patients for over 15 years.