Mr Patrick Chan – Consultant Neurosurgeon MBBS, MD, FRACS


1995      Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery,
The University of Melbourne
2006      Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (Neurosurgery)
2006      Doctorate of Medicine,
The University of Melbourne
2007      The Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship
The University of  British Columbia and Vancouver General Hospital

Present Appointments:

2007 – present   Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
The Alfred Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Cabrini Malvern, The Avenue Hospital


  • Complex and minimally invasive spinal surgery on trauma, tumour and degenerative spinal diseases
  • Brain tumour and trauma surgery
  • Peripheral neural entrapment (carpal tunnel syndrome, tardy ulnar palsy)


  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Spine Society of Australasia
  • Australian Medical Association
  • AO Spine Society
  • Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Services (Neurological Tumour Group)

Recent Peer-reviewed Publications:

  1. An Assessment of the Reliability of the Enneking and Weinstein-Boriani-Biagini Classifications for Staging of Primary Spinal Tumors by the Spine Oncology Study Group.
    Chan P, Boriani S, Fourney D. et al. Spine 2009; 34 (4): 384-391
  2. Selection of the control group for VBM analysis: Influence of covariates, matching and sample size.
    Pell GS, Briellmann RS, Chan CH, et al. Neuroimage 2008; 41: 1324-1335
  3. Long-term Seizure Outcome Following Surgery for Dysembryoplastic Neuroepithelial Tumours.
    Chan CHP, Bittar RG, Kalnins RM, et al. Journal of Neurosurgery 2006; 104: 62-69
  4. Thalamic Atrophy in Childhood Absence Epilepsy.
    Chan CHP, Briellmann RS, Pell GS, et al. Epilepsia 2006; 47(2): 399-405
  5. An Unusual Case of Tumour-to-cavernoma Metastasis. Case Study and Literature Review.
    Chan CHP, Fabinyi GCA, Kalnins RM. Surgical Neurology 2006; 65(4): 402-408
  6. Cerebral Structural Changes in Severe Obstructive Sleep Apnoea. O’Donoghue FJ, Briellmann RS, Rochford PD, Abbott DF, Pell GS, Chan CHP, et al. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine 2005; 171: 1185-1190
  7. An Unusual Case of Skull Metastasis From Hepatocellular Carcinoma Chan CHP, Murphy MA, McKelvie P, et al. ANZ Journal of Surgery 2004; 74(8): 710-713