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Mr Patrick Chan is a Neurosurgeon in Victoria, Australia who specialises in both brain and spinal surgery.

Mr Chan graduated from the University of Melbourne Medical School in 1995. He qualified forFellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons  (Neurosurgery) in January 2006. In the same year, he was also conferred the Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Melbourne for his thesis on “Volumetric Analysis of Epilepsy Syndromes with Voxel-based Morphometry (VBM)”.

In 2007, following his study and practice with complex spine surgeons from both neurosurgery and orthopaedic specialties, he was awarded the Combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Fellowship from the University of British Columbia, Canada. His mentors in spine surgery include internationally renowned spine surgeons from Spine Trauma Study Group and Spine Tumour Study Group.

With his fellowship background, Mr Patrick Chan commences his career as a consultant neurosurgeon at the Alfred Hospital with the extra credential of complex spine surgeon, conferring him the privilege to manage complex degenerative spine disease, spine trauma and tumours. As a member of Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service Neurology Tumour Group, he maintains an active interest in the care of both brain and spinal tumour.

With this background, Mr Chan commences his private practice consulting from the private medical suites at 517 St Kilda Road, Melbourne and the Epworth Centre, Richmond. He also consults the public patients at the Alfred Hospital outpatient clinic. He operates at the Epworth Hospital, Richmond, the Avenue Hospital, Windsor and the Alfred Hospital.

Continued research and education is of importance to Mr Chan. He holds an Adjunct Senior Lecturer appointment with Department of Surgery, Monash University, and is involved with regular teaching of  medical students, neurosurgical trainees, nurses and health professionals. His national and international publications and presentations include topics on spinal trauma and tumour, epilepsy and brain tumours.

He is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the Neurological Society of Australasia, the Australian Medical Association, the Spine Society of Australasia, the AO Spine Society and the Southern Melbourne Integrated Cancer Service Neurology Tumour Group.