Professor Marcus Stoodley


Professor Marcus Stoodley graduated with honours from medical school at the University of Queensland and went on to train in neurosurgery in Perth and Adelaide. After completing neurosurgery training in Australia, he completed further subspecialty training in vascular neurosurgery at Stanford University and the University of Chicago in the United States. On returning to Australia in 1999 he worked at the University of New South Wales and The Prince of Wales Hospital, where he established an area-wide vascular neurosurgery service and a neurosurgery research laboratory. In 2008 Professor Stoodley joined Macquarie University and moved his clinic and research laboratory to the Australian School of Advanced Medicine in 2010.

Professor Stoodley has clinical expertise in neurovascular surgery, including aneurysm surgery, surgery for trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm and bypass surgery for moyamoya disease and other vascular occlusive disorders. In addition, he has a special interest in Chiari malformations, syringomyelia and spinal cord tumours. In 1997, Professor Stoodley was awarded a PhD for his research on the pathophysiology of syringomyelia. He directs the neurosurgery laboratory at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine and continues research on syringomyelia as well as developing new biological treatments for brain arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). He has more than 100 publications and has supervised over 15 neurosurgery research students.

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