MBBS, FRACS (Neurosurgery), IFAANS



Clinical Background

Gavin Davis Neurosurgeon
Gavin Davis is a medical graduate of the University of Melbourne (MB.BS), and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS Neurosurgery). Post Fellowship peripheral nerve surgery in New Orleans (USA) with Professor David Kline was followed with advanced fellowship training in Neurosurgery, including intraventricular endoscopy, at Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham (UK).

Gavin Davis is
Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Adjunct Clinical Professor at Monash University, a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA), an international member of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) in the USA, International Fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), committee member of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS), holds a research position at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute, and former Chair of Medical Staff at Cabrini Hospital.


Clinical Expertise

Gavin Davis is a recognised expert and specialist in a broad range of neurosurgical conditions, including:

  • Surgery for Brain Tumours, including gliomas, astrocytomas, meningiomas and metastases.
  • Surgical Treatment of Cerebral Aneurysms
  • Surgery for Cervical & Lumbar Disc Disease
  • Management of Concussion and Sports-related Head Injury
  • Frameless Stereotactic Craniotomy
  • Hydrocephalus, including endoscopic third ventriculostomy
  • Surgery of Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus (Entrapments, Tumours and Injuries)
  • Surgical Treatment of Trigeminal Neuralgia and Hemifacial Spasm (Microvascular Decompression)
  • Surgery for Neurogenic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

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Peripheral Nerve Surgery

In addition to a strong clinical expertise in Brachial Plexus Surgery and peripheral nerve surgery, Gavin Davis has a major research interest in ulnar neuropathy, and in tumours of peripheral nerves, including Pancoast tumours, and has lectured at major International Neurosurgical Conferences, and published book chapters and journal articles on peripheral nerve surgery in major national & international neurosurgical journals.

Sports-related Concussion

Gavin Davis has an active research interest in
Sports-related concussion, including concussion in adults and children, and has lectured Internationally in Europe, Asia and America, and is a member of the AFL Concussion Working Group.
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Spine Surgery

Gavin Davis is a co-investigator on the NH&MRC funded SUcceSS Trial - a randomised placebo controlled trial on surgery for lumbar spinal canal stenosis. For more information click here



Academic Publications by Gavin Davis

Professor Gavin Davis has published clinical and research findings in Journal Articles in National and International Journals, and has written a number of book chapters.

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