Trainee Positions At Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital

Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital
Butterfield St, Herston
QLD, 4029

Contact Details

A/Prof Andrew Wong
Phone : 736468111
www :


Training Positions : Two
Elective Training Positions : One
Fellowships : One

Core Position Descriptions
Clinical duties with cover of inpatients and consults for 6 months

Outpatient duties with new cases under consultant supervision and participation in subspeciality clinic and involvement in EMG and EEG reporting for 6 months

Teaching and research exposure

Elective Position Descriptions
Epilepsy (Prof David Reutens) - involvement in the Comprehensive Epilepsy Surgery Program.
This position is available every year.

Movement Disorders and Neuromuscular (A/Profs John O'Sullivan and Robert Henderson)
This position is available most years (including 2023; unfilled as at 1/12/22)

This position is not available currently.

Hospital Information

The Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital is a 987 bed general, tertiary referral teaching hospital with a number of specialities including medicine, surgery, orthopaedics, psychiatry, oncology, obstetrics, gynaecology, neonatal intensive care and trauma services. It is the largest tertiary referral hospital in Queensland and provides services to patients throughout the State, Northern New South Wales, the Northern Territory and from neighbouring countries in the South West Pacific. The hospital fulfils a significant teaching and research role with links to Queensland's major tertiary Universities. Patients are admitted from the local area and are referred from throughout Queensland and Northern New South Wales to the service. As a teaching hospital for medical, nursing and allied health professions it provides a number of clinical speciality areas including all levels of obstetric care, gynaecology, gynae-oncology, operating and delivery suites, a birthing centre, specialist obstetric and gynaecology outpatient clinics and services, neonatal transport, neonatal intensive and special care, breast screening and community based / client orientated education services and women's health services.
Located at Herston and close to the central business district of Brisbane, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital shares the Herston Campus with the Royal Children's Hospital and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research.
In supporting their staff members and demonstrating their commitment to continuous quality improvement, the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital encourages staff to take advantage of appropriate training and development opportunities offered through:
Undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education for medical and health professionals
Clinical practice programs, postgraduate, and professional development courses for nurses
An extensive range of educational programs covering workplace skills, professional and personal development and contemporary management programs.

Department Beds :
16 beds are allocated to the Neurology Department of which 10 are for the Stroke Unit and 6 for inpatient Neurology. The ward is located adjacent to the Neurosurgery and Vascular Surgery Units and in close proximity to t

Department Clinics
The Department of Neurology has moved towards the provision of specialised clinics in addition to general neurology clinics. There are specialised clinics in autonomic disorders, movement disorders (including monthly botulinum toxin and Huntington's disease), multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, neuromuscular disorders (including motor neurone disease), and stroke.

Department Specialty Clinics
Stroke, MND, MS, Movement Disorders, Epilepsy (First seizure, Women and Epilepsy, Surgical planning), Neuro-otology, Neuro-opthalmology, Neuromuscular, Cognitive neurology, Friedreich's ataxia, Huntington's disease

Department Meetings
There is a continuing expansion of the meetings within the Department of Neurology. On Thursday lunch there is a meeting which rotates clinical and research presentations and is of a high standard, often with invited guest speakers. There is a neurology registrar meeting with a consultant lecture, and at Friday lunchtime there is a neurology registrar meeting with a registrar presentation. A clinical case tutorial is conducted on Wednesday lunchtime. Neuroradiology and neuropathology meetings are held regularly. Meetings are also held within the Division of Medicine and include Grand Rounds at which Neurology presents twice a year.

Department Staff
A/Prof Andrew Wong (Stroke; Director of Department of Neurology and Director of Stroke)

A/Prof Robert Henderson (MND and Neurophysiology)
Prof Pamela McCombe (Neuromuscular and Multiple Sclerosis)
A/Prof John O'Sullivan (Movement Disorders)
Dr Mark Paine (Neuro-otology and Neuro-ophthalmology)
Dr Stephen Walsh (Epilepsy and General Neurology)
Prof David Reutens (Epilepsy)
Dr John Phamnguyen (Epilepsy)
Dr Jia Tho (General Neurology)
A/Prof Lata Vadlamudi (Epilepsy)
Dr Jim Pelekanos (Epilepsy)
A/Prof Cecilie Lander (Epilepsy)
Dr Hossein Zareie (General Neurology)
Dr Robert Adam (General Neurology, Movement Disorders)
Dr Andre Troiano (General Neurology)
Dr Claire Muller (Stroke and General Neurology)
Dr Anne-Marie Van Heuven (Neuromuscular)
Dr Xiaohua Chen (Epilepsy and General Neurology)
Prof Michael O'Sullivan (Stroke and General Neurology)
Dr Matthew Katz (General Neurology and Movement Disorders)
Dr Michael Roizman (Stroke and General Neurology)
Dr Joel Corbett (General Neurology)

Junior Staff Positions In Neurology
Two Advanced Training Registrars accredited as core training. One clinical position (accredited as RACP non-core advanced training) for a third year trainee or other non-core year trainee. One non-training (Basic Trainee) Registrar One Epilepsy registrar (pre or post-FRACP) Two resident medical officer positions

Trainee Responsibilities
Responsibility for clinical duties, training of junior staff and exposure to neurophysiology(EEG and EMG).

Selection Criteria
Fellowships will be available based on suitability of candidate and funding. It is expected that the candidate will have neurology experience and an interest in research.

The two core training roles are assigned via the MATCH system.

The non-core clinical year will be offered to a neurology AT via the ANZAN process.

Philosophy Of Training
We offer a solid grounding in general neurology including neurology outpatients.
We also offer several highly specialised clinics and training opportunities with leading clinical and research experts in several subspecialties in neurology.

Our aim is to provide training opportunities that exceed the minimum requirements stipulated by ANZAN, and to provide the training needed for a career in neurology regardless of whether the trainee's focus is on public or private medicine, inpatient or outpatient care, general or specialised practise, and clinical, teaching, administration or research focussed.

Neurology Training In State
Also available at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Cairns Hospital, Townsville Hospital, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Mater Hospital Brisbane and the Gold Coast University Hospital

Other Information
Updated Dec 1 2022