Dr Raoul Pope is a New Zealand born and educated Doctor who graduated from the University of Otago Medical School in 1996 with First Class Honours with Distinction. Dr Pope completed 2 years of general Resident Medical Officer duties at Christchurch Hospital before undertaking Rural Emergency and Intensive Care tenures in various NSW Base Hospitals to fulfill a holistic pilgrimage to his chosen occupational Nirvana. Dr Pope then went on to Neurosurgical Registrar work learning the cut and thrust of the coal face of Neurosurgery in the Southwest and South of Sydney.
He then gained entry into the Accredited Neurosurgical Training Scheme and through the guidance and mentorship of some of Australia’s most respected Neurosurgeons, learnt the art and science of the revered specialty.
After gaining a Neurosurgical Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Dr Pope undertook consultancy work at Concord Repatriation Hospital and then additional Specialist training as a Fellow in advanced spinal surgery at the prestigious Foothills Medical Center, University of Calgary, in Alberta, Canada for an appointment of 1 year. Dr Pope then returned to Concord Hospital as his Public Hospital Appointment and he operates privately at The Mater Private Hospital in North Sydney where his main rooms are located. He consults also at The Sydney Spine Institute in Burwood.
Dr Pope has been thoroughly trained in all aspects of Adult cranial and spinal neurosurgery. He operates in all areas of Neurosurgery with the exception of Cranial Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery which is not performed at Concord Hospital due to centralization of these services to designated Cerebrovascular Centres. Dr Pope has particular interest in Spinal Tumours and minimally invasive surgical techniques.
Dr Pope is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA), the International Society for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (ISASS), the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS), and the South Pacific Underwater Medical Society (SPUMS). He is also a member of the Australian Medical Association (AMA)”.
Dr Pope would be honored to service your needs and offer a comprehensive opinion.