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Surgeon | Practice Management | Anaesthetists | Operating Nurse Staff | Physiotherapist
Dr Michael Poon | Dr Michael Paleologos

Dr Pope has surrounded himself with highly skilled Anaesthetists to service the technically demanding Specialty of Neurosurgery. At the Mater Private Hospital, he has two main Neuro-Anaesthetists that look after his patients throughout the whole operative experience. From the initial consultation right through to the post-operative management, these professionals will make sure you are well cared for during your hospital stay.

Meet the team:

Mike Poon

Dr Michael Poon


  • Bachelor of Science (Medicine), Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery -- University of NSW
  • FANZCA (Fellow of Australia and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists -- Awarded January 2010)
  • PG Cert Clinical Ultrasound --University of Melbourne 2010

Education and training:

  • Barker College High School 1995
  • University of NSW 1996-2001
  • Accredited Anaesthesia specialist training program -- St Vincent's Hospital, Sydney 2005-2008
    (completed Fellowship exams May 2008)
  • Provisional Fellowship --Liverpool Hospital 2009 with clinical focus on ultrasound applications in

Current appointments:

  • VMO Liverpool Hospital
  • VMO The Mater Hospital, North Sydney
  • VMO Liverpool Day Surgery

Clinical interests:

  • Neuroanaesthesia with specific interest in trauma
  • neuroanaesthesia. Regional ultrasound
  • applications in anaesthesia with primary focus for use in
  • orthopaedics and high risk obstetrics.

Dr Poon is a practising neuroanaesthetist with an avid interest in perioperative analgesia. In particular, the role of non narcotic analgesia use in the field of neurosurgery. He also has an interest in perioperative clinical safety for day surgery anaesthesia.

His background in anaesthesia training comes from a variety of multitrauma, tertiary referral hospitals including St. George Hospital, St Vincent's Hospital and Liverpool Hospital.

He is currently appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at Liverpool hospital, the leading major trauma hospital in the Sydney Southwest area, where he continues to develop and hone his interest in trauma neuroanaesthesia.

His other interests include the further development of ultrasonography use in clinical anaesthesia. His clinical practice currently encompasses Neurosurgery, head and neck surgery, high risk obstetrics and orthopaedic trauma surgery.


Michael Paleologos

Dr Michael Paleologos

Dr Paleologos is one of the founding members of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Mater Private Hospital. He has a particular interest in Cranial Neurosurgery and also Neuro-physiology monitoring of nerves during Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Cranial Surgery.


  • BSc (Med)(Hons I), University of Sydney
  • MB,BS (Hons I), University of Sydney

Current Appointments:

  • Staff Specialist Anaesthetist Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
  • VMO Anaesthetist Mater Hospital
  • VMO Anaesthetist Strathfield Private Hospital
  • VMO Anaesthetist St George Private Hospital
  • Clinical Lecturer University of Sydney
  • Lecturer for First and Second Part courses of Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists

Previous Appointments:

  • Consultant at University Hospital Birmingham U.K
  • Anaesthesia Trainee at Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Anaesthesia Trainee at the Royal Infirmary Hospital Edinburgh, U.K.


  • Anaesthesia for Liver and Renal Transplant, and Neuroanaesthesia
  • Anaesthesia for Hepato-biliary Surgery
  • Anaesthesia for Major Urology
  • Medical Student, Anaesthesia Trainee, and Allied Health Professional Teaching


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