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Raoul Pope CV – Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon, Sydney
curriculum vitae
BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS
Name: Raoul Edward Pope
Address: (Work)

Mater Hospital Specialist Suites (Main Rooms)
25 Rocklands Rd
North Sydney, NSW 2060
Australia”

Sydney Spine Institute
Suite 107, 3 Railway Parade
Burwood NSW 2134
Australia

Spectrum Medical,
Suite 1503, Level 15, Tower 1,
Westfield Shopping Centre,
520 Oxford St,
Bondi Junction, NSW 2022
Australia

Telephone:

(02) 8320 7430

Email: email
Website: www.spinesurgeon.com.au
Facsimile:    +61 2 9954 9307
Date of Birth:  Nov 1972
Nationality: New Zealander
Australian citizen (Passport)
British Citizen (Passport)
UNDERGRADUATE TRAINING
Final School:   Catholic Cathedral College
Christchurch, New Zealand
Awarded an “A” Bursary University Entrance
University:  Otago University Medical School
Final result for Surgery: A
Awarded the Neil Columbus Prize in Cardiology 1994
Awarded the Merck, Sharp and Dohme Elective Prize 1996
Degree:

MBChB with First class Honours and Distinction, 1996 Otago University, New Zealand
Elective period 1996: General Surgical Rotation.
6 months in Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal.

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING
FRACS Part 1:  Passed July 1999, Sydney Australia
OSCE: Passed July 2000, Sydney Australia
Advanced Neurosurgical Training Programme:

Obtained Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) Sept 2007

International Fellowship in Complex Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Combined Spine Surgery at the Foothills Hospital, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada- July 2008 to June 2009

Present appointment:

VMO Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon
Concord Hospital
Concord West NSW 2139
Australia

VMO Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon
Head of Department of Neurosurgery
The Mater Private Hospital
North Sydney NSW 2060
Australia

Previous appointments:   
2007

Senior Neurosurgical Registrar
St Vincents Hospital, Sydney, Australia

2005/6
Neurosurgical Registrar
Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia
2003/4
Neurosurgical Registrar
Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, Australia
2002
Neurosurgical Registrar (Unaccredited)
St George Hospital, Sydney, Australia
2000/1
Neurosurgical Registrar (Unaccredited)
Liverpool Hospital, Sydney, Australia
1999 
Senior Resident Medical Officer, Lismore Base Hospital, Australia
Emergency RMO, Kempsey District Hospital, Australia
Emergency RMO, Dubbo Base Hospital, Australia
Surgical Relief RMO, Christchurch Public Hospital, New Zealand
1998 
General RMO, Emergency RMO, Orthopaedic RMO               
Christchurch Public Hospital, New Zealand

Medical Registration:

New Zealand Medical Board
Registration no. 22269

New South Wales Medical Registration
Registration no. MED0001603897

General Medical Council of the United Kingdom
Registration no. 4577562

Medical Indemnity: Member of UMP 2000-2007
MDA National 2.1.08-Current
RESEARCH
Publications:

Pope R, van Gelder J. Sensitivity and Specificity of CT-Angiography in the detection of Intracranial Aneurysms. Aust.NZ J Surg 2000; 71: (Suppl.) 68

Submitted to Stroke May 2001

Ahmadzada S, Pope R. Melanoma Spinal Metastases. Melanoma Institute of Australia e-handbook 1st ed, July 2013

Ahmadzada S, Pope R, Stalley P. Melanoma Skeletal Metastases. Melanoma Institute of Australia e-handbook 1st ed, July 2013

Tim Wang and Raoul Pope. Diagnostic utility of selective nerve root blocks. ANZ J Surgery 2014: 84 (Suppl. 1)

Presentations:

Podium Presentation “Diagnostic utility of selective nerve root blocks” at the combined Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference, Singapore, May 2014

Podium presentation, Spine Society of Australia, Sydney 2011.
“Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompressive Surgery: An Australian Experience

Podium presentation for the World Congress of Neurosurgeons, Sydney 2001 
“Probability of detecting De Novo Intracranial Aneurysms”

Podium Presentation “Sensitivity and Specificity of CT-Angiography in the detection of Intracranial Aneurysms” at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Annual Scientific Conference, Canberra, May 2001

SURGICAL INTERESTS
Spinal Trauma:

Attended the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Definitive Surgical Trauma Course (DSTC), Liverpool, August 2000

Attended Trauma Ultrasound Workshop, RNSH, Dec 2000

Attended Advanced Ultrasound Workshop, RNSH, May 2001

Completed EMST Course, Dunedin, 1999

Attended and presented at all Accredited Neurosurgical Training Seminars Bi-annually from 2003-2007

Evidence Based Surgery:

Attended the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Critical Literature Evaluation and Research Course (CLEAR), Sydney, July 2000

Research into Critical Appraisal Guidelines in Neurosurgery

Diving Medicine:

Attended the Basic and Advanced Hyperbaric and Diving Medicine Courses, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Feb 2000
Member of the South Pacific Underwater Society (SPUMS)
Qualified Dive Doctor

SPINE SEMINARS AND COURSES
 

2011 Dec - Participant in Australasian Society of Lateral Access Surgery, Melbourne, Victoria

2011 Sep - Demonstrator at the Cervical Spine Cadaver Workshop for Operating Theatre Nurses (SHIVER) at Maquarie University Hospital Laboratories, Sydney, Australia

Nov 2010 - Participant in the Inaugural Australian Society of Lateral Access Surgery, Gold Coast, Queensland.

2010 4th Asia-Pacific Cervical Spine Society Conference, Sydney, Australia

2010 De Puy “Elevating Best Practice” Clinical Seminar. Thoraco-Lumbar Degenerative Disease, Sydney, Australia

2010 Nuvasive XLIF (Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion) Cadaver Workshop and Interactive Seminar, San Diego, California

2009 Stryker Mantis seminar and workshop, SAS Meeting, London, England

2009 Medtronic Minimal Access Spinal Technologies (MAST) cadaver course, St Louis, Missouri

2009 Synthes Prodisc-C and Prodisc-L accreditation cadaver course Denver, Colorado

2009 Stryker Less Invasive Tecnologies cadaver course Denver, Colorado

2008 Skullbase and Medtronic/Synthes Instrumented Spine cadaver workshop, University of Calgary, Canada

2008 Medtronic (Kyphon) Kyphoplasty Cadaver workshop Calgary, Canada

2005 Compumedics Transcranial Doppler (TCD) 2-day Workshop University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

2004 De-Puy Innovations in Spine Surgery Seminar, Melbourne, Australia

2003 Medtronic Spinal Cord Stimulator Cadaver Course, University of NSW, Sydney, Australia

2000 Synthes Spine Seminar, Laguna Quays, Australia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS
 

Neurosurgical Society of Australasia since 2001

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) since 1999

International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS) since 2009

Spine Society of Australia since 2010

Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS) since 2009

Australian Medical Association (AMA) since 2009

South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society (SPUMS) since 1997

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) since 2008

First Line Assessor for the Collaborating Hospitals Audit of Surgical Mortality (CHASM) since 2008

Second line Assessor for the Collaborating Hospitals Audit of Surgical Mortality (CHASM) since 2011

Committee member for the Panel of Clinical Experts (PoCE) for the Prothesis and Devices Committee, Department of Health and Aging since 2008

Tutor for the Central Surgical Surgical Skills Network Concord Hospital – Facilitating the Surgical Skills Operative Technique Portfolio

Examiner for SET Trainees NSW for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Australia and NZ Surgical Skills Education and Training Course (ASSET) Tutor NSW for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)

Chairman of the Mater Hospital Grand Rounds Lectures and Continuing Education Committee (from 2011)

Committee Member Mater Sydney Medical Staff Council (from 2013)

Head of Department of Neurosurgery at the Mater Private Hospital since June 2013

EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
 

Wine Tasting
Urban walks
Photography

Raoul Pope
FRACS 2016
 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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