Dr Kathir Nadanachandran is a non-operating specialist neurosurgeon and spine surgeon who has worked as a consultant in Canberra for over 30 years and as a clinical associate professor in the Australian National University. His current interests are spinal, general neurosurgical and peripheral nerve conditions.
Dr Nadanachandran has relocated to Sydney having practiced as a neurosurgeon in the Australian Capital Territory from 1980 to 2011. Besides his busy clinical practice, he was supervisor of training of neurosurgical registrars for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for 10 years and director of the neurosurgical unit for a similar period. He was a senior lecturer attached to the ANU Medical School and latterly Clinical Associate Professor.
Dr Nadanachandran has undertaken pro bono work in Fiji annually from 2001 to 2012 as part of the Pacific Island project of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and also a community-funded program. His work included arranging training of a local surgeon, neurologist and radiologist thus helping Fiji to establish its first neurosurgical unit. He has also undertaken pro bono work in Sri Lanka and India.
Dr Nadanachandran’s neurosurgical training commenced in Sri Lanka (one year), continued in the UK (five years) and at the Royal Canberra Hospital in ACT (one year).
Qualifications and Experience:
- Graduate of Medicine University of Ceylon 1965
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons. Edinburgh 1972
- Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons London 1972
- Certificate of higher surgical Training UK 1977
- Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery 1978
- Consultant Neurosurgeon in public/private hospitals in Canberra 1980 – 2011
- Clinical Associate Professor ANU Medical School, 2010-2015
- Visiting Neurosurgeon to Colonial War Memorial Hospital Suva Fiji since 2001
Dr Nadanachandran offers consultation and non-operative treatment of neurosurgical conditions. Consultations are provided to both public and private patients. Referrals of Work Cover patients and patients with 3rd Party Claims are accepted.
Patients who require surgical treatment are referred to other Sydney Spine Institute neurosurgeons following initial assessment. Surgical treatment can be offered through Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Liverpool Public Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital (Wahroonga), and Sydney South West Private Hospital (Liverpool).