Dr Kathir Nadanachandran is a non operating surgeon, he has worked as a consultant neurosurgeon in Canberra for over 31 years and as a clinical associate professor in the Australian National University. His current interests are spinal, general neurosurgical and peripheral nerve conditions. He has been involved in regional projects for building neurosurgical services in Fiji, Sri Lanka and India for a number of years. He has recently moved to Sydney and joined the Institute.
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 also accepted.
Public patients who require surgical treatment can be admitted to Concord General Repatriation Hospital and Liverpool Public Hospital and private patients can be offered treatment at the Sydney Adventist Hospital (Wahroonga), Sydney South West Private Hospital (Liverpool) and Royal North Shore Hospital (St Leonard’s) under the care of the other Sydney Spine Institute neurosurgeons.
Dr Nadanachandran has relocated to Sydney having practiced as a neurosurgeon in the Australian Capital Territory from 1980 to 2011. During this period, besides having a 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 also undertaken pro bono work in Fiji annually from 2001 to 2012 for the Pacific Island project of the College and also for a community-funded program, and arranged training of a local surgeon, neurologist and radiologist thus helping Fiji to have its own neurosurgical unit for the first time. 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) – at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases, The Guy’s Maudsley and Kings College Hospital Units, the Brook General Hospital and one year at the Royal Canberra Hospital.