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Brian K. Owler

MB BS BSc(Med)(Hons) PhD FRACS
Adult & Pediatric Neurosurgeon
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  • Hydrocephalus, Spinal Disorders, Brain tumors, Spine, Basilar Invagination, Pseudotumourcerebri, Pediatric Neurology, Adult Neurology

Clinical Professor Brian K Owler is an Australian trained neurosurgeon and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.


Professor Owler offers a comprehensive neurosurgical service covering both paediatric and adult conditions. He is trained in cranial neurosurgical conditions as well as spinal disorders. Special interests include tumours of the brain and spine, spinal disorders, hydrocephalus and other CSF circulation disorders.

He is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Children's Hospital at Westmead, the Sydney Adventist Hospital, Norwest Private Hospital, Macquarie University Private Hospital and Westmead Private Hospital.

Prof Owler is a Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD from the University of Sydney and performed research at the Academic Neurosurgery Unit at the University of Cambridge. Research topics have included new treatments for the management of hydrocephalus and pseudotumorcerebri, brain tumours and deep brain stimulation surgery. He is a Patron of the Hydrocephalus Association of NSW.

Prof Owler was President of the Australian Medical Association from 2014-16 and is a past President of AMA NSW.

Along with his interest’s clinical work he is interested in public health advocacy. This includes the RTA / NSW AMA Road Safety 'Don't Rush' campaign, lobbying to prevent childhood injury such as falls from windows and improving pool safety. He is also a Vice-Patron of Road Safety Education.


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