Professor Matthew McDonald, MBBS
Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon, Calvary Wakefield Hospital; Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon; Flinders Medical Centre; Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of South Australia, NRF Chair of Neurosurgical Research 1997 Student
- Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon, Calvary Wakefield Hospital
- Visiting Medical Specialist, Royal Adelaide Hospital
- Flinders Medical Centre Department of Neurosurgery and Spinal Unit
- Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, University of South Australia
- WG Norman Research Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 1997
- Davis & Geck Registrar’s Presentation Award Royal Adelaide Hospital, 1998
- Spinal Research Award 1998, Spine Society of Australia.
- Doug Bills Prize, Neurosurgery Training Seminar, Melbourne, 2000.
- Stuart Morson Travelling Fellowship, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2002
- Research in the Neurosurgery Department, 1997
Neurosurgery became his interest, as it was "unchartered territory", "a challenge" and he wanted "to make a difference. I want to provide cutting edge neurosurgery and spinal surgery on par with the best in the world, here in Adelaide."
McDonald's research "investigated the role that anti-inflammatory drugs play in the development of fluid filled cavities within the spinal cord following trauma. I found that these drugs did not prevent these cavities (syrinxes) from developing in a rat model. This research supported similar work done in the department that demonstrates that fluid flows into these cavities along spaces around the blood vessels (peri-vascular fluid flow)."
For a full list of Professor McDonald's publications, please visit his ResearchGate page.
Mon ST, Li Y, Shepherd S, Daniel S, Poonnoose S, McDonald M (2016). Recurrence of chest wall hydatid cyst disease involving the thoracic spine in an Australian patient. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 30. 132-136
Knight E, McDonald M (2013). Recurrence and Progression of Meningioma in Male-to-Female Transgender Individuals During Exogenous Hormone Use. International Journal of Transgenderism, 14(1). 18-23.