New Academic Appointment at RNSH

Dr Jonathon Parkinson

Dr Jonathon Parkinson was a medical student at RNSH, before going on to complete Neurosurgical training across Sydney and Newcastle. During this time, he also completed a PhD in the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Kolling Institute, examining the molecular biology of glioma.

Following his Neurosurgical training, Jonathon undertook a fellowship in complex spinal surgery at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Alberta. On his return to Australia, he took up his current appointments as a VMO at Royal North Shore, North Shore Private and Sydney Adventist Hospitals.
Jonathon’s main areas of clinical and research interest are in complex spinal surgery and neuro-oncology, with the latter seeing him on the Management Committee of the Co-operative Trials Group in Neuro-oncology (COGNO), Australasia’s dominant neuro-oncology society. He also has a keen interest in medical student, registrar and fellow education across both clinical and academic areas.

Dr Parkinson has arranged for a RACS Foundation Skills for Surgical Educators (FSSE) course to be run at RNSH on Saturday 28th October 2017. This is a compulsory but highly regarded course for all surgeons who are in contact with surgical trainees. For more information about attending this or future courses please contact Jonathon at

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