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Dr Tilmann Rust

Dr Rust is a General Practitioner with 20 years extensive experience in neurosurgery. He assists across the entire spectrum of neurosurgery which includes vascular neurosurgery (aneurysms, AVMs), tumour neurosurgery and complex spinal neurosurgery and clinical consultations. He also is a director at Eastgardens Medical Centre General Practice and a contractor at Maroubra Medical Centre, where he performs minor surgery, with an emphasis on skin cancer surgery, at both practices. He is married with four children.

Dr Ben Olesnicky

Dr Olesnicky is a specialist anaesthetist with a subspecialty interest in anaesthesia for neurosurgical cases, intraoperative neuromonitoring, trauma and orthopaedic anaesthesia. He is a founding member of the Northern Sydney Anaesthetic Research Institute and is active in perioperative research. He currently works at Royal North Shore, North Shore Private and The Mater Hospital.

Dr Adam Rehak

Dr Adam Rehak underwent his anaesthetic training at Monash Medical Centre in Melbourne and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust in London, before undergoing a provisional fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He is currently a senior staff anaesthetist at Royal North Shore Hospital and the director (anaesthesia stream) of the Sydney Clinical Skills & Simulation Centre (SCSSC). He is an accredited anaesthetist at North Shore Private, the Mater and Macquarie University Hospitals. He has an appointment at Sydney University as a Senior Clinical Lecturer, where he is currently a Unit of Study supervisor for a post-graduate degree in clinical neurophysiology.

Dr Thanan Elalingam

Dr Thanan Elalingam is a specialist Anaesthetist with appointments at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Northern Beaches Hand and Macquarie University Hospital. He is also the NSW representative for Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetist’s (ANZCA) Neuroanaesthesia Special Interest Group.  He is a clinical senior lecturer at Macquarie University and Director of the One Brain Neuroanaesthesia Simulation course. He has presented at several anaesthesia conferences on neuroanaesthesia with a focus on the treatment of cerebral aneurysms and endovascular clot retrieval. His neurosurgical practice is a combination of elective and emergency endovascular procedures, open aneurysm surgery, cerebral tumours and complex spine surgery. He also has an interest in the management of acute and chronic pain for neurosurgery and is currently the lead for a number of trials in this field.