Neurosurgery at The Children's Hospital at Westmead

Contact details

Phone: (02) 9845 2657
Fax: (02) 9845 3905
Location: Outpatients building, level 3

The Neurosurgery Service at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead cares for newborn babies, infants and children with hydrocephalus, cerebral tumours, spinal cord tumours, head injuries, vascular malformations of the brain, stroke, spina bifida and spinal dysraphism, Chiari malformation, syringomyelia, the surgical treatment of epilepsy and surgical management of cerebral palsy.

A full neurovascular service provides surgical as well as endovascular treatment with a dedicated interventional paediatric neuroradiologist and interventional neurovascular room able to deal with Vein of Galen malformations. 

The Craniofacial Surgery Service continues to expand with the introduction of new surgical procedures, including spring cranioplasty.



Suite 16, Children's Hospital Medical Centre


Ph: (02) 9845 2230


Dr Adam Fowler - (02)9845 0782

Method of referring

Referring letter to the consultant by name

Clinic function

Management of paediatric neurosurgical patients

Urgent cases

Contact neurosurgical registrar via switchboard, ph: (02) 9845 0000


  • Dr Mark Dexter, Neurosurgeon - Head of Neurosurgery
  • Dr Adam Fowler, Neurosurgeon
  • Dr Brian Owler, Neurosurgeon
  • Scott Day, Manager
  • Fional Trill, Neurosurgical Secretary (Ext 52646)