St Vincent’s Department of Neurosciences provides specialist management for the following conditions:

  • Epilepsy
  • Movement disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Migraine

We do not provide treatment for the following:

  • Chronic pain
  • Back pain
  • Psychological conditions
  • Drug addiction
  • Dementia in the elderly

Please also refer to Neuroscience Department for more information. Please call 9231 3045 for Neuroscience Consulting Rooms enquiries and 9231 4149 for Neurophysiology. 

Our Team

Mark Cook
Director of Neurology

Dr Wendyl D'Souza
Dr Lauren Sanders
Dr Sam Law

Dr Amy Halliday
Dr Andrew Duncan

Referral Information

GPs can refer directly for nerve conduction studies by downloading this form.

Elderly patients with dementia should be referred to Community Clinics, CDAMS Clinic. Patients with chronic migraine who have been managed with all available therapies will not benefit from a referral to neurology clinic. Please phone the Lead Nurse for further information.

Referral Forms and Guidelines

Department of Health's Statewide Referral Criteria

Please refer to the Neurology Statewide Referral Criteria for the below conditions: 


Seven Common Neurological Conditions

The Neurology & Neurosciences team at St Vincent's Hospital in Melbourne, led by Professor Mark Cook, have created a video guide for GPs about the 7 common neurological conditions:

  1. Radiculopathy (Prof. Mark Cook) 
  2. Back Pain (Assoc. Prof. Michael Murphy) 
  3. Epilepsy (Assoc. Prof. Wendyl D'Souza) 
  4. Transient Ischaemic Attack (Dr Lauren Sanders) 
  5. Carpel Tunnel Syndrome (Dr Jordan Kamel) 
  6. Multiple Sclerosis (Dr Neil Shuey) 
  7. Benign Proxysmal Positional Vertigo (Dr David Szmulewicz) 

Simply join or login to praxhub to watch GPs Guide on 7 Neurological Conditions to earn 3 x RACGP QI&CPD (Category 2) Points.

Clinic Times

  • Tuesday morning

Contact Us

Patient Enquiries:

Tel: (03) 9231 3475

GP Enquiries:

Tel: (03) 9231 2898
Monday to Thursday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Friday: 8:30am to 4:00pm, or please leave a message
Fax referrals: (03) 9231 3489

Case Coordinator Nurse:

Tel: (03) 9231 3687

Referral Officer: 

Tel: (03) 9231 3316

Neuroscience Department:

Tel: (03) 9231 3340  


Tel: (03) 9231 4149

Health Pathways

HealthPathways Melbourne is an online portal designed to be used by general practice at the point of care to guide best practice assessment, management and referral of common clinical conditions.


Please Note:
This is a public outpatient service. All patients need to be referred to us by a GP. Please see your GP if you believe you would benefit from a referral to this clinic. Many doctors have private consulting suites as well as working in the public hospital system. This is entirely separate from St Vincent’s and our staff do not have any information about the private consulting practices of doctors.