The Victorian Brain and Spine Centre (VBSC) provides a complete range of acute and elective Neurosurgical care. The VBSC is based at St Vincents in Fitzroy and provides care across Victoria (see rural clinics).
We also offer Neurophysiology diagnostic services.

Our Team

Mr Peter McNeill    
Director of Neurosurgery

Mr Christopher Thien    
Head of Clinic

Mr Kristian Bulluss    

Mr Tiew Han    

Mr Brendan O'Brien    

Mr Paul Smith    

Mr Ian Wang    

David Simondson     
Consulting Physiotherapist
(spinal assessment only)

Referral Information

Referral Guidelines

Please refer to the Neurosurgery Referral Guidelines for further information.

Please see here for Exclusion Criteria

Referral Forms

Clinic Times

  • Neurosurgery Clinic – Tuesday 9.00am
  • Neurosurgery Ward Discharge Clinic - Tuesday 1.30pm
  • Neurosurgery Ward Discharge Clinic - Friday 1.30pm

Contact Us

Patient Enquiries:

Tel: (03) 9231 3475

GP Enquiries:

Tel: (03) 9231 2898
Fax referrals: (03) 9231 3489

Case Coordinator Nurse:

Tel: (03) 9231 1253

Referral Officer:

Tel: (03) 9231 3492

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.