Dr Andrew Evans

• CHS 1980 – 1985
• Medical training in Melbourne and London
• Pioneering Neurosurgeon treating Parkinson’s Disease

After completing Year 12 at Camberwell High in 1985, Andrew went on to the University of Melbourne and completed his medical training at the Royal Melbourne Western Hospitals and the Kingston Centre, he spent four years in a movement disorders fellowship at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London.

Andrew has had a distinguished career in Neurology and Neurosurgery, a most exacting of medical fields. As Director of Movement Disorders Service at Royal Melbourne Hospital, he has been actively involved in addressing those diseases which impact patients’ quality of life. His stem cell surgery on a patient with Parkinson’s Disease is a world first.

Andrew’s particular field of interest in recent years has been experimental work in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease, involving the implantation of millions of stem cells through two holes drilled into the skulls of patients. This is in the hope that this will boost levels of dopamine to alleviate tremors, rigidity and slowness.

In his capacity of neurosurgeon, Andrew visits various Melbourne private and public hospitals and has practices both in Melbourne and Launceston, Tasmania.

Dr. Andrew Evans (right) is pictured here with Neurosurgeon Mr. Girish Nsair after completing world first stem cell surgery on a patient with Parkinson’s Disease. Picture: David Caird

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