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Personal profile


Tony Goldschlager is a Neurosurgeon with extensive training in the management of brain tumours, pituitary tumours, and complex spine conditions. He specialises in minimally invasive techniques for surgery of the brain and spine with a focus on patient centered care. 

Tony is the Head of Spine Surgery and Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Department of Neurosurgery at Monash Health.

Tony has a strong research focus with a special interest in the enhancement of current neurosurgical techniques through evolving biotechnology. He has led both preclinical and clinical stem cell based trials and has presented at numerous international meetings. He has been honoured with several prestigious awards, appointments and prizes.

Tony completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Monash University in 1999. He successfully completed his Neurosurgical fellowship examinations by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2011. He completed his neurosurgical training at hospitals including the Alfred, the Royal Children's, the Royal Brisbane and Monash Medical Centre. He became an NHMRC doctoral scholar and completed his PhD in 2010. He was awarded the prestigious Monash University Vice Chancellor's Award and the Senator Kay Patterson Award.

With a special interest in complex spinal surgery and base of skull surgery, Tony completed a complex spine fellowship at the Vancouver General Hospital and the University of British Columbia. This is a world-renowned combined Neurosurgical and Orthopaedic Spine Centre, and is regarded as one of the best North American spine fellowships. He followed this with a minimally invasive endoscopic skull based fellowship in New York at Columbia New York Presbyterian Hospital and the Weill Cornell Medical College. He continues to be active in research and serves on the editorial board of international journals and meetings.

Research interests

Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery

Neuro-oncological Surgery

Complex Spine Surgery

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Stem Cells

Tissue Engineering

Intervertebral Disc Regeneration

Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

Clinical activities

Neurosurgeon Monash Health, Austin Health and Cabrini Health


Member of Scientific Advisory Board and Conslutant to Mesoblast Limited

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • issue 32
  • Brain
  • Brain - role of glial cells/ astrocytes
  • Brain Tumors
  • Brain imaging
  • Brain research
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Neuroscience
  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurosurgical research
  • Oncology
  • Pituitary Tumours
  • Brain Tumours
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Diseases
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • anterior cervical discectomy
  • pentosan polysulfate
  • mesenchymal stem cell
  • tissue engineering
  • s
  • degenerative disc disease
  • disc degeneration
  • disc matrix
  • ovine model
  • restoration
  • sheep
  • stro
  • medicine
  • interbody fusion
  • spine fusion
  • stem cells
  • biolog
  • stem cell
  • spine surgery
  • intervertebral disc

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