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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 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 completed his PhD in 2010, and 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.

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

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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Research Output

Novel Application of the Pfirrmann Disc Degeneration Grading System to 9.4T MRI: Higher Reliability Compared to 3T MRI

Sher, I., Daly, C., Oehme, D., Chandra, R. V., Sher, M., Ghosh, P., Smith, J. & Goldschlager, T., 1 Jul 2019, In : Spine. 44, 13, p. E766-E773 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)


Sher, I., Chandra, R. V., Daly, C., Oehme, D., Sher, M., Ghosh, P., Smith, J. & Goldschlager, T., 15 May 2019, In : Spine. 44, 10, p. E630-E631 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

A Comparison of Two Ovine Lumbar Intervertebral Disc Injury Models for the Evaluation and Development of Novel Regenerative Therapies

Daly, C. D., Ghosh, P., Badal, T., Shimmon, R., Jenkin, G., Oehme, D., Cooper-White, J., Sher, I., Chandra, R. V. & Goldschlager, T., 1 Dec 2018, In : Global Spine Journal. 8, 8, p. 847-859 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Mesenchymal progenitor cells primed with pentosan polysulfate promote lumbar intervertebral disc regeneration in an ovine model of microdiscectomy

Daly, C. D., Ghosh, P., Zannettino, A. C. W., Badal, T., Shimmon, R., Jenkin, G., Oehme, D., Jain, K., Sher, I., Vais, A., Cohen, C., Chandra, R. V. & Goldschlager, T., 1 Mar 2018, In : The Spine Journal. 18, 3, p. 491-506 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

A young girl with headache and partial ptosis

Tan, C. H., Chan, F., Rimmer, J. & Goldschlager, T., Sep 2017, In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleOtherpeer-review