Macquiarie Neuro Surgery & Spine
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DR Santhosh George Thomas

Dr Santhosh George Thomas is a highly trained and well-regarded Australian Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon, with several years of experience in the management of brain, spine and peripheral nerve conditions.


He completed MBBS with honours from Christian Medical College in Ludhiana, India, where he graduated as the Eileen B Snow ‘Best Outgoing Graduate’. He went on to complete his neurosurgical training at the Department of Neurological sciences, Christian Medical College (CMC) in Vellore, India, the pioneering neurosurgery department in South Asia.


He was awarded the prestigious Dr Jacob Chandy Gold Medal, for best all-round achievement in Neurosurgery at his graduation. His keen interest in epilepsy led him to specialize in adult and paediatric epilepsy surgery and he received the Hindustan Ciba-Geigy Award in Epilepsy from the Neurological Society of India for his exemplary work in the field of epilepsy surgery.

After his training, he continued at CMC Vellore as Associate Professor of Neurosurgery. He received further training in stereotaxy, neuro-oncology and was part of the endoscopic skull base program and the epilepsy surgery program.


Dr George Thomas moved to Australia with his family and undertook a Master’s in Advanced Surgery at Macquarie University, Sydney. He went on to complete multiple neurosurgical fellowships at the prestigious Royal North Shore hospital, Sydney where he undertook further training in cerebrovascular surgery, neuro-oncology, and spine surgery, before he gained the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery.


He is the author of several book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals. He has presented at multiple international conferences and is an invited faculty in Neurosurgery. He is passionate about teaching and mentoring his registrars. He believes in listening to his patients, provides personalised care and evidence-based treatment to his patients to achieve the best possible outcome. He is proficient in several languages, including English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Tamil.

Current Appointments

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon and spine surgeon, Macquarie University Hospital
  • VMO Neurosurgeon – Royal Darwin Hospital

Consultation Locations

  • Macquarie University
  • Burwood
  • Gregory Hills
  • Wamberal
  • Woy Woy


  • English – Fluent
  •  Hindi – Fluent
  • Malayalam – Fluent
  • Tamil – Fluent

Clinical Expertise

  • Cerebrovascular surgery (Treatment of aneurysms AVM’s cavernomas, fistulae)
  • Neuro oncology (Treatment of brain and spinal cord tumours / awake craniotomy)
  • Endoscopic and Open Skull base surgery (Surgery for Pituitary tumours and Vestibular Schwannoma and other nerve sheath tumours, Surgery for Trigeminal Neuralgia)
  • Spine Surgery (Spinal decompressions and fusions)
  • Epilepsy Surgery