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Professor Behzad Eftekhar


Prof Behzad Eftekhar

Professor Behzad Eftekhar is an Australian and internationally trained Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon. His expertise includes brain tumour and spinal surgery, with a special interest in cerebrovascular pathologies including aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm.


Professor Eftekhar graduated from the University of Tehran, Iran in 1991 before completing his neurosurgical training in 1995. During his academic career at Tehran University, he was awarded the position of Clinical Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and went on to obtain his Master of Public Health from the School of Public Health, Tehran University in 2003.

Prof Behzad Eftekhar

In 2006 he migrated with his family to Australia and furthered his Australasian neurosurgical experience at the Royal Hobart Hospital, Tasmania; Sir Charles Gardiner and the Royal Perth Hospitals, Perth; and Dunedin Hospital, New Zealand.


In 2009, Professor Eftekhar was awarded fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and then continued with further subspecialty training in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery under the mentorship of Professor Michael Morgan AO at Macquarie University Hospital in NSW.


Professor Eftekhar is a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia and Australian Medical Association and has a strong academic interest which has resulted in the publication of over 50 peer-reviewed papers.


He is committed to the education of the next generation of surgeons and is a Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Sydney, and Clinical Associate Professor at Macquarie University.

Current Appointments

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, Macquarie University Hospital
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, Nepean Hospital
  • Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery, The University of Sydney, Nepean Clinical School, SMS, FMH
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University


Clinical Expertise

  • Tumour and Spinal Surgery
  • Aneurysms
  • Arteriovenous Malformations
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Hemifacial Spasm

Consultation Locations

  • Macquarie University
  • Bathurst
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Nepean