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Professor Marcus Stoodley

MBBS (Hons), BMedSc, PhD, FRACS

Prof Marcus Stoodley

Professor Marcus Stoodley is an Australian and internationally trained Neurosurgeon with expertise in neurovascular surgery, including management of aneurysms and vascular malformations. He is an Australian leader in cerebral bypass surgery, especially in the treatment of moyamoya disease and other occlusive disorders.


Prof Stoodley graduated with honours from the University of Queensland Medical School. After completing his neurosurgery training in Australia, he continued with further subspecialty training in vascular neurosurgery at Stanford University and the University of Chicago in the United States.

Prof Stoodley joined Macquarie University and Macquarie Neurosurgery in 2008. Prior to this he worked at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital. In addition to his clinical interests, Professor Stoodley heads a research team at Macquarie University. This is one of the largest neurosurgery research groups in Australasia, with world-leading research efforts in syringomyelia and CSF physiology, and in the development of new treatments for brain AVMs.


This work has attracted over $5 million in research funding, including support from Australia’s major medical research funding body the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) and The Column of Hope; a US-based organisation dedicated to advancing the understanding and treatment of syringomyelia.

Dedicated to ongoing education, he has produced more than 120 publications and supervised over 15 PhD students. A recognised teacher and speaker, Prof Stoodley has delivered over 70 invited lectures at national and international scientific meetings, and in 2012, he was honoured to be awarded the prestigious “John Mitchell Crouch Fellowship” by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons; their premier surgical research award.


Prof Stoodley is recognised internationally for the clinical management of Chiari malformation and syringomyelia, and for cerebral bypass surgery.

Current Appointments

  • Professor of Neurosurgery, Macquarie University
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon, Macquarie University Hospital
  • Honorary Medical Officer, Prince of Wales Hospital
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Baringa Private Hospital
  • Chair, Clinical Leadership Council, Macquarie Health
  • Chair, Neurosurgery Research Committee, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Clinical Expertise

  • Cerebral Bypass Surgery for Moyamoya and other Occlusive diseases)
  • Syringomyelia
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intracranial hypertension
  • Intracranial hypotension (spinal CSF leaks)

Consultation Locations

  • Macquarie University
  • Coffs Harbour
  • Sydney CBD


  • English – Native