Dr Richard Parkinson

Dr Richard Parkinson


Orthopaedics Spine

Contact Information

Waratah Private
02 8382 6470



Chairman, Medical Advisory Committee

Waratah Private Hospital

Dr Richard Parkinson is a Fellowship trained spinal and neurointerventional neurosurgeon. He completed his training in neurosurgery in Sydney then continued his training in the US. Dr Parkinson is the first neurosurgeon in Australia to be trained in Neurointervention, including:

  • percutaneous spinal approaches
  • same day microdiscectomies
  • brain aneurysm treatments

He routinely performs Percutaneous Spinal Fusion surgery and has one of Australia’s largest series.

He has US fellowships from the prestigious Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago, completed under the guidance of the internationally recognised luminary neurosurgeons Professor Richard Fessler and Professor Hunt Batjer.

“The thing I enjoy most about Waratah Private Hospital is the excellent facilities and availability of staff. The facilities are excellent and rapidly improving. Waratah Private is an outstanding private hospital in a developing area.”