Prof Con Yiannikas
Professor Con Yiannikas is a Clinical Professor of Neurology at Sydney University and a Senior Visiting Neurologist at Royal North Shore and Concord Repatriation General Hospitals.
Prof Yiannikas is director of Inner West Neurology and has longstanding expertise in multiple subspecialty areas of neurology. In particular, he runs clinics specialising in neurophysiology, neuromuscular disease, multiple sclerosis, and movement disorders. He has a strong interest in education and provides postgraduate education in neurophysiology and injectable therapies techniques, and runs a regular national training programme for young injectors. His research interests are broad, and have included the neurophysiological assessment of movement disorders, the clinical applications of botulinum toxin, as well as the origins of evoked potentials and their clinical application in several conditions including multiple sclerosis.
A/Prof James Burrell
A/Prof James Burrell (BA, BSc(Med), MBBS(Hons), PhD, FRACP) is a Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney University and Head of the Neurology Department at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. He has subspecialist expertise in behavioural neurology and clinical neurophysiology, as well as general neurology. In addition to clinical practice, A/Prof Burrell maintains a busy clinical research interest, with research clinics at Concord Hospital as part of a broader research program based at the University of Sydney. His research focuses on the clinical, neuropsychological, neurophysiological, and neuroimaging characteristics of dementias, with a specific aim of improving diagnostic and prognostic markers.
Dr Matt Silsby
Dr Matt Silsby (JP, BMedSc, MBBS(Hons), FRACP) is a specialist Neurologist and Clinical Neurophysiologist. He is a Staff Specialist Neurologist and the Director of Neurophysiology at Westmead Hospital. His expertise includes the diagnosis and treatment of neuromuscular disorders and movement disorders. He is a PhD candidate at the University of Sydney and Westmead Hospital evaluating movement abnormalities, such as tremor and imbalance, associated with neuropathies. He also coordinates the Unit of Study “Applied Clinical Neurophysiology” in the Masters of Medicine Program at the University of Sydney. This research and teaching involves thorough clinical assessments and advanced neurophysiological techniques, which translate to his clinical practice. He also has expertise in the use of injectable therapies for the treatment of neurological disorders including chronic migraine, abnormal movements such as tremor and dystonia, spasticity, and hyperhidrosis.
Dr Rajiv Wijesinghe
Dr Rajiv Wijesinghe is a general neurologist, with expertise in the management of headache, stroke and neuromuscular disorders. He completed his training through Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Hospitals in Sydney. He has received subspeciality training in conducting comprehensive neurophysiological assessments and using injectable therapies for treatment of neurological disorders such as chronic migraine, cervical dystonia and hyperhidrosis.
Dr Laura Rudaks
Dr Laura Rudaks (MBBS, FRACP, MMed) is a Neurologist with particular interest in the diagnosis and management of neuromuscular and neurogenetic disorders. She completed her Neurology training at the Sydney Adventist and Royal North Shore Hospitals. She undertook a fellowship in mitochondrial disorders at Royal North Shore Hospital and a further fellowship in neuromuscular and neurophysiology at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. She has subspecialty training in neurophysiology and injectable treatment for neurologic conditions including chronic migraine, dystonia, spasticity, and hyperhidrosis. Dr Rudaks also consults at the Neurofibromatosis Clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital. She completed a Master of Medicine in Genomics and Precision medicine at the University of Sydney and is a current PhD candidate, undertaking research in advanced genomics for the diagnosis of neurogenetic disorders.
Dr Nathan Pavey
Dr Nathan Pavey (B. Biomedical Sci, MBBS(Hons) FRACP) is a Neurologist and Neurophysiologist, with special interest in the diagnosis and management of neuromuscular disorders. Additionally, he has expertise in the use of injectable therapies for neurological conditions including chronic migraine, hyperhydrosis, spasticity, and dystonia.
Following physician training in Newcastle NSW, he undertook specialist neurology training at Gosford and St George Hospitals, with further subspecialty training in neurophysiology and EMG, neuromuscular disorders and neuroimmunology at Westmead Hospital.
Dr Pavey is part of the multidisciplinary research team at the Brain and Nerve Research Centre, Concord Repatriation General Hospital that engages in furthering the understanding of motor neurone disease and related conditions and facilitates clinical treatment trials. He is currently a PhD candidate at University of Sydney focussing on the investigation of brain and nerve dysfunction in motor neurone disease and related conditions using transcranial magnetic stimulation and novel neurophysiological techniques. He has ongoing involvement in the education and training of medical students and doctors in training.