A founding member of BrizBrain & Spine, Dr Richard Kahler is a specialist neurosurgeon adept in all conditions requiring cranial surgery and spinal surgery. Born and raised in Queensland, he completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland. His neurosurgical training was attained in Townsville, Brisbane, Perth and the United Kingdom.
On returning from the United Kingdom at the end of 2000, he was appointed to the Royal Brisbane Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital as a Visiting Medical Officer, Specialist Neurosurgeon. Shortly thereafter he established BrizBrain. In 2005 he merged with Dr Tomlinson and Dr Coyne, his co-founders, to establish BrizBrain & Spine as the face of modern neurosurgical care in Queensland.
Dr Kahler is fully trained in all aspects of neurosurgical care. Modern neurosurgery exploits the latest technological and medical advances and Dr Kahler is at the cutting edge of minimally invasive surgical techniques and the utilisation of computer-guided surgery.
As well as an interest in cranial surgery including neuro-oncology, neurovascular surgery, endoscopic neurosurgery and skull-base surgery, Dr Kahler has specialist training in spinal surgery. He honed his skills and developed new techniques during 12 months of advanced training at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol, United Kingdom. This training was specifically directed at complex and computer-guided spinal surgery. He was also involved in the research of spinal artificial disc surgery and Dr Kahler continues to focus on these techniques as well as minimal access ‘keyhole’ spinal surgery.
He continues to advance his skills in all areas of neurosurgery and spinal surgery.
Dr Kahler is a member of the Queensland Audit of Surgical Mortality (QASM), the Spine Society, The Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA) and The Neurosurgical Society of Queensland (NSQ).
Dr Kahler is also an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine Bond University and Senior Lecturer at Griffith University.