Referring to BrizBrain & Spine Surgeons

Referrals can be addressed to either individual surgeons or to BrizBrain & Spine and we will allocate to the most appropriate surgeon.

Our preferred method of receiving referrals is via Medical Objects electronic delivery.

Alternatively, you can send your referral:

ONLINE Fill out our online referral form, here.

FAX:           07 3833 2511


Bowen Hills Medical Specialist Centre

Suite 1, 16 Thompson Street

Bowen Hills, QLD, 4006

BrizBrain & Spine gives you access to leading surgeons who will share their experience and knowledge in an open forum.

All events are complimentary, including food and beverages and include your Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) points. Click here for information on our upcoming events.

Once a year, we also hold our annual weekend CPD Conference, click here to find out more about the next one.

We thank all of our sponsors for their ongoing support, we would not be able to run our extensive CPD Program without them.

BrizBrain & Spine is committed to medical education and is a teaching practice that provides clinical education and training to future and current doctors and other health professionals.

BrizBrain & Spine are affiliated with:

  • The University of Queensland
  • James Cook University
  • Bond University
  • Griffith University

BrizBrain & Spine also holds continuing professional development (CPD) events for general practitioners throughout the year. These CPD events aim to update GPs on brain and spine conditions relevant to the primary care setting. Find out more about our CPD events here.

Research is an important part of medicine and BrizBrain & Spine foster research through our close association with the Newro Foundation. The Newro Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and registered charity seeking to develop new ideas and new research for new hope in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, spinal surgery and the

Newro Foundation Logoneurosciences. Through our extensive research and many clinical trials, it is our goal to improve the treatment and post-operative care of patients so that they can return to a normal life as quickly as possible.

The current research activities of the Newro Foundation are wide-ranging. As well as monitoring our treatment outcomes in our current clinical practice, they are also involved in research in many areas of neurosurgical practice.

Our current interests include Lab researchadvances in the treatment of brain tumours, surgical treatment of movement disorders, treatment of spinal conditions including complex spinal surgery and minimal access spinal/keyhole surgery, as well as skull base conditions such as pituitary tumours and acoustic neuromas.

Please visit the Newro Foundation website for more details.

In 2002, Dr Geoff Askin founded the Paediatric Spine Research Group in conjunction with the Department of Biomedical Engineering at QUT. Now named the Biomechanics and Spine Research Group, this group has been active over the years in the area of both basic and clinical research related to the spine with 101 (internationally peer reviewed) medical journal papers and 10 book chapters having been published.

Dr Terry Coyne is on the advisory board for and leads the clinical team at the Asia-Pacific Centre for Neuromodulation (ACPN) along with Prof Peter Silburn. Together they are performing important research into Deep Brain Stimulation treatment options.


Patient and staff safety is our highest priority at Briz Brain & Spine.

For patients with appointments, if you are suffering any symptoms such as fever, dry cough, sore throat, tiredness or shortness of breath or have recently travelled interstate, overseas or been in contact with someone who has returned from interstate or overseas, or have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please contact our friendly reception team before attending the clinic. A telehealth appointment may be an alternative method of speaking with our surgeons.

Protecting the health of our staff is vital to ensure they can continue to provide great service.  Patients are encouraged to prepay accounts over the phone prior to appointments or via payWave or other contactless payment methods. Patients are also asked to complete the Patient Details Form and sign the Privacy Policy Agreement electronically prior to their appointment. These forms can be found under our Contacts page on the website or by clicking here. Please note, patients are asked to bring only ONE support person to their appointment and maintain appropriate social distances to help reduce the risk of Covid-19 transmission.

During this current outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus we want to assure all of our patients that we will continue to implement procedures to maintain a hygienic clinical environment. This includes:

-          Disinfecting and wiping down all treatment surfaces

-          Regular cleaning of rooms and shared equipment

-          Thorough cleaning of all communal items including reception chairs, tables, door handles, pens and other shared items

-          All staff have access to infection control procedures and training to implement these as necessary

We are carefully monitoring the directions and advice of Queensland Health, the Australian Government Department of Health and the World Health Organization. In the meantime, it is still business as usual and our doors are open.

Briz Brain & Spine wishes to apologise for the inconvenience caused and thanks you for your cooperation and understanding during this unprecedented situation.