Craig completed his Neurosurgical training, which included a year of clinical research and a Master of Surgery, in 2007.
Neurosurgical training involved rotations through The Alfred Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, St Vincent’s Hospital and The Royal Children’s Hospital. Working at busy Tertiary hospitals, with different patient demographics, has provided Craig with a breadth of neurosurgical experience, ranging from treating life-threatening traumatic brain and spinal injuries, which requires focus under extreme pressure, to managing patients with acute bulging discs and those with chronic spinal degenerative conditions.
Sharing the Knowledge
Through his career, Craig has retained a love of learning new techniques in neurosurgery, particularly with the rise in surgery assistive technology, along with a passion for teaching. Craig completed a Masters of Surgical Education in 2015 with a view to mentoring and teaching the next generation of neurosurgical trainees. This qualification brings various benefits to Craig’s public and private practice.
Teaching the next generation of neurosurgeons requires him to stay up-to-date with the latest advances in neurosurgical techniques and treatments in order to demonstrate, train and supervise neurosurgical trainees.
In 2016, Craig was appointed supervisor in ‘Surgical Education and Training’ by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and continues in this role at Monash Health in Clayton.