Dr Michael Biggs

Dr Michael Biggs - Neurosurgeon MBBS, FRACS

Dr Michael Thomas Biggs – OAM, MBBS, FRACS, MBA, AMA(M)

Dr Biggs is a Neurosurgeon specialising in brain tumours; base of skull tumours including meningioma and acoustic neuroma; treatment of trigeminal neuralgia and hemifacial spasm; spinal surgery; and peripheral nerve surgery including carpal tunnel release, ulnar nerve decompression, meralgia paraesthetica, common peroneal nerve palsy, brachial plexus reconstruction and neurogenic tumours (schwannomas and neurofibromas).

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Dr Biggs was born in Oxford England to Australian parents studying at Oxford University. He attended Sydney University graduating MBBS in January 1985. Having chosen and been selected to train in Neurosurgery, he underwent advanced neurosurgical training at St Vincents, Royal North Shore and Prince of Wales Hospitals in Sydney. At the completion of his training he undertook overseas fellowships in Toronto, Pittsburgh, Phoenix and New Orleans, where he refined his skills in Base of Skull Surgery, Microvascular Decompression and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, working with legends in the world of neurosurgery (Professors Sekhar, Janetta, Spetzler and Kline).

On returning to Sydney he took up a consultant Neurosurgical appointment at Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital in September 1993. Dr Biggs established the Neurosurgical Unit at North Shore Private Hospital when the Hospital opened in July 1998, and was Head of Department of Neurosurgery from July 1998 until April 2015. During this time the Neurosurgical Unit grew to now having 9 Neurosurgeons performing 1500 operations per year.

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Dr Biggs has represented his profession as Neurosurgical representative on the Claims Committee and member of the Medical Council at United Medical Protection (now AVANT) from January 1998 to December 2003, as Neurosurgical representative on the NSW State Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons from August 1998 to August 2000. He has been past Chairman of the North Shore Private Hospital Medical Advisory Committee, and Patient Care Review Committee. In April 2015 he was appointed the inaugural Director of Medical Services at North Shore Private, Castlecrag Private, and Hunters Hill Private Hospitals. This part time role continued until April 2017. Throughout this time Dr Biggs continued to maintain a busy Neurosurgical Practice.

Dr Biggs has just completed a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at La Trobe University.

Dr Biggs now operates at North Shore Private Hospital, the Mater Hospital, Northern Beaches Hospital, and Brisbane Waters Private Hospital.

He is a founding member of The Brain Cancer Group, formerly Sydney Neuro Oncology Group (SNOG), a group dedicated to raising money for Brain Cancer research, education and patient/carer support. To date, over $10 million has been raised since SNOG was incorporated as a tax deductible registered charity. Dr Biggs continues to undertake research projects and publish in Australian and International Journals.

Specialties:

– Microvascular Decompression

– Base of Skull Tumours

– Brain Tumours

– Spinal Surgery

– Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Memberships & Research:

– Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

– Neurosurgical Society of Australasia

– Australian Medical Association

– International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement

– The Brain Cancer Group

Certifications:

– Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, University of Sydney

– Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

– Masters of Business Administration, La Trobe University

– Order of Australia June 2019

Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
The Sydney Neuro-Oncology Group
The University of Sydney