It is with great pleasure that we announce Dr Brindha Shivalingam has been appointed as the Director of Neurosurgery Services at Chris O’Brien Lifehouse.
Brindha describes her philosophy: ” Any ailment that threatens the essence of who we are, is the most frightening of all. I endeavour to be there for my patients, not only as a skilled surgeon in the operating room, but also to support them emotionally through this difficult time in their lives. I believe healing requires the skill and knowledge of the surgeon as well as the determination of the patient. We are therefore partners in this journey.”
Brindha has been a leader in neurosurgical research as well as a senior surgeon at RPA. She has a special interest in Neuro-oncology and skull-base tumour surgery.
When asked why she studied neurosurgery, Brindha explained that she’s always had a fascination for the complexity of the brain. This became clear when she was introduced to neurosurgery as a medical student, stating that she was in awe. “It was my dream and is my passion.”