Neurological Foundation Southern Chair in Neurosurgery
ABOUT THE CHAIR IN NEUROSURGERY
**** Belgian neurosurgeon Professor Dirk De Ridder took up his post in February as the Neurological Foundation PROFESSOR OF Neurosurgery after a hugely successful public fundraising campaign ****
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In 2010, the government overturned its decision to centralise all neurosurgical services to Christchurch, after thousands fought publicly to retain the life-saving service here. Dunedin is now part of a two-hub South Island Neurosurgical Service.
THE ROLE OF THE CHAIR IN NEUROSURGERY
The Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery is a unique position - showing the true power of collaboration.
The Neurological Foundation, Otago University and Dunedin Hospital have joined forces to ensure Dunedin and Southland - indeed the whole South Island - benefit from a comprehensive neurosurgical service through this professorial position.
The successful candidate will:
LEAD the country's first academic neurosurgery unit, conducting vital research into diseases and disorders of the brain and nervous system.
TEACH a new generation of neurosurgeons - making Otago University an essential destination for the study of neurosurgery.
WORK with the team of neurosurgeons based at Dunedin Hospital - dealing with a range of acute cases.
BE INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED in neurosurgery.
RAISING FUNDS FOR THE CHAIR IN NEUROSURGERY CAMPAIGN
The Neurological Foundation worked hard to raise over $3 million in 2012 to fund this critical position in perpetuity.
It's vital we not only lock in these essential neurosurgical services in the South - but also grow them. The Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery is a key part of ensuring this bright future.
For more information on the Neurological Foundation Chair in Neurosurgery, visit the campaign website.