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A/Prof Timothy Steel

Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon

02 8382 6754 Darlinghurst
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about A/Prof Timothy Steel

Dr Timothy Steel is a leading neurosurgeon and spine surgeon in Sydney with more than 18 years experience as a consultant neurosurgeon. He underwent 10 years of surgical training after his internship at some of the finest hospitals in Australia, the United States of America and England.

Much of his time as a neurosurgeon has been spent at the leading edge of spine surgery in Australia, helping people attain a better quality of life. His meticulous approach to surgery and specialised individual patient care has established his international reputation.

Dr Steel has performed more than 7,000 minimally invasive neurosurgical spinal operations, more than 2,000 complex spine instrumentation operations and has performed more than 2,000 brain surgeries to date. He was the first surgeon in the world to perform ultra short segment fusion surgery for unstable spine fractures.


  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Brain and pituitary tumour surgery
  • Endoscopic neurosurgery
  • Complex and multidisciplinary spine pathology
  • Sports injuries
  • Pain surgery
  • Peripheral nerve surgery




  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons ( F.R.A.C.S.), 1996
  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer University of New South Wales (UNSW), 2002
  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) Sydney University, 1986
  • USA medical certification (ECFMG), 1992
Current Positions
  • Chairman and Head of Department of Neurosurgery – St Vincents Hospital
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon – St Vincents Hospital
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon – Concord Hospital
  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer – University of New South Wales
Training/Education Roles
  • Supervisor of Spine Surgery Fellowship Training – St Vincents Hospital
  • Supervisor of Spine Surgery Research Programme – St Vincents Hospital
  • Senior Lecturer (Conjoint) – University of New South Wales
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA)
  • The Spine Society of Australasia (SSA)
  • Australian Medical Association (AMA)
  • NSW Neurosurgical Association
  • North American Spine Society (NASS)

contact A/Prof Timothy Steel

02 8382 6754

02 8382 6750

02 8382 6764

Ste 1405, Lvl 14, St Vincent's Private Hosp, 406 Victoria St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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