Dr Martin Wood

Areas of Expertise

  • Paediatric Neurosurgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Endoscopic Neurosurgery
  • Foetal Neurosurgery for Spina Bifida
  • Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Tumours – of the brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves
  • Spinal Injuries – ruptured discs, sciatica, stenosis, trauma, low back pain, radiculopathy, and spinal cord and nerve root compression
  • Musculoligamentous Spine Injuries
  • Head, Brain, and Skull Trauma
  • Haemorrhagic Stroke
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery


Dr Martin Wood completed his undergraduate training at Aberdeen University in Scotland.  He undertook advanced training in Neurosurgery at The Royal Children’s Hospital and St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, and The Princess Alexandra Hospital and The Mater Children’s Hospital in Brisbane followed by post fellowship training in skull base surgery and hydrocephalus at the Cambridge University Academic Neurosurgery Unit and in paediatric neurosurgery at Hôpital Necker Enfants-Malades in Paris.

Dr Wood is actively involved in medical research and has presented nationally and internationally at scientific meetings and is an author and coauthor of many medical research papers.

Outside of medicine, Dr Wood holds a Commercial Pilot’s Licence and flies his own plane regularly for business and pleasure.  When his feet are on the ground, Dr Wood enjoys cycling and running and has completed marathons in London, Paris, Gold Coast, Sydney, and New York.  He is also Co-Owner and Distiller at Kitty Hawk Distillery in Brisbane.

Current and Previous Positions

  • Consultant Neurosurgeon at Queensland Children’s Hospital, Brisbane
  • Consultant Neurosurgeon at The Mater Private Hospital, Brisbane
  • Director of Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre
  • Senior Lecturer at University of Queensland
  • Member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Member of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery (SMISS)
  • President and Co-Founder of Brainchild Foundation Ltd, a charitable organisation which aims to improve the care and support provided to children with brain and spinal cord tumours


  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery
  • Bachelor of Medical Science
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Neurosurgery
  • American Board of Independent Medical Examiners (A.B.I.M.E.), AMA5
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