Wesley Thevathasan

Dr Thevathasan undertook his medical degree and neurological training in Melbourne. He then further specialised in movement disorders and deep brain stimulation at the National Hospital, Queen Square, London and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford. He was appointed honorary consultant neurologist at Oxford where he managed the deep brain stimulation of hundreds of patients. After helping develop a new form of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease (PPN DBS), he received a doctorate from the University of Oxford. Dr Thevathasan currently holds an NHMRC research fellowship and project grant to advance the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation. He sits on international committees creating guidelines for DBS. He guides DBS implantation at major public hospitals in Melbourne (RMH, Austin, St Vincents) and consults privately at Cabrini Hospital (Malvern) and Melbourne Private Hospital (Parkville).