Dr Omprakash Damodaran






Areas of Interests

Spine surgery, brain tumour surgery, skull base surgery, general neurosurgery




Sydney Spine Institute
Suite 107/3 Railway Parade


9715 5007


9747 6630




Mater Hospital, Concord General Repatriation Hospital


Dr Damodaran is an Australian trained neurosurgeon, and a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). He is a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA). Dr Damodaran completed a complex spine Fellowship at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne (2015) and was awarded the Asia Pacific Spine Scholarship (2016) and a Spine Fellowship at the Centre for Spine and Orthopedics in Denver, Colorado (2017). 
Dr Damodaran obtained a Master of Surgery from the University of Sydney (2012). His research was on the management of the highly malignant primary brain tumour, glioblastoma multiforme. 

He has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals and continues to have a strong interest in research. He is also Chair of the Neuro-Oncology MDT meeting at Concord Hospital.


1. What neurosurgeons need to know about dabigatran?. Dwyer C, Damodaran O et al. Asian J Neurosurg. 2015 Apr-Jun; 10(2): 66-8

2. Primary intracranial haemangiopericytoma: Comparison of survival outcomes and metastatic potential in WHO grade II and III variants. Damodaran O, Robbins P, Knuckey N, Bynevelt M, Wong G, Lee G. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Apr 9.

3.Clinical management and survival outcomes of gliosarcomas in the era of multimodality therapy. Damodaran O, van Heerden J, Nowak AK, Bynevelt M, McDonald K, Marsh J, Lee G. J Clin Neurosci. 2014 Mar; 21(3): 478-81.

4.Cranial nerve assessment: a concise guide to clinical examination.
Damodaran O, Rizk E, Rodriguez J, Lee G. Clin Anat. 2014 Jan;27(1):25-30.

5.Microscope in modern spinal surgery: advantages, ergonomics and limitations.
Damodaran O, Lee J, Lee G. ANZ J Surg. 2013 Apr;83(4):211-4.

6.Neurosurgical issues related to bevacizumab use in the management of glioblastoma Damodaran O, Nowak et al. Neurosurgery Quarterly .25(2): 255-259, May 2015

7.Bevacizumab related remote intracranial haemorrhages after glioma resection: a cautionary note regarding the safe cessation period. Damodaran O, van Heerden J, Nowak A. Neurosurgery Quarterly. 24(3): 167-169, August 2014.

8.Preoperative sclerotherapy using sodium tetradecyl sulphate (fibro-vein™) can assist in the management of vertebral hemangiomas. Damodaran O, McAuliffe W, Wong G, McCloskey E, Lee G. Global Spine J. 2012 Sep; 2(3): 169-74.

9.Glioneuronal tumour of the fourth ventricle: Surgery complicated by cerebellar mutism in an elderly patient. Damodaran O, Robbins P et al. Neurosurgery Quarterly .2013 May; 23(2): 122-126.

10.Balamuthia amoebic meningoencephalitis and mycotic aneurysms in an infant.
Hill CP, Damodaran O, Walsh P, Jevon GP, Blyth CC. Pediatr Neurol. 2011 Jul; 45(1):45-8.

11.Primary malignant melanoma in the anorectum: an uncommon cancer.
Damodaran O, Morgan A, Mendelsohn G.N Z Med J. 2008 Mar 14; 121(1270): 66-8.

12.Unusually large cystic meningioma in a pregnant patient: A case report. Damodaran O, Khalessi A, and Darwish B, McKecknie .The Internet Journal of Neurosurgery. 2008; Vol 5(1).

13.Delayed Cranioplasty: Outcomes Using Frozen Autologous Bone Flaps. Hng D, Bhaskar I, Khan M, Budgeon C, Damodaran O, Knuckey N, Lee G. Craniomaxillofac Trauma Reconstr. 2015 Sep;8(3): 190-7.