Dr Wayne Ng
Dr Wayne Ng is a neurosurgeon at Gold Coast University Hospital, Gold Coast Private Hospital and the Spine Centre. He also holds an academic position with Griffith University. Brain and spine surgeries form a large part of his clinical practice. He originally obtained a Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Queensland in 1999, and then went on to graduate from the University of Queensland Medical School in 2003.
He subsequently completed neurosurgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2017 having obtained experience in New Zealand, Queensland and Victoria. During his neurosurgical training he also completed a Ph.D in neuro-oncology with the University of Melbourne focusing on cancer stem cells. During his doctoral studies he was able to establish a preclinical brain cancer stem cell model for testing new cancer therapies. During his time in Melbourne, he also established research collaborations with the University of Melbourne Stem Cell Laboratory with work on neural stem cells and their role in Friedreich’s cerebellar ataxia. His neurosurgical expertise was leveraged to assist in developing a rodent spinal model for this condition. In 2017, he undertook further training at the Austin hospital in Melbourne where he worked and trained with clinicians in Victoria’s spinal injuries and epilepsy units.
In 2018, he completed a fellowship in skull base pathologies through the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh) and the Manchester Centre for Clinical Neurosciences. He is currently involved in brain and spinal clinical research.