Dr Damian Amato trained in neurosurgery in Australia. His training also included research into traumatic brain injury at the University of Adelaide, for which he earned a Master of Surgery degree. He then undertook further subspecialty training in the United Kingdom. This consisted of fellowships in skull base neurosurgery and minimally invasive spine surgery at Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge. He is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Princess Alexandra Hospital and Co-director of the Queensland Skull base Unit. Damian is a Visiting Medical Office at the Mater Private Hospital Brisbane as part of the Mater Centre for Neuroscience.
Dr Amato’s special interest areas in cranial neurosurgery, including skull base surgery for tumours such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas. Damian has extensive expertise in advanced endoscopic skull base surgery, including surgery for pituitary tumours and other rare sellar region pathology.