Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery

Dr Mark J. Winder

BAppSc, MBBS (Hons), MS, FRACS

Neurosurgeon & Spine Surgeon


Dr Mark J. Winder is an Australian trained Neurosurgeon, a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA). He specialises in Minimally invasive Neurosurgery of the Brain and Spine.


He attained his medical degree at the University of Sydney and completed his Neurosurgical Training throughout some of Australasia’s finest Hospitals, whilst concurrently completing a Master of Surgery at the University of Sydney. He completed further subspecialist training in North America where he underwent a dedicated twelve month Combined Spinal Fellowship at the University of Calgary, with a specific focus on Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery and Spinal Fusions.

Upon completion of the Australasian Neurosurgical Fellowship, Dr Winder was selected for a Minimally Invasive Skull Base Fellowship at the Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Swedish Science Foundation in Seattle, Washington, USA. He was mentored by some of North America’s finest skull base neurosurgeons, with a specific focus on endoscopy, pituitary, skull base and brain tumours.


Dr Winder is a Consultant Neurosurgeon at St Vincent’s Hospital operating at St Vincent’s Public and Private Hospitals and at St Luke’s Hospital. He is the Director of Clinical Training for Neurosurgical Trainees at St Vincent’s and is actively involved in current evidence–based research. He is a  conjoint lecturer at UNSW and the University of Notre Dame and is  involved in the teaching of Medicine.


Areas of Specialty include:

  • Minimally invasive spine surgery
  • Lumbar Disc Replacements
  • Cervical Disc Replacements
  • Endoscopic Skull Base Tumour Resection - Pituitary, Meningiomas, Craniopharyngiomas, Chordomas
  • Cranial Surgery - Minimally Invasive