Australasian trained Neurosurgeon, with a passion for neurosurgery and spinal (deformity, degenerative, trauma and tumour) surgery. I obtained my medical degree through the University of Newcastle before completing Neurosurgical specialist training with positions in Sydney (Liverpool Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital), Newcastle (John Hunter Hospital and Kaleidoscope Children’s Hospital) and Auckland (Auckland City Hospital and Starship Children’s Hospital)
Fellowships were completed in complex adult and paediatric spinal surgery at The Royal Adelaide Hospital Spinal Unit and Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. I also undertook a fellowship in paediatric scoliosis surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University in 2016. In 2015 I was awarded a Post Fellowship Education Training qualification by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Paediatric Neurosurgery; completed at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney.
These qualifications led to my working as a neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon at Westmead Children and Adult ‘s Hospitals, Sydney. Whilst there I was also the Head of Paediatric Neurosurgery; before relocating to Adelaide with my family. I have previously held neurosurgery and spinal appointments in Wellington, New Zealand and Newcastle, NSW.
Additionally, I am involved in neurosurgical, spinal, trauma and surgical communication education with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). I am both a EMST (Emergency Management of Severe Trauma) and TIPS (Training in Professional Skills) lecturer, and was the Supervisor of Training whilst at Westmead. I also hold a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology (with Distinction), majoring in Health Economics.
In 2015 I was selected to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s Younger Fellows Board and have also been involved in Rotary aid work in Papua New Guinea.
Website: http://www.spine.com.au/surgeons/dr-catherine-cartwright/?tab=info2016Paediatric Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis FellowshipNew York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical CentreNY, USA2014Paediatric Neurosurgery FellowshipPostgraduate Fellowship Education Training – Accredited with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and The Neurosurgical Society of AustralasiaWestmead Children’s HospitalSydney, NSW2013Neuro-oncolgy, Neuro-endoscopic and Minimally Invasive FellowshipCentre for Minimally Invasive NeurosurgeryPrince of Wales Private HospitalSydney, NSW2013Neuro-Orthopaedic Spinal FellowshipSpinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and TraumaRoyal Adelaide Hospital, St Andrew's Hospital and Women's and Children's HospitalAdelaide, SA