Who we are

A highly skilled, collaborative and patient focussed team

The Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre team comprises a world class group of super-specialists who are renowned for their clinical expertise and compassionate patient care.

The team is made up of leading neurosurgeons and neurologists, as well as pain specialists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists and physical therapists.

Each member of our team has been carefully selected for both their specialist skills and interpersonal manner. All of our specialists are patient advocates who seek to empower their patients to make decisions around their care.

Our specialists consult widely, bringing to you a neurosurgery, spine, pain and neurology network of the highest standard.

  • Ben Belling

    Precision Life Training Director

    Personal Trainer, Muay Thai Instructor

    Combining a passion for proven results-driven physical training principles with a customer-service focus, Ben provides precise individualised training guidance guaranteed to reap the most effective, time-efficient personal training you need.

    From the moment Ben could stand he was always on the go. A multitude of sports and recreational activities has produced a rounded training background in a diverse range of both sports-specific and general training practices encompassing such fields as Australian Rules, cricket, tennis, squash, soccer and amateur bodybuilding. His time as a Muay Thai instructor honed his skills further in elite level training concepts and skills.

    Collating his knowledge base acquired from decades of first-hand experience and application of a lifetime of work and play, Ben made his move into personal training to share his passion for everything  health & fitness. Since then Ben has forged his own path of success stories with his focus on achieving goals in line with his client needs and desires. These include fat loss, postural correction, injury rehabilitation, sports specific training, bodybuilding & reshaping, pre-wedding conditioning, pre and post-natal training and pregnancy training.

    Ben happily guides his clients from their initial steps into personal training right through to developing new and exciting challenges for the well-versed in elite training to always make personal training fun and challenging.

  • Professor Richard G. Bittar

    MBBS (Hons), PhD, FRACS

    Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon

    Professor Richard Bittar is a highly qualified Australian neurosurgeon, spinal surgeon and researcher.

    Professor Bittar is a neurosurgeon at Precision Brain Spine & Pain Centre, Royal Melbourne Hospital and also operates at numerous private hospitals in Victoria, including St Vincent’s Private, Melbourne Private, Epworth, Peninsula Private and The Valley Private. His consulting locations are numerous, and include metropolitan and regional locations in Victoria.

    Professor Bittar’s main areas of interest and expertise are complex and keyhole spinal surgery, surgery for brain tumours, and deep brain stimulation. He also established the first and largest contemporary (deep brain stimulation) Psychosurgery program in Australia.

    Professor Bittar completed an elective in neurosurgery at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Houston, USA, and undertook his internship in Sydney. After a further 12 months of medical and surgical rotations he enrolled as a PhD student at the University of Sydney. Most of his research was conducted at the prestigious Montreal Neurological Institute, Canada, and he graduated with a PhD in functional brain mapping in 2001. During this time, Professor Bittar underwent formal postgraduate training in Neurosurgery, culminating in his admission to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He has been appointed a Clinical Professor at Deakin University.

    Professor Bittar travelled to Oxford, UK to undertake a fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, where he also received further training in Complex Spinal Neurosurgery. His time in Oxford was extremely productive. 

    Professor Bittar has published around 50 clinical and scientific papers in peer-reviewed medical journals. He has presented his work in Australia, as well as at international conferences in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He has been awarded several scholarships, fellowships, and other prizes, reflecting the value and quality of his academic and patient-orientated endeavours. Professor Bittar is a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, the World Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, and the Australian Pain Society.

  • Dr Renée Bittar

    BAppSc (Psych) (Honours), Dpsych (Clinical), MAPS

    Managing Director,

    Dr Bittar is the Managing Director of Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre. As a Clinical Psychologist, her interests encompass the treatment of a wide-range of psychological issues and life difficulties including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, stress, personality disorders, emotion regulation problems, and adjustment problems. 

    Having undertaken extensive clinical training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) at The Melbourne Clinic, she has a keen interest in utilising DBT principles and strategies to enhance life quality by improving the skills of individuals and groups in the areas of interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation, attention control, and distress tolerance. Renée has completed a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with her thesis focussing on subjective wellbeing, quality of life and depression. Consequently, she has a special interest in Positive Psychology and the restoration of optimal levels of personal wellbeing. Renée remains actively involved in research on subjective wellbeing and depression as part of the Australian Unity Wellbeing Project at The Australian Centre on Quality of Life (ACQOL).

    Dr Bittar’s background includes senior management experience in the health and fitness industry, and her passion for physical and emotional well-being are critical motivational forces in her current position. She has taken the organisation from a single-specialty, traditional medical model, to an integrated, multidisciplinary organisation which is on a steep and exciting growth trajectory. 

    Dr Bittar’s integral role extends beyond the daily operational and financial management of the organisation, encompassing the evolution of our strategy, development of new and innovative services, shaping the culture of our compassionate and dynamic organisation, as well as playing a pivotal role in the design and project management of our new facilities.

    Dr Bittar’s focus is now on ensuring that Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre continues to grow in its ability to provide much needed pain management services to the community, and becomes the premier outpatient pain program in the Southern Hemisphere.

  • Dr Linda Byrne

    BAppSc (Honours), MPsych, Dpsych

    Psychologist

    Dr Linda Byrne is a psychologist at Precision Brain Spine and Pain Centre. Dr Byrne specialises in the neuropsychological assessment of adults, children and adolescents with psychiatric, neurological, and educational difficulties.

    Dr Byrne has over 15 years of clinical, research and teaching experience in the areas of neuropsychiatric disorders, neurology, brain injury, geriatric medicine and neuropsychological rehabilitation. Currently, Dr Byrne shares her time between Precision Brain Spine and Pain Centre and her work as an academic at Deakin University. Linda has completed a Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology and a PhD in Cognitive Neuropsychology focussing on memory functioning in Schizophrenia. 

    Dr Byrne has recently published a book chapter on neuropsychological assessment of schizophrenia and another on the neuroscientific aspects of eating disorders. 

    Dr Byrne frequently presents her research at the national and international level and provides research and training workshops on psychological assessment.

  • Dr Ann French

    MBBS, FRACP

    Neurologist

    Dr Ann French is a fully qualified Consultant Neurologist. She has expertise in a range of general neurological conditions and has subspecialty interests in neuroimmunology, multiple sclerosis, headache and Botox for chronic migraine.
    She consults from Precision headquarters in Kew. Dr French holds a public appointment at St Vincent's Hospital with senior roles in the Neuroimmunology Clinic and the Multiple Sclerosis Research Unit. She acts as a co-investigator and examining neurologist for several large clinical trials in multiple sclerosis.

    Dr French’s undergraduate medical training was undertaken at Monash University where she was awarded the prestigious Sir John Monash Prize for Academic Excellence.

    Dr French completed her post-graduate training through the Adult Medicine Division of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. She undertook basic physician training in Internal Medicine at St Vincent's Hospital and advanced training in Neurology at St Vincent's and Royal Melbourne Hospitals. Dr French completed her Fellowship in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology at St Vincent's Hospital under the supervision of Dr Mark Paine and Professor Mark Cook.

    Dr French is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists and a full member of the Australian Medical Association.

    Dr French maintains an active interest in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and has been a clinical examiner for the University of Melbourne final year medical students Prize in Neurology. She is an active participant in continuing professional development activities including international conferences and training.

    Dr French is dedicated to providing high quality neurological care with open communication, compassion and sensitivity to cultural and individual patient needs. 

  • Dr Robert Gassin

    MBBS, B(Med)Sc, FAFMM, GDMM, GDPM

    Musculoskeletal & Interventional Pain Management

    Dr Robert Gassin has been consulting in Musculoskeletal Pain Management for the past 16 years. He completed his medical Training at Monash University in 1986. He has since obtained a postgraduate diploma in Musculoskeletal Medicine from Otago University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Pain Medicine from the University of Sydney.

    Dr Gassin is a member of the Australian Association of Musculoskeletal Medicine, the International Spine Intervention Society and of the World Institute of Pain and is a Fellow of the Australasian Faculty of Musculoskeletal Medicine. He has previously been a member of the Clinical Review Panel of the Victorian WorkCover Authority.

    He has had articles, on a variety of musculoskeletal pain topics, published in medical journals, is the author of 3 chapters in the Encyclopedic Reference of Pain and regularly lectures, to general practitioners, on a broad range of Musculoskeletal Pain topics.

    Dr Gassin has a special interest in the management of Musculoskeletal Pain of spinal origin and has expertise in the use of spinal injections and neuromodulation.

  • Leigh Gathercole

    Precision Life

    Certified Personal Trainer, Rehabilitation Trainer, Funtional & Core Conditioning Training, Outdoor Trainer, Boxing Instructor

    Leigh's training style is informed by his passion for sport and athleticism, sport specific training, functional movement and rehabilitation. With his background in a multitude of sports, both playing and coaching, he has come to the realisation that prevention of an injury is always preferable to rehabilitation. As such, Leigh focuses on postural care, and strengthening functional movements to ensure each of his clients train safely and effectively while building stability and strength to guard against injury.

    Leigh also has a passion for the performing arts, being professionally involved as well as a keen spectator; his understanding of human movement with the combination of his experience on stage gives him a dynamic insight to athleticism and strength.

  • Dr Ali Mehr Kian

    MD, FAFRM

    Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist

    Dr Ali Kian Mehr is a fellow of Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFRM) who has long-term experience in management of pain, particularly musculoskeletal pain. He finished his doctorate of medicine in 1996 and his speciality in physical medicine and rehabilitation in 2002.

    After 6 years’ experience in management of musculoskeletal pain, he has been qualified as a fellow of AFRM in 2014. Currently he is a pain fellow with the Faculty of Pain Medicine.

    Dr Ali Kian Mehr prides himself on an excellent bedside manner, thorough
    clinical approach, high level of technical expertise, and strong communication with referring practitioners.

    He provides the highest standard of assessment and treatment with an
    emphasis on accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment strategies using a multidisciplinary approach.
  • Martin Matti

    Precision Life

    Certified Personal Trainer, Remedial Massage Therapist and Boxing Instructor

    Participating furiously in State League Soccer for many years and involving himself in various sporting events, Martin's health, fitness and recovery knowledge is vast. Playing competitively, Martin's soccer career gave him the opportunity to work for a State League Soccer team as their trainer and masseur. Strength, conditioning and recovery is something Martin is very passionate about and leads by good example. Having been interested in sport and fitness from a young age, Martin's enthusiasm is second to none. Martin's passion and desire comes from his clients. Guiding them to reach their maximum potential and giving them the advice to help them lead strong, fit and nutritional lives to the fullest. Seeing their fantastic results is what drives and excites him to produce his best.

    Martin is a firm believer in combining specifically tailored treatments and exercises to nurture and strengthen the body in a holistic manner.

    Martin works with a broad range of clients. Each fitness program is individually personalised and adapted to their lifestyles and fitness needs.

  • Dr Symon McCallum

    MBChB, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA

    Anaesthetist and Pain Specialist

    Dr McCallum studied medicine at the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

    Dr McCallum completed his anaesthetic training at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Following this he completed a Fellowship from the Faculty of Pain Medicine at The Professor Tess Cramond Multidisciplinary Pain Centre where he gained more experience in interventional chronic pain procedures.

    Since then, Dr McCallum has worked in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital Palliative Care Department and the Princess Alexandra Hospital’s Department of Persistent Pain. He has travelled extensively nationally and internationally to learn new interventional pain relieving techniques.

    Dr McCallum has a keen interest in teaching medical students and junior doctors a safe and effective approach to acute and chronic pain management. 

    Dr McCallum’s main areas of expertise are helping patients with chronic pain optimise the benefit from their medications. He thoroughly assesses the patients to give a tailored effective plan to help the patient increase their level of function and be less disabled. He strongly believes in working closely with the patients and their General Practitioners to ensure the needs of people with complex pain problems are met.

    Dr McCallum is actively involved with spinal cord stimulator research so he can provide the most up to date care for his patients.

    Dr McCallum’s interests are: - Interventional Techniques for Spinal Pain and headaches
    - Pharmacological Management of Neuropathic Pain
    - Multidisciplinary pain rehabilitation programme management
    - Safe and effective analgesic prescribing, especially of opioids
    - Taking his daughters to and from ballet lessons.

    Dr McCallum consults widely across Victoria, including at: Kew, Box Hill, Mulgrave, Werribee, Sunshine and Caroline Springs.

  • Joshua McCarthy

    Exercise Physiologist BAppSc, MAppSc

    Exercise Physiologist

    Josh McCarthy completed his studies in 2012 at the University of Canberra. Since graduating he has gained valuable experience running cardiac rehabilitation programs, conducting early postoperative hydrotherapy following spinal, hip and knee surgery, and heading athletic performance at Eastlake Cricket Club.

    Enjoying all aspects of exercise physiology, Josh has a particular interest in pre and post surgical rehabilitation, chronic pain management, and assisting individuals to achieve their goals through lifestyle modification. In 2013 and 2015 he was the recipient of the ‘Exercise Physiologist of the Year’ award in recognition of his commitment to the profession, and his continual desire to provide best practice to his clients. 

    Josh takes a holistic approach to the treatment and management of injuries and chronic conditions utilising various exercise modalities in order to correct biomechanics, improve core stabilisation and develop functional strength for a return to daily activities. Taking a client-centred approach, exercise programs incorporate patient education and self-management skills necessary for optimising on going independence.

  • Dr Katherine McQuillan

    MBBS PHD FRANZCP (CL CERT)

    Psychiatrist

    Dr Katherine McQuillan is a psychiatrist at Precision Brain Spine and Pain Centre, with a particular interest in psychiatric symptoms and disorders arising in the context of other medical conditions.

    Dr McQuillan completed her medical degree at the University of Sydney in 2003, following a Bachelor of Medical Science, with Honours Class I. During her medical degree, she undertook further research in neuroimaging, under the supervision of Professor John Watson (neurologist, Neuropsychology Unit, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital) and Professor Gary Egan (physicist, University of Melbourne and the Howard Florey Institute), leading to a Doctor of Philosophy.

    Dr McQuillan was a junior medical officer at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, before commencing psychiatric training in 2006, within the Central Sydney Area Health Service. Her Advanced Training in psychiatry focussed on Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, an aspect of psychiatry addressing conditions and their management that arise in the context of medical and surgical illnesses. As part of her Advanced Training, she gained experience in the specialities of chronic pain, perinatal psychiatry, eating disorders and addiction disorders.

    In 2011, she was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

    On completion of her psychiatric training, Dr McQuillan worked as a Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and Manly Hospital. Whilst at Manly Hospital, she established a dedicated Consultation-Liaison Service and a Perinatal Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic.

    In 2012, Dr McQuillan moved to Melbourne and commenced working in the Pain and Palliative Care Department, at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute.

  • Dr Meena Mittal

    MBBS, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA

    Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist

    Dr Meena Mittal is a highly qualified and experienced Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist who uses a compassionate and multidisciplinary approach for the care of her patients.

    Dr Mittal completed her medical degree at the University of Melbourne, followed by an Anaesthetics Fellowship at the Alfred Hospital. Recognising the importance of acute and chronic pain management and the impact it had on quality of life of patients, Dr Mittal went on to achieve an additional fellowship in Pain Medicine.

    Dr Mittal is passionate about pain medicine and patient care. Dr Mittal brings an innate ability to relate to patients and colleagues alike. She aims to provide comprehensive care, whilst placing paramount importance on improving the daily functioning of every patient.

    Dr Mittal's current consultation locations include Kew and Glen Iris. 

  • Justin Moar

    BPhysiotherapy

    Physiotherapist

    Justin is an experienced physiotherapist, graduating from La Trobe University in 1995.  Since then, he has developed a special interest in helping people with back, neck and shoulder pain. Since 2000 he has worked closely with spinal surgeons, pain physicians and psychologists, contributing to his broad understanding and expertise the in management of back and neck pain and other complex pain problems.   

    Justin’s areas of professional interest include back pain, sciatica, neck and neck related headaches and shoulder pain and upper limb pain. He is also experienced in post-op rehabilitation following discectomy and spinal fusion surgery.

    Justin utilises a number of treatment modalities including soft tissue therapy, spinal mobilisation, and dry needling as well as prescribing tailored exercise programs ranging from home or workplace stretching programs, posture and core control exercises, to clinic or gym-based functional conditioning programs. 

    Justin strives to provide thoughtful and honest advice based on carefully listening and thorough assessment of your individual problems.

  • Tom Perkins

    BA(Psych)(Hons), PhD

    Research Fellow

    Tom is a research fellow at Precision Brain Spine and Pain Centre with an interest in neuroimaging and behavioural neuroscience. In 2014, Tom completed his PhD in psychology, holding both APA and publication scholarships. 

    His dissertation focused upon brain function and structure in autism spectrum disorders. He frequently presents research at both national and international conferences, and has actively published several research articles in international journals. 

    At Precision, Tom is extending his research to examine the efficacy of pain management programs in patients with chronic pain, and the effectiveness of technologies such as deep brain stimulation, and spinal cord stimulation for health conditions such as Tourette’s, obsessive compulsive disorder and chronic pain.  

  • Georgina Speak

    BAppSc (Honors), Mpsych (Clinical)

    Psychologist

    Georgina Speak is a Psychologist at Precision Brain Spine and Pain Centre and Precision Ascend. She has experience working in various psychological settings including hospitals, schools and community services. She has worked with children and adults with a wide range of psychological presentations including anxiety, depression, chronic pain, relationship issues, stress, emotion regulation problems and adjustment problems. Georgina has completed a Masters in Psychology (Clinical) and is currently completing her Clinical Registrar program. Georgina’s Honors thesis focused on identity and breast cancer survivorship and her Master’s thesis focused on identity development in adults with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia. Consequently, she has a special interest in pain, identity and personal wellbeing.
  • Dr Richard Sullivan

    MBChB, FANZCA, FFPMANZCA

    Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist

    Dr Richard Sullivan is a Pain Medicine Specialist and Specialist Anaesthetist at Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre.  He has an interest in post surgical pain and neuromodulation.  

    He was recently the head of the acute and interventional pain service at Peter MacCallum Hospital in East Melbourne where he maintains an ongoing clinical role.  His focus is now in clinical practice, research and advancing neuromodulation therapies in the private sector where he sees patients with a diverse range of conditions including post surgical pain syndromes in non cancer patients and cancer survivors.  

    His professional appointments include Victorian Director of the Australian Pain Society, Chair of the Scientific Committee, Australian and New Zealand Neuromodulation Society and a number of pharmaceutical and medical device advisory boards.  

    He is a national and international guest speaker for numerous specialist Colleges and Faculties.

  • Dr Swee Tan

    MBBS (Hons), FRACP

    Neurologist

    Dr Swee Teng Tan, is a consultant neurologist at Precision Brain Spine and Pain Centre, with expertise in assessment and treatment of a broad range of neurological conditions, and a special interest in headache, Parkinson’s disease and cognitive disorders.

    Dr Tan prides himself on treating patients with respect and compassion. He takes a meticulous approach to clinical assessment and uses thorough communication with patients and referring practitioners.

    Dr Tan specialises in treating; headaches and migraine, stroke, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, tremor and movement disorders, cognitive impairment and dementia, multiple sclerosis, and spinal cord, nerve and muscle disorders.

    Dr Tan completed his medical training at The University of Melbourne. He is a Fellow of The Royal Australian College of Practitioners (Neurology) and has completed a Fellowship in Neurology at the Royal Free Hospital, London

    Dr Swee Tan also speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese, and consults from a variety of locations including: Kew, Glen Iris, Box Hill and Mornington Peninsula.

  • Professor Peter Teddy

    DPhil, FRACS, FFPMANZCA

    Neurosurgeon and Pain Specialist

    Professor Teddy is a Senior Neurosurgeon at Precision Brain Spine and Pain Centre and The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He also consults and operates at several private hospitals including Melbourne Private Hospital Linacre Private Hospital, and Masada. He is Professorial Fellow in Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at Melbourne University.

    A New Zealand national, Professor Teddy was educated in the UK, entering the University of Oxford Medical School as a Hobson Memorial Scholar and winning the Radcliffe Infirmary Prizes in both Medicine and Surgery before graduating in 1973.

    Prior to completing his clinical studies he undertook, as a Medical Research Council Scholar, a three-year period of research culminating in the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at Oxford. This work was conducted in the Department of The Regius Professor of Medicine working in the field of neurotransmitters in the brain.

    Professor Teddy gained FRCS (Eng) in 1977 and his post-Fellowship neurosurgical training was based predominantly in the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Radcliffe Infirmary, but with time spent at Groote Schuur Hospital in Cape Town and a highly prized, lengthy secondment to the Universitaetsspital, Zurich, working closely with the world-renowned neurosurgeon Professor Gazi Yasargil.

    Appointed consultant neurosurgeon in Oxford in 1981, he gained vast experience in virtually all areas of neurosurgical practice and developed sub-specialist interests in the neurosurgical treatment of intractable pain, functional (mainly spinal) neurosurgery, intrinsic tumours of the spinal cord, and neurosurgical sequelae of spinal cord injury. He became Head of the Department of Neurological Surgery in the late 1990s.

    At various times he also was Director of Clinical Studies at the Oxford Medical School, Examiner in Neurosurgery for the Intercollegiate Board of the Colleges of Surgeons, Director of Neuroscience at The Radcliffe Infirmary, Assistant Editor of the British Journal of Neurosurgery, and was made Senior Research Fellow at his College, St Peter’s.

    Professor Teddy moved to Melbourne in 2004 and was almost simultaneously awarded FRACS and Fellowship of The Faculty of Pain Medicine, ANZ College of Anaesthetists in 2005 as well as Emeritus Fellow at St Peter’s College.

    Aside from general neurosurgical practice, he fulfils an active role in teaching undergraduates and neurosurgical trainees and is Supervisor of Training for the Faculty of Pain Medicine in the College of Anaesthetists. He is also a member of the Editorial Committee for The Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.

    Professor Teddy is a world-authority on the neurosurgical treatment of pain, including: Facial pain and headaches, spinal problems and neuropathic pain

    He brings a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience which is delivered in a compassionate fashion.

  • Anca Vereen

    Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist APD, AN

    Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist

    Anca Vereen is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist with a background in psychology. Anca is passionate about creating lasting health that is personalised to your mental, emotional, behavioural and nutritional needs and goals.

    As a holistic practitioner she combines expert nutrition knowledge with practical counselling techniques to identify your unique needs and tailor specific recommendations that suit your circumstances. Her skills are also complemented by the use of the latest technological advances like body composition analysis and genetic testing.

    Take advantage of Anca’s strong evidence-based approach and benefit from modern assessment techniques that remove the guesswork and gives you a more complete and accurate understanding of your state of health.

  • Dr Gavin Weekes

    FCARCSI, FFPMCAI, FIPP, FFPMANZCA, MSc.

    Pain Specialist

    Dr Weekes is an extensively trained Pain Specialist and Anaesthetist. He holds special interest in the area of chronic spinal pain, neuropathic pain, complex regional pain syndrome and neuromodulation.

    His chronic pain training has involved residencies and fellowships in multiple specialist pain centres in Europe and Australia. He holds three pain fellowship exams obtained from Australia, Europe and USA. Dr Weekes has also published several scientific articles in his specialist area and has presented his research internationally.

    Dr Weekes has been awarded multiple clinical and research prizes in the field of Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine. He has been actively involved in the training of post graduate doctors in preparation for fellowship examinations.

    He provides the highest standard of assessment and treatment with an emphasis on accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment strategies using a multidisciplinary approach.

    Dr Weekes currently consults in Epping, Kew, Knox, Berwick and North Melbourne. 
  • Jon Wicklein

    Business Development Manager

    Precision Brain, Spine and Pain Centre

    Jon has had over 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry both in Pharmacy & General Practice. He was the General Manager for Complete Pharmacy Solutions and grew the market in South Australia & Northern Territory from 0 to 55% over a 10 year period before selling the business. In more recent times Jon has work in senior management for companies like Pharmasol, Hexal, & ResSleep and worked as a Senior Representative for MSD Pharmaceuticals.

    Throughout Jon's career his success has been due to building strong relationships and delivering a high level of customer service. He is a dynamic, results-driven professional with a record of achievement and demonstrates success in driving million-dollar revenue growth while providing sales leadership in highly competitive markets.

    Jon is passionate about education and promotion of quality products and services and strongly believes in supporting those which assist and improve the quality of life. Jon also has given of his time to volunteer in organizations such as The Rural Fire Brigade (NSW) and State Emergency Service (Vic) .