Dr Andrew Zacest (Neurosurgeon)

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Dr Andrew Christian Zacest
Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery 1995
FRACS 1995
Scientist - Researcher - Academia
Medical Specialties

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Dr Andrew Zacest was appointed Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in August 2008 and Clinical Associate Professor of the University of Adelaide in 2010. Having schooled in Adelaide at St Ignatius College, he received his medical degree from the University of Adelaide. He went on to train in Neurosurgery at the Royal Adelaide, Royal Prince Alfred and Westmead Hospitals and was awarded the Fellowship in Neurosurgery in 2007. As part of his training he completed a Masters of Surgery thesis entitled “Substance P in Traumatic Brain Injury” under the supervision of Professor Bob Vink and was one of the first neurosurgical trainees in Australia to be awarded a Pain Fellowship by examination though the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. His post fellowship training was with Professor Kim Burchiel in Portland, Oregon, USA specializing in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery. He is a recipient of the John Lowenthal Surgical Research Prize, a CONROD RACS and the Stuart Morson Neurosurgical Scholarships. His neurosurgical interests include all applications of functional neurosurgery including neurosurgery for pain, deep brain stimulation, radiosurgery, epilepsy, brain tumours and general neurosurgery.

Hospital Affiliations
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Affiliated Clinics
QE Specialist Centre
Affiliated Organisations
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Affiliated Universities
University of Adelaide
Children Surgery
Cranial Surgery
Spine Surgery

Practice Locations


Royal Adelaide Hospital
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000 
08 8222 5232
02 9845 5000
Wakefield Hospital
Level 1
270 Wakefield St
Adelaide SA 5000 
08 8405 3308
08 8359 2539
QE Specialist Centre
35 Woodville Road
Woodville South SA 5011 
08 8244 4105
08 8243 2766