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 Princess Alexandra Hospital and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane as part of the Mater Centre for Neuroscience.
Dr Amato’s special interest areas in cranial neurosurgery include skull base surgery for tumours such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas, pituitary surgery and other endoscopic anterior skull base surgery. Dr Amato is the co-chair of the Queensland Skull Base Unit and a senior member of the Princess Alexandra Hospital pituitary multidisciplinary team. Dr Amato has large minimally invasive spine surgery practice. Other areas of interest include trigeminal neuralgia and endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery. He is proud to be a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland.