Dr Jason McMillen is an Australian trained neurosurgeon with a longstanding commitment to providing quality health care to Queensland. He graduated from medical school in Queensland, and undertook specialty neurosurgery training in hospitals around Australia, including Adelaide, Townsville, Melbourne and Brisbane. He completed research into minimally invasive spinal techniques during this period. He was awarded his Fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in adult and paediatric neurosurgery and spine surgery. After completing his neurosurgical training, he undertook a substantial period of further post fellowship training at the prestigious Cambridge University Addenbrooke’s Hospital in the United Kingdom, specialising in cerebrovascular surgery and neurotraumatology.
Since returning from the United Kingdom, Dr McMillen has worked as a consultant neurosurgeon at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, where he held the position of Director of Neurosurgery. He is involved in the training and supervision of advanced neurosurgical trainees for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is a Senior Lecturer in the University of Queensland School of Clinical Medicine, and is active in ongoing education and research through the University of Queensland and research facilities and at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Dr McMillen consults at the Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre at the Mater Centre for Neuroscience, and conducts a regular outreach clinic at the Mater Private Hospital in Rockhampton. He is available for telehealth consultations.
Dr McMillen has particular expertise in the complex area of cerebrovascular surgery, including the surgical management of brain aneurysms and arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). He can offer a full multi-disciplinary assessment and all treatment options for these conditions at the Mater Centre for Neuroscience, unique in the private healthcare sector in Queensland. Dr McMillen’s other areas of expertise are cranial and spinal neurosurgery including minimally invasive spinal surgery and neuro-oncology. He is trained in advanced brain tumour surgery techniques including fluorescence guided tumour resection. Along with other surgeons at the Brisbane Clinical Neuroscience Centre, Dr McMillen is expert in minimally invasive spinal surgical techniques, recognising the significant advantages to his patients of reduced pain and earlier recovery. Of course, Dr McMillen is trained in all areas of neurosurgical care, including the management of pain syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia, hydrocephalus, and peripheral nerve conditions.