Dr Martin Wood trained in neurosurgery in Australia before travelling to undertake further subspecialty training in Europe. This consisted of fellowships in skull base neurosurgery in Cambridge, United Kingdom and paediatric neurosurgery in Paris. He is a consultant neurosurgeon at Queensland Children’s Hospital, Mater Children’s Private Brisbane and Mater Private Hospital Brisbane as part of the Mater Centre for Neuroscience.
Dr Wood has pioneered the use of minimally invasive techniques for spinal surgery since the early 2000s and has taught extensively on these techniques in Australia and internationally. Dr Wood performed Australia’s first interuterine sugery for spina bifida. He has a subspecialty interest in surgery for tumours of the skull base such as acoustic neuromas and meningiomas and he is a paediatric neurosurgeon at the Queensland Children’s Hospital. Dr Wood is proud to be co-founder and the chairman of the Brainchild Foundation, a children’s brain tumour charity.