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Prof Kate Drummond


Prof Kate Drummond


Professor Kate Drummond, graduated from the University of Sydney in 1988 and trained in Neurosurgery in Sydney and Melbourne. She furthered her training with both clinical and research fellowships in Neuro-oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard University in Boston. She was awarded an MD from the University of Melbourne in 2008. She is Director of Neurosurgery at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Head of Central Nervous System Tumours for the VCCC Parkville Precinct.

Her chief research and clinical interests are in the biology and clinical management of brain tumours. She has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, many book chapters and is frequently invited to speak nationally and internationally. She serves on a number of national cancer and brain tumour professional and patient groups.

In 2019 she was awarded Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to medicine, particularly in the field of neuro-oncology and community health.

A/Prof Drummond aims to provide the highest standards and spinal surgery and of compassionate and informed care for all of her patients


Professor Drummond is Neurosurgery Editor of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience and Chief Examiner in Neurosurgery for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She is Deputy-Chair of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Section of Women in Surgery, and has received the RACS Medal for Services to RACS.


Prof Drummond's  expertise and interest include: 

  • Biology and clinical management of brain tumours
  • Hydrocephalus 
  • Spinal surgery
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Royal Parade, Parkville 3052