Dr Eric Guazzo

Dr Eric Guazzo has unrestricted registration with the National Medical Board of Australia as a specialist neurosurgeon and is credentialed to practice in general neurosurgery, spinal neurosurgery and paediatric neurosurgery. His current scope of practice includes the management of the full range of emergency and elective conditions within this surgical discipline. After completing his neurosurgery training in Brisbane and Melbourne he furthered his training and clinical experience during four years at the University of Cambridge Academic Department of Neurosurgery UK. Since returning to Townsville he has been in mixed public and private practice and holds the position of senior visiting neurosurgeon at the Townsville Hospital where he is the Director of the Department of Neurosurgery for the North Queensland Region. 

Dr Eric Guazzo is active in medical, nursing and allied health undergraduate and postgraduate education.  He holds the appointment as Associate Professor at the James Cook University medical School and has served on the Surgical Education and Training Board of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons and is currently an examiner for the fellowship in neurosurgery. His research interests are in the management of traumatic head injury and spinal cord injury and repair, the latter the subject of his research doctorate.

Dr Eric Guazzo has been a member of the Q Comp Neurology/Neurosurgery Medical Specialty Assessment Tribunal since July 1998 and has the current appointment of Deputy Chair. He has received training in the application of the American Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment and has completed the requirements of the American Board of Independent Examiners for Certified Independent medical Examiner status.  In June 2013 Dr Guazzo was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to medicine and neurosurgery. He is also a member of The Townsville Hospital and Health Service Board.

His medical qualifications include:

  • Medical degree from the University of Queensland (MBBS,1982)
  • Fellowship in Neurosurgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS,1991)
  • Fellowship in Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons of England (FRCS,1992)
  • Medical Doctorate from the University of Queensland (MD, 2001)
  • Advanced Diploma in Business Management (2010)


Dr David Anderson

Dr. Anderson was born in North East England and studied medicine in London. During his studies he did a medical elective at Broken Hill, NSW. Following completion of his medical studies and house jobs in London and Cornwall, Dr Anderson had the opportunity to return to Australia as a resident and then registrar at the Townsville General Hospital. It was here that he started his basic surgical training. He then undertook advanced neurosurgical training at the Royal Brisbane Hospital which included one year of research into the brain tumour, oligodendrogliomas in  a Queensland population.  Dr Anderson completed  his Neurosurgical training at the Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital and Princess Margaret’s Children’s Hospital in Western Australia.

Dr. Anderson spent a year in Canada at the BC Children’s Hospital in Vancouver as a paediatric neurosurgical fellow before returning to Townsville in 2009.

Dr. Anderson is credentialed to practice in general neurosurgery, spinal surgery and paediatric neurosurgery.

Dr David Anderson has unrestricted registration with the National Medical Board of Australia as a specialist neurosurgeon.

His qualifications include:

  • Bachelor of science degree in Physiology, Kings College, University of London  (BSc. Hons 1988)
  • Medical Degree – Charing Cross and Westminster Medical School, University of London. (MB BS 1993)
  • Fellowship in Neurosurgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, (FRACS, 2008)
  • Dr. Anderson undertook a paediatric neurosurgical fellowship at the B.C. Children’s Hospital,  Vancouver, 2008-2009.