Doctor Catherine Cartwright

B. Med, M. Clin Epi (Distinction), FRACS (Neurosurgery), RACS PFET (Spine and Paediatric Neurosurgery)


Dr Catherine Cartwright is an Australasian trained Neurosurgeon, with a passion for neurosurgery and spinal (deformity, degenerative, trauma and tumour) surgery. She obtained her medical degree through the University of Newcastle before completing Neurosurgical specialist training with positions in Sydney (Liverpool Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital), Newcastle (John Hunter Hospital and Kaleidoscope Children’s Hospital) and Auckland (Auckland City Hospital and Starship Children’s Hospital)

Dr Cartwright has completed fellowships in complex adult and paediatric spinal surgery at The Royal Adelaide Hospital Spinal Unit and Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide. She also undertook a fellowship in paediatric scoliosis surgery at New York Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University in 2016. In 2015 Dr Cartwright was awarded a Post Fellowship Education Training qualification by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Paediatric Neurosurgery; completed at Westmead Children’s Hospital, Sydney.

These qualifications led to Dr Cartwright working as a neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon at Westmead Children and Adult ‘s Hospitals, Sydney – where she was also the Head of Paediatric Neurosurgery; before relocating to Adelaide with her family. She previously held neurosurgery and spinal appointments in Wellington, New Zealand and Newcastle, NSW.

Dr Cartwright is extensively involved in neurosurgical, spinal, trauma and surgical communication education; with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS). She is both an EMST (Emergency Management of Severe Trauma) and TIPS (Training in Professional Skills) lecturer, and was the Supervisor of Training whilst at Westmead. She also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology (with Distinction), majoring in Health Economics.

In 2015 Dr Catherine Cartwright was selected to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeon’s Younger Fellows Board and has also been involved in Rotary aid work in Papua New Guinea.

Dr Cartwright holds appointments at the Spinal Unit at Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Paediatric Spinal Unit, Women’s and Children’s Hospital, Adelaide.

Catherine looks forward to the opportunity to help you with the care of your patients.


General Information
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Areas of Interest

Complex adult and paediatric spinal deformity
Degenerative spinal conditions – cervical, thoracic and lumbar
Spine trauma and fractures – open and minimally invasive
Brain and spinal tumours
Trigeminal neuralgia
Hydrocephalus, Chiari malformation and syringomyelia
Peripheral nerve conditions

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Current Appointments

Public Hospital Appointment
Visiting Medical Specialist
Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Adelaide, SA


Public Hospital Appointment
Visiting Medical Specialist
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Women’s and Children’s Hospital
North Adelaide, SA


Private Hospital Appointment
Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
St Andrew’s Hospital
Adelaide, SA


Private Hospital Appointment
Neurosurgeon
Memorial Hospital
North Adelaide, SA

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Past Appointments

2015 – Public Hospital Appointments
Director of Paediatric Neurosurgery
Visiting Medical Specialist (Paediatric Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon)
Westmead Children’s Hospital
Sydney, NSW


2015 – Public Hospital Appointment
Visiting Medical Specialist (Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon)
Westmead Hospital
Sydney, NSW

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Memberships

Fellow and Member
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 
Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
 
Member
Spine Society of Australia 
Australian Medical Association
Younger Fellows Committee, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons 
AO Spine 
AO Neuro

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Fellowships

2016 – Paediatric Spinal Deformity and Scoliosis Fellowship
New York Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and Columbia University Medical Centre
NY, USA


2014 – Paediatric Neurosurgery Fellowship
Postgraduate Fellowship Education Training – Accredited with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and The Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
Westmead Children’s Hospital
Sydney, NSW


2013 – Neuro-oncolgy, Neuro-endoscopic and Minimally Invasive Fellowship
Centre for Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
Prince of Wales Private Hospital
Sydney, NSW


2013 – Neuro-Orthopaedic Spinal Fellowship
Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital, St Andrew’s Hospital and Women’s and Children’s Hospital
Adelaide, SA

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Academic Interests

EMST (Emergency Management of Severe Trauma)
By Cartwright C. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

TIPS (Training in Professional Skills)
By Cartwright C. Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Locations
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Private Rooms

Ground Floor, Suite 5
Adelaide Spine and Brain
267 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Phone: 08 7231 5436
Fax: 08 7079 2997
Email: admin@cortexspine.com.au

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Public Hospital

Spinal Injuries Unit, Department of Orthopaedics and Trauma
Royal Adelaide Hospital
Port Rd
Adelaide, SA, 5000

Phone: 08 7074 2036
Email: leeanne.gladigau@health.sa.gov.au

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Private Hospital

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Women’s and Children’s Hospital
72 King William Road
North Adelaide, SA, 5006

Phone: 08 8161 7223
Fax: 08 8161 7057
Email: cywhs.orthoadmin@health.sa.gov.au

Fees
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Fee Structure

Initial Consultation $250.00 – Medicare rebate $110.40
Review Consultation $150.00 – Medicare rebate $36.55

These fees are less than the current recommended rates provided by the Australian Medical Association (AMA); of which I am a member.

Initial consultations are typically 30 minutes in duration and follow-up appointments 15 minutes.

We request all fees for consultations are paid in full on the day of your appointment via EFTPOS, cash or Credit Card (most major cards accepted).

For your convenience we participate in HIC online which is an electronic claiming service provided by Medicare Australia. 

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Please bring the following to your appointment

Referral from your Doctor or Specialist (if not already posted/forwarded)
X-Ray, CT Scans, Bone Scans and MRIs– please bring ALL your scans
Private Health Insurance Card
Medicare Card

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Operations Fees

I do not currently charge gaps for operative surgical procedures covered under your Private Health, Workcover or DVA coverage.

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Get in contact

To get in contact with Dr Cartwright at Adelaide Spine and Brain:
Phone: 08 7231 5436
Fax: 08 7079 2997
Email: admin@cortexspine.com.au
Address: 267 Melbourne Street
North Adelaide, SA 5006