Dr Andrew S Davidson

Clinical Lecturer Andrew DavidsonClinical Senior Lecturer: Neurosurgery

The Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University

Contact Details

The Australian School of Advanced Medicine
2 Technology Place, Macquarie University, NSW, 2109
Tel: +61 (0)2 9812 3800
Fax: +61 (0)2 9812 3898
Email: andrew.davidson@mq.edu.au


PhD candidate, ASAM, Macquarie University
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Macquarie University Hospital
Consultant Neurosurgeon, Norwest Private Hospital
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, Royal Australian Navy Reserve

Memberships and Committees

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Australian Medical Association
  • Australian Military Medicine Association
  • Macquarie University Animal Ethics Committee

Professional Overview

Areas of Clinical Interest

Brain aneurysms, AVMs of the brain and spine (including dural AVMs), cavernous malformations, brain tumours, skull base surgery, spinal surgery

Research Interest

Molecular biology of brain AVMs, high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU), vascular targeting strategies for brain AVMs, circulating biomarkers, molecular imaging


  • RACS Foundation ANZ Journal of Surgery Fellowship (2005) - $35,000
  • Synthes-NSA Research Grant (2009) - $30,000 - Vascular targeting of AVMs using heat as an endothelial primer
  • Synthes-NSA Research Grant (2010) - $35,000 -The application of focused ultrasound and a vascular targeting strategy in an animal model of human brain AVM
  • Brain Foundation Research Grant (2011) - $30,000 - Molecular imaging in brain AVMs
  • NSA research Grant (2011) - $35,000 - Molecular imaging of vascular targets in an animal model of brain AVM
  • Pfizer Neuroscience Research Grant (2011) - $32,000 - Understanding the molecular changes in human brain arteriovenous malformations using circulating endothelial microparticles


  • Morgan MK, Assaad NA, Davidson AS: How does the participation of a resident surgeon in procedures for small intracranial aneurysms impact patient outcome? J Neurosurg 106:961-964, 2007
  • Davidson AS, Morgan MK: How safe is arteriovenous malformation surgery? A prospective, observational study of surgery as first-line treatment for brain arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery 66:498-505, 2010
  • Morgan MK, Mahattanakul W, Davidson AS, Reid J: Outcome for middle cerebral artery aneurysm surgery. Neurosurgery 67:755-761, 2010
  • Sammons VJ, Davidson AS, Tu J, Stoodley MA: Endothelial cells in the context of brain arteriovenous malformations: a review. J Clin Neurosci (Accepted for publication, 2010)
  • Sia SF, Davidson AS, Soper JR, Gerachi P, Bonar SF: Protuberant fibro-osseous lesion of the temporal bone: "Bullough lesion". Am J Surg Pathol 34(8):1217-23, 2010
  • Sundaram A, Bokor D, Davidson A: Rugby union on-field position and its relationship to shoulder injury leading to anterior reconstruction for instability. J Sci Med Sport (accepted for publication, August 2010)