Dr Chris Tsimiklis

MBBS, FRACS, BMedSci | Neurosurgeon

Dr Chris Tsimiklis is a specialist Neurosurgeon for adult patients who treats and manages various cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve conditions. His special interest area is in the management of degenerative, oncological and traumatic spinal pathologies with skills in both open and minimally invasive approaches.

Dr Tsimiklis is the inaugural recipient of the Dinning Memorial Neurosurgical Scholarship, awarded by the NeuroSurgical Research Foundation (NRF) to assist him in developing skills in endoscopic spine surgery. Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach that can be done as day surgery and reduces post-operative pain and hence allows for a quicker recovery. You may view an interview with Dr Tsimiklis regarding endoscopic spine surgery on YouTube. He also has an interest in the condition normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) for which he has undertaken research and presented at a Neurosurgical Society of Australasia annual scientific meeting.

Dr Tsimiklis graduated from medical school in 2010 from the University of Tasmania. Prior to this, he completed a Bachelor of Medical Science with a special interest in the neurosciences at Flinders University in 2005. Following completion of Medicine, he went on to neurosurgical training in South Australia at both the Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH) and Flinders Medical Centre (FMC). He also spent a year in Perth where he completed his paediatric requirements at the Perth Children’s Hospital and further adult neurosurgery training at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and the Royal Perth Hospital.

He was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons in early 2021 and subsequently undertook a spine fellowship at the RAH in the same year. He is regularly involved in teaching of medical students and medical staff and was awarded the title of Clinical Associate Lecturer by the University of Adelaide Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences for his anatomy teaching at the Adelaide Medical School.

Presently, Dr Tsimiklis holds a public appointment at FMC and also works in private practice consulting at the Memorial Medical Centre and operating at both The Memorial Hospital and Flinders Private Hospital.

Outside of work Dr Tsimiklis is a keen sportsman who enjoys a round of golf and is otherwise kept busy by his three young children. Dr Tsimiklis is fluent in English and Greek.

Media

NRF website: An interview by the NRF with Dr Tsimiklis.

NRF YouTube Channel: An interview with Dr Tsimiklis regarding endoscopic spine surgery (embedded below).

Therapia YouTube Channel: Presentation by Dr Tsimiklis delivered at Therapia Sports and Spine regarding Endoscopic Spine Surgery (embedded below).