Dr David Oehme


Dr David Oehme MBBS (Hons) PhD FRACS is a highly qualified neurosurgeon and spine surgeon. He is extensively trained in the management and treatment of complex spine conditions and brain tumours, with a strong focus on minimally invasive surgery and keyhole techniques. David specialises in the treatment of back pain, sciatica and degenerative diseases of the spine.      

David utilises new generation minimally invasive technology, minimising tissue destruction and pain, and maximising neurological function. Achieving the very best surgical outcomes, with a strong focus on complication avoidance, are the priorities of his neurosurgical practice


David completed his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery at Monash University, Melbourne Australia in 2004, graduating with honours.   In 2008, he commenced neurosurgical training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, obtaining his final fellowship examinations in 2015.  


David is dedicated to both clinical and basic science research, and was awarded his PhD in 2014.  His research interests are in degenerative diseases of the spine and the use of stem cell and other novel biotechnologies to repair degenerate intervertebral discs.  He is considered an expert in the field and applies his scientific understanding of spine degeneration to all of his patients.  


David has won the prestigious Peter Leech research prize on two occasions, and has also been awarded numerous other scholarships and awards because of his contribution to research. Presenting his research all over the world including the USA, Europe, Asia and New Zealand, David has also published widely in peer reviewed journals including the Journal of Neurosurgery. David continues to partake in clinical research and actively supervises PhD students as well as other basic science researchers.


Dr David Oehme’s Expertise:  minimally invasive spine surgery, keyhole neurosurgery, complex spine surgery, sciatica, back pain, degenerative disc disease, artific

Areas of Practice
  • Trauma
  • Cranial
  • Spine
  • Cranial Tumour
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Tumour
  • Spinal Cord
  • Peripheral Nerve Decompression
Professional Associations
  • David is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • AO Spine
  • North American Spine Society and the AMA
Professional Qualifications
  • MBBS(Hons)
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Keyhole NeurosurgeryKeyhole Neurosurgery St Vincent's Hospital 41 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy, VIC, 3056, AustraliaE: [email protected]W: www.doneurosurgery.com
Keyhole NeurosurgerySuite B, Level 2, Healy Wing, 41 Victoria Pde, Fitzroy, VIC, 3056, AustraliaP: (+61) 1800 367 746F: (+61) 3 9939 7126E: [email protected]W: www.keyholeneurosurgery.com.au
St John of God Specialist Consulting Suites55 Kangan Drive, Berwick, VIC, 3806, AustraliaP: (+61) 1800 367 746F: (+61) 3 9939 7126E: [email protected]W: www.keyholeneurosurgery.com.au