Dr Tanya Yuen is a highly skilled and caring neurosurgeon who works collaboratively with her patients to achieve the best possible outcome. She is Australian born and trained and holds appointments at the Melbourne Private, Epworth Richmond, The Avenue Hospital, Frankston Private, Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Hospital, Footscray and Sunshine.
She obtained a Dental degree from the University of Melbourne and went on to pursue Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training in the United Kingdom where she also obtained a Fellowship in Dental Surgery at the Royal College of Surgeons of London. On her return to Australia Dr Yuen obtained her Medical degree from the University of Melbourne and diverted into Neurosurgical training in 2012. During this time she also completed a PhD in “Tumour Associated Epilepsy” through the University of Melbourne.
During her training she won of a number of prestigious scholarships including the Melville Hughes Surgical Trainee Scholarship, NHMRC Medical Training Scholarship, John Lowenthal Surgical Trainee Scholarship and the Pfizer Neuroscience Research Scholarship. An author of a number of publications in peer reviewed journals and neurosurgery textbooks, she is also co-convenor of arguably one of the most prestigious neurosurgical meetings in Australia “Controversies in Neurosurgery”. She is a regular reviewer for the official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience.
She is passionate about education and the mentorship of medical students. She is the Academic Supervisor for Medical Students for the Department of Neurosurgery at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery and an Examiner for the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at the University of Melbourne. A Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, she is also an active member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, Spine Society of Australasia, North American Spine Society and the Australian Medical Association. She is currently Deputy Chair of the Women In Surgery Section within the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
She specializes in brain and spinal tumours and degenerative spinal conditions, being one of a handful of female neurosurgeons in Australia performing Complex Spinal Surgery. She also has expertise in all neurosurgical conditions, particularly neurotrauma, hydrocephalus, chiari malformations and peripheral nerve surgery.
Dr Yuen will provide you with a treatment plan tailored to your specific condition and will be there to support you from start to finish. She is committed to providing the best care possible for her patients, striving for excellent surgical outcomes and complete patient satisfaction.