Mr Paul Carney MBBS FRACS FAFRM(RACP) BSc
A qualified neurosurgeon since 1971, Mr Carney had a long experience working in public hospitals before he established the first full-time practice in private neurosurgery in South Australia. In addition he gained qualifications in rehabilitation medicine and experience as consultant neurosurgeon to pain clinics.
Mr Carney has had involvement in neurosurgical medicolegal practice for several decades. On retiring from operative neurosurgery, he continues to fulfill ongoing medical education requirements of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, attend additional training in medico-legal matters and provide an ongoing medicolegal consulting practice, specialised in forensic neurosurgery.
BRIEF CURRICULUM VITAE
FORMAL EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (University of Adelaide)
Fellowship in Neurosurgery, Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS).
Fellow of the Australian Fellowship of Rehabilitation Medicine (FAFRM), Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP).
Bachelor of Science (University of Adelaide)
Certified assessor: IME (NSW, SA), PIA (NSW, SA), MAIAS (SA), ISV (SA)
Training, Surgical & Medico-legal Experience
Resident medical officer, then Junior Registrar (Neurosurgery) at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
Ongoing neurosurgical training at San Francisco General Hospital, USA.
Staff Neurosurgeon, Royal Adelaide Hospital with secondary attachments to the Adelaide Children’s Hospital and The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Consultant Neurosurgeon to The Royal Adelaide Hospital
Established (and maintained 20 years thereafter) the Neurosurgical Unit at the Memorial Hospital, North Adelaide
Panel member of the Pain Clinic Royal Adelaide Hospital
Honorary Consultant, Royal Adelaide Hospital
Medicolegal specialist in neurosurgical injuries or illness
Academic & Research Experience
Demonstrator, Anatomy Department, Melbourne University
NHMRC scholar, Melbourne University – Project Foetal Neuroblast Transplant in Isogenic DA rats
Demonstrator, Anatomy, for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Anatomy Course
Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, in Neurosurgery, University of Adelaide
Pilot study for Ray Medica (new design of cervical cage) with Prof Charles Ray
Prospective study of nerve root clearance and fusion in 38 cases of failed back syndrome.
International study of Prosthetic Disc Nucleus Ten Centre Trial