DR Andrew Morokoff

DR Andrew Morokoff


  • Brain computer interfaces Bionics
  • Brain tumours (Epilepsy, Neurosurgery)
  • Molecular Mechanisms of Epilepsy
  • Neurosurgery (Brain tumour surgery)



  • Andrew Morokoff is a neurosurgeon who completed training in Australia in 2006 and then continued to 2 years of fellowship training, in neuro-oncology at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston, USA followed by a paediatric neuro-oncology fellowship in Paris, France. He also holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne in the molecular biology of brain tumours. In 2008 he returned to Melbourne to take up a combined clinical /research position as Neurosurgeon and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital and was appointed head of the Brain Tumour Laboratory. The focus of the lab is brain tumour-associated epilepsy as well as molecular biology of brain tumours, especially targeted treatments and stem cell biology of glioblastoma. He has published more than 60 articles in high-quality peer-reviewed journals, has 7 book chapters and has disseminated his research at international meetings such as the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies.   


Member of

  • Asian Australian Association of Neurological Surgery (AASNS). International associate member 2015 -
  • European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS). International Member 2014 -
  • Spine Society of Australia (SSA). , 2011 -
  • Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO). Full member 2010 -
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS). International Member 2007 -
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS). International Member 2007 -
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA). Full Member 2006 -
  • Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (SMISS). , 2011 - 2017
  • AO Spine Society. Member 2006 - 2016
  • Clinical Oncological Society of Australia. Clinical Oncological Society Australasia 2009 - 2010


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Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2004
  • MBBS, University of Melbourne 1994

Awards and honors

  • Melbourne Health Watt-Geyer Brain Tumour Fellow, 2016
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2006
  • Harry Ross Prize, RMH Surgical Research Symposium, 2003
  • Surgical Research Society of Australasia, 2003
  • Medical Postgraduate Scholarship, NHMRC, 2002
  • Research Scholarship, RMH Victor Hurley Fund, 2002
  • 'Sporting Chance' Cancer Foundation Scholarship, Raelene Boyle Foundation, 2002
  • RACS Foundation, 2001
  • Summer Research Scholarship, Australian National University, 1992



Available for supervision

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