About Dr Scott Campbell

Dr Scott Campbell is an Australian trained neurosurgeon and holds the position of consultant neurosurgeon at Brisbane Private Hospital. Dr Campbell offers a comprehensive neurosurgical service with a special interest in spine surgery and pituitary surgery. Dr Campbell also has extensive experience as a medicolegal report writer and court expert witness. Dr Campbell is dedicated to providing a very high standard of neurosurgical care and works closely in conjunction with colleagues possessing expertise in other related areas including neurology, endocrinology, radiology, occupational therapy and physiotherapy.

  • Scott Francis Campbell holds primary degrees in both medicine and surgery from the University of Queensland graduating in 1985. In addition he holds a fellowship in Neurosurgery with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
  • Following completion of neurosurgical training in Brisbane in 1994, Dr Campbell undertook post graduate studies in the United Kingdom where he worked at both the King’s College Hospital and Atkinson Morley’s Hospital in London, furthering his special interests in spine surgery and pituitary surgery.
  • Dr Campbell is currently a consultant neurosurgeon at the Brisbane Private Hospital. He was a previous Director of Neurosurgery and Supervisor of neurosurgical training at the Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital.
  • Dr Campbell has published a number of papers in the scientific literature and is a regular speaker at scientific meetings in the field of neurosurgery. He is an active member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australia and the Spine Society of Australia.
  • In 2000 Dr Campbell was the first Australian surgeon to separate Siamese twins joined at the head. He separated a second set of twins one year later.
  • In 2003 Dr Campbell was awarded the Centenary Medal for distinguished services to medicine.

Areas of Expertise:

Pituitary Surgery

Spine Surgery


1985 : MBBS (QLD University).

1994 : FRACS (Neurosurgery, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons).


Consultant Neurosurgeon: Royal Brisbane and Woman’s Hospital from 1997-2015.

Director of Neurosurgery: Royal Brisbane Hospital 2001-13.

Consultant Neurosurgeon: Brisbane Private Hospital 2015–date.


  • Australian Medical Association.
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australia.
  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
  • Spine Society of Australia.
  • Foundation Member Medicolegal interest group, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
  • Medicolegal Society of Queensland.

Continuing Medical Education (International):

  • 2001 : AANS Spine Meeting: Phoenix, USA.
    : International Spine Meeting: Flims, Switzerland.
  • 2002 : Total Spine Meeting: Cancun, Mexico.
    : Spinal Cadaver Course, Memphis, USA.
    : International Spine Meeting: Athens, Greece.
  • 2003 : Fusion and non-fusion course: Bordeaux, France.
  • 2004 : ABIME Independent Medicolegal Examination Course.
  • 2006 : North American Spine Society Meeting: Seattle, USA.
  • 2007 : Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting: San Diego, USA.
  • 2010 : Britspine Meeting: Liverpool, UK.
  • 2011 : Eurospine: Milan, Italy.
  • 2013 : World Federation of Neurosurgeons Meeting, Seoul South Korea.
  • 2014 : Congress of Neurological Surgeons Meeting: Boston, USA.
  • 2015 : Neurosurgery Society of Australasia Meeting, Auckland, New Zealand.

Awards: 2003: Centenary Medal for distinguished services to medicine.


Dr Scott Campbell has extensive experience with medicolegal assessments and report writing and as an expert witness in court. He is recognised as a fair and objective reporter who offers an unbias opinion. Dr Campbell is a foundation member of the medicolegal section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a life member of the Medicolegal Society of Queensland. Dr Campbell has undertaken the ABIME independent medical examination course.

Areas of Medicolegal Expertise :

Spinal fracture, spinal cord injury, Disc protrusion
Whiplash: neck and lower back Head injury, Carpal tunnel Syndrome, Complex regional pain syndrome