Welcome to Wellington Brain and Spine


Agadha Wickremesekera

Agadha graduated in Medicine from the University of Otago in 1986.  Agadha is a long serving member of the Wellington Neurosurgery team having started here as a house surgeon in 1987. He has been a neurosurgeon at Wellington Hospital since 2000.  He trained as an academic neurosurgeon undertaking research into the biology of brain tumours in Melbourne for which he was awarded his MD from the University of Melbourne in 2005.  He completed his neurosurgical training in Auckland (1991-1994) and Melbourne (1995-1998) and undertook a Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in the USA in 1999.  Agadha is a former Clinical Director of Neurosurgery and Supervisor of Neurosurgical Training at Wellington Hospital and continues his research interests.  Agadha is a Research Fellow at the Gillies McIndoe Research Institute, and is a former Senior Lecturer at the University of Otago Medical School in Wellington.  Agadha has an interest in neurovascular surgery, neuro-oncology, anterior and posterior skull base neurosurgery, spinal neurosurgery and craniofacial surgery.  Agadha collaborates with Simon Robinson, Otorlaryngolist, to undertake endoscopic pituitary surgery and extended complex anterior skull base surgery. Agadha  collaborates with Mr Charles Davis, plastic surgeon, in offering a combined craniofacial service for Central and Southern New Zealand. Agadha undertakes voluntary surgery in Sri Lanka to help children with craniofacial conditions.

Andrew Parker

Andrew studied Medicine at the University of London, graduating in 1992. Neurosurgical training took him to The Royal London, Great Ormond Street, Queen Square and Charing Cross Hospitals. He then worked as a Staff Specialist at the John Hunter Hospital

Reuben Johnson

Reuben graduated from Medicine from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1999. He has been part of the Wellington Neurosurgical team since 2016. He trained as an academic neurosurgeon London, Cambridge, Oxford, in the UK, Melbourne (Australia), and Vicenza (Italy).

Mr Helge Koeck

Helge graduated in medicine from the University of Hamburg in 1996. He developed a special interest in neuro-oncology with research projects in San Diego (USA) and Zurich (Switzerland) and was being awarded Dr.med. (Doctor of medicine, Germany) from the University of Hamburg in 1996.

Kelvin KH Woon

Kelvin graduated in Medicine from the Queens University of Belfast, UK in 1999. He completed his neurosurgical training in Nottingham in the UK.