Welcome to Wellington Brain and Spine


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 in Newcastle, NSW before crossing the Tasman to join the Wellington neurosurgery service 2006. Andrew was formerly Clinical Director of Neurosurgery at Wellington Hospital.  He has a passion for neurosurgical training spending time at NINAS in Kathmandu, Nepal in 2016 and as visiting Professor at the University of Pennsylvania in 2017. His clinical endeavours lie mostly in the field of neuro-oncology but he also maintains interests inpituitary surgery, the treatment of hydrocephalus, the management of CNS trauma, and spinal neurosurgery.

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).

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.

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.

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.