Welcome to Wellington Brain and Spine


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.  Kelvin has been part of the Wellington Neurosurgical team since 2009.  Kelvin has a keen interest in brain tumour surgery.  In 2017 spent time learning new techniques from Professor Hugh Duffau in Montpellier, France.  Kelvin has pioneered the use of Gliolan™ in New Zealand, an intra-operative dye that helps with tumour resection.  Kelvin has also developed the awake craniotomy techniques for tumour resection in Wellington.  Kelvin is the current Clinical Director of Neurosurgery at Wellington Hospital.  Kelvin’s other interests include neurovascular neurosurgery (aneurysms and AVMs), trigeminal neuralgia, and spinal surgery.

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

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.

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.

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).