Welcome to Wellington Brain and Spine


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. He completed his academic neurosurgical training in Meiningen, Fulda and Sande, Germany in 2003 and worked as a Consultant for Neurosurgery and Deputy Head of Department in Sande, Germany until 2010. Before moving to New Zealand in 2014 he completed a fellowship in complex spine surgery in Lingen, Germany. Helge has specialist interests in complex spine surgery, neuro-oncology, neurovascular disorders and peripheral nerve tumours. Helge is currently Deputy Clinical Director of Neurosurgery at Wellington Hospital and senior lecturer at Otago University.

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.

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).

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.