Dr Amanda Gilligan, consultant neurologist, has specialist interests in stroke, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy. She has a passion for improving services in stroke medicine. With a NH&MRC postgraduate scholarship, she completed a PhD in stroke medicine in 2005. She has been pivotal in the development of the new Rapid Access inpatient TIA service at Epworth Eastern. She has been appointed the director of the Neurosciences Unit at Epworth Eastern, having worked as a consultant neurologist at Eastern Health and Austin Health, since 2000, and as Deputy Director, Department of Neurosciences at Eastern Health from 2007.

Epworth appointments:

Director, Neurosciences Clinical Institute

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Neurology Network Mebourne

suite 2.02, Level 2 116-118 Thames St
Box Hill VIC 3128

Special interests

  • Stroke medicine


  • acute stroke treatments
  • TIA services
  • brain imaging in acute stroke


  • MBBS (Hons), Monash University 1989
  • BSc, Monash University 1984
  • FRACP 1998
  • PhD, The University of Melbourne 2005

Professional Associations

  • RACP
  • AMA
  • American Academy of Neurology
  • SSA
The Institute focuses on neurology, neurosurgery and spinal surgery.