Nicholas Maartens is an experienced Melbourne based neurosurgeon with a dual private / public commitment at the Alfred Hospital and a senior lecturer at Monash University. He undertook his neurosurgical training at the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford where he was one of the last registrars personally trained by Christopher Adams. He then did fellowship training in the USA under Ed Laws specialising in pituitary surgery. He has performed over 12,000 neurosurgical procedures and has published more than 60 academic papers including 12 book chapters. He is both a general neurosurgeon specialising in complex spine surgery and cranial microsurgery and a specialist endoscopic skull base pituitary surgeon. He is affiliated to the William Buckland Radiotherapy Centre at the Alfred Hospital where he is part of the brain and spinal neuro-oncology team and where he leads the Melbourne Pituitary Neuroendocrine Service.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

The Brain and Spine Surgery Centre

Osler House 159 Wattletree Rd
Malvern VIC 3144

Special interests

  • General neurosurgery
  • Pituitary surgery
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Endoscopic skull base and ventriculoscopic surgery

Education and training

  • Honorary senior lecturer, Monash University
  • Honorary lecturer, University of Melbourne


  • MB ChB
  • FRCS, 1996
  • FRCS (surgical neurology)

Professional Associations

  • AMA
  • SSA
  • Pituitary Society
  • NSA
  • AO Foundation
The Institute focuses on neurology, neurosurgery and spinal surgery.