Dr Ganesh Shiva is a highly respected neurosurgeon, caring for people with neurosurgical conditions.
Dr Shiva is an experienced Australian-trained Neurosurgeon specialising in cranial, spinal and peripheral nerve surgery. He has completed over 3,000 surgeries throughout his ten years of specialisation. He is a visiting medical officer in Neurosurgery at Sydney Southwest Private Hospital, St George Private Hospital and Liverpool Hospital. Dr Shiva is a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons for Neurosurgery.
Dr Shiva practises a patient-centred approach, always respecting his patient’s needs and values while achieving the best possible results. Dr Shiva believes in honesty and transparency when discussing his patient’s condition and setting realistic expectations for treatment outcomes.
Serving the communities of South West Sydney
Having grown up and trained in South Western Sydney, Dr Shiva has developed a strong connection to Liverpool and the surrounding areas. It means a great deal to him that he can now give back and look after his community.
When Dr Shiva is away from his patients, he is a passionate teacher and mentor. He enjoys his position as a Conjoint Lecturer at UNSW, training medical students and registrars in Neurosurgery.
In addition to training the neurosurgeons of the future, Dr Shiva keeps up to date with the latest advances in Neurosurgery, including novel surgical techniques, by regularly attending national and international conferences and workshops.
He has produced many peer-reviewed publications and has been an invited speaker at national and international conferences. His current research interest is competency-based spinal education and training for Neurosurgical trainees.
In his downtime, Dr Shiva loves spending time with his beautiful wife and two daughters. He is also a keen golfer and F1 enthusiast.
- VMO Neurosurgeon at Sydney Southwest Private Hospital
- VMO Neurosurgeon at St George Private Hospital
- VMO Neurosurgeon at Liverpool Hospital
- Conjoint Associate Lecturer at UNSW, training medical students and registrars in Neurosurgery
- 2021 FRACS Neurosurgery
- 2017 Master of Surgery, University of Sydney
- 2005-2010 Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery, University of New South Wales
Dr Shiva completed his Bachelor of Medicine / Bachelor of Surgery at the University of New South Wales and went on to attain his Master of Surgery at the University of Sydney. He recently completed his Neurosurgery Fellowship in 2021. He has achieved further subspecialty qualification in spine surgery through a 12-month Post Fellowship Education and Training (PFET) Program in Spinal Surgery at Liverpool Hospital under A/Prof Mark Sheridan.
- Current – Conjoint Associate Lecturer at UNSW training medical students and registrars in Neurosurgery
- 2011-2013 – Associate Lecturer (Conjoint), South Western Sydney Clinical School
- 2010 – Pathology Tutor, first and second-year medical students
- Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
- Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA)
- Australian Medical Association (AMA)
Neurosurgery Research Contributions
Shivapathasundram, G., Sammons, V., Darwish, B. (2011). When is en-bloc resection the standard of care? Neurosurgical Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting Fiji 2011.
Shivapathasundram, G., Chieng, B.C., Carrive, P. (2010). Evidence for a GABAergic connection between the central nucleus of the amygdala and the periaqueductal gray in the mouse. Proc.
Austr. Neurosci POS-MON-118.
Carrive, P., Olsen, N.D., Shivapathasundram, G., Kumar, N.N., Goodchild, A.K., Chieng, B.C. (2010). A GABAergic projection from the central nucleus of the amygdala to the ventrolateral periaqueductal gray in the rat and mouse. FENS Abstr., vol.5, 146.10.