Mr Ron Jithoo

MBChB, FRACS, FCS(SA), FICS

Neurosurgeon, The Alfred Hospital

Rondhir Jithoo obtained his medical degree from the Nelson Mandella School of Medicine at the University of Natal, in Durban, South Africa. He received the Degree with the team’s commendation. He then undertook neurosurgical training in South Africa at Wentworth Hospital, and obtained the Fellowship of The College of Surgeons in Neurosurgery in 2001. During this time, he also received the Registrar Prize from the South African Society of Neurosurgeons in 2000. He subsequently undertook further training in Australia, culminating in the award of The Australasian Fellowship in Neurosurgery by examination in 2004.

He has worked as a Visiting Medical Officer at the Royal Melbourne Hospital from 2006-2010, and subsequently thereafter as Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Alfred Hospital to the present time. He has an extensive interest in cranial and spinal trauma, and anterior spinal surgery, including surgery for degenerative conditions. He also has a special interest in the application of spinal cord stimulation for chronic pain syndrome.

He currently holds the position of Deputy Director of Neurosciences at The Epworth Hospital, and also practices at Knox Hospital.

Rondhir serves on the Victorian Regional Committee of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) as an elected member and is also a member of the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality Committee (VASM), and the Epworth Clinical Audit Committee.

He is a member of the Medical Advisory Committee at Knox Hospital and a full member of the Neurosurgery Society of Australasia (NSA), and the Australian Medical Association (AMA).

Rondhir is a postgraduate examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Part One Examination and also teaches on the Definitive Surgical Trauma Care (DSTC) Course that is run out of Epworth Hospital.

His hobbies include cycling and hiking with his family.