Andrew Davidson

Associate Professor

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Associate Professor Andrew Davidson


Associate Professor Andrew Davidson completed his medical degree at University of Queensland in 1994. He commenced neurosurgical training in 2003, including a Master of Surgery program in Neurosurgery (awarded in 2006). A/Prof Davidson obtained his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2008 and undertook a combined clinical and research fellowship in cerebrovascular surgery at Macquarie University from 2008-2010. He was awarded his PhD from Macquarie University in 2014, for work on the molecular biology of brain arteriovenous malformations. 

As well as his interests in cerebrovascular surgery, A/Prof Davidson has been the Macquarie University Tumour Program Lead since its inception in 2012 and is Chair of the Neuro-oncology and Pituitary Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT). He is an Associate Professor of Neurosurgery with the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University.  His academic interests include the functional assessment of brain tumour patients, and the development and delivery of a program of Evidence-Based Practice across the spectrum of medical training. A/Prof Davidson has a strong interest in medical education and is an executive committee member of the RACS Academy of Surgical Educators. He is also an active member of the Royal Australian Navy Reserve, and holds the rank of Surgeon Lieutenant Commander, RANR.

A/Prof Davidson has published over 25 articles and book chapters, and his work has been widely cited in the scientific literature. He has presented at local, national, and international meetings, including the World Congress of Neurological Surgery and the European Skull Base Society. He teaches on anatomy and surgical approach workshops, particularly in the area of extended endoscopic skull base surgery. A/Prof Davidson is a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, the Pituitary Society, the North American Skull Base Society, the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors, and the International Society of Pituitary Surgeons. 


Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, PhD, Macquarie University

Surgery, FRACS, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Medicine, MS (Neurosurgery), University of Sydney

Medicine, MB BS, The University of Queensland

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Projects 2009 2018

Research Outputs 2007 2019

Clinical challenges of a co-secreting TSH/GH pituitary adenoma

Ng, H. Y., Namboodiri, D., Learoyd, D., Davidson, A., Champion, B. & Preda, V., 17 Sep 2019, In : Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Case Reports. 2019, 1, p. 1-6 6 p., 19-0068.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Growth Hormone-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma
Growth Hormone
Alpha Subunit Glycoprotein Hormones

Does evidence-based medicine training improve doctors’ knowledge, practice and patient outcomes? A systematic review of the evidence

Simons, M. R., Zurynski, Y., Cullis, J., Morgan, M. K. & Davidson, A. S., Jun 2019, In : Medical teacher. 41, 5, p. 532-538 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Results of surgery for low-grade brain arteriovenous malformation resection by early career neurosurgeons: an observational study

Patel, N. J., Bervini, D., Eftekhar, B., Davidson, A. S., Walsh, D. C., Assaad, N. N. & Morgan, M. K., 1 Mar 2019, In : Neurosurgery. 84, 3, p. 655-661 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Arteriovenous Malformations
Observational Studies
Confidence Intervals

A systematic review and meta-analysis of wound drains in non-instrumented lumbar decompression surgery

Davidoff, C. L., Rogers, J., Simons, M. & Davidson, A., Jul 2018, In : Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 53, p. 55-61 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Wounds and Injuries

Cohort studies, trials, and tribulations: systematic review and an evidence-based approach to arteriovenous malformation treatment

Simons, M., Morgan, M. K. & Davidson, A. S., Aug 2018, In : Journal of Neurosurgical Sciences. 62, 4, p. 444-453 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Arteriovenous Malformations
Cohort Studies