Jonathon Ball, FRACS, BMed, BMedSc(Hons), GradDipBiomedE

Department of Neurosurgery, Royal North Shore and North Shore Private Hospitals, Sydney, Australia

Dr Ball is an Australian Neurosurgeon specializing in surgery of the spine ( He is based at the North Shore Hospital Campus in Sydney, where he was previously the Head of the Department of Neurosurgery at Royal North Shore Hospital.  

After training in neurosurgery, he completed further specialized training in spine surgery with a combined orthopaedic and neurosurgery fellowship at the University of Calgary in Canada. Dr Ball’s clinical practice focusses exclusively on spinal surgery with a particular interest in complex surgery for tumors, deformity and trauma. He is one of two neurosurgeons in the RNSH Spinal Injuries Unit, providing services to spinal injured patients from the northern half of NSW. He has additionally qualified with postgraduate qualifications in biomedical engineering. 

Dr Ball is committed to various spinal research projects and surgical education, to improve care for patients. He has active interests in clinical outcome research, basic biomechanics studies and is the principal site investigator for the RISCIS trial. He has been a keen advocate of spinal surgery navigation technology including the introduction of robotic guided spine surgery in Australia.

Terms of Appointment: October 2018 - October 2020