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Consultant Neurosurgeon, West Australian Neurosurgical Service, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

Professor, School of Surgery, University of Western Australia

Chris Lind is a general neurosurgeon with subspecialty interests in functional neurosurgery and cerebrovascular surgery. He provides the West Australian functional neurosurgery service at QEII Medical Centre. Prof Lind has published in several areas of general neurosurgery but is currently focussing his clinical research on functional neurosurgery which encompasses surgery for movement disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders and pain. His approach is to collaborate with talented researchers in the allied fields of neurology, neuropsychiatry, pain management, and basic and applied neuroscience to develop surgical therapies and use surgical approaches to enable improved understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease.

As a functional neurosurgeon, Professor Lind has been influenced by his teachers: Mr Graeme Macdonald of Auckland, NZ, Mr Peter Watson in Perth, Western Australia, Professor Tipu Aziz, Oxford; and Professor Steven Gill, Bristol, UK. Mr Lind has experience targeting globus pallidus interna, for Parkinson's disease and generalised and focal dystonias including torticollis. He has performed Vim thalamus  and caudal zona incerta deep brain stimulation for tremor and Parkinson's disease. Chris Lind learned by observing Professor Tipu Aziz in treating movement disorders with STN DBS, GPi DBS, palliodotomy, thalamotomy, and Vim DBS. Professor Aziz also demonstrated PVG/PAG DBS and Vc DBS for pain. Prof Lind trained with Professor Steven Gill and Hunterian Professor Nikunj Patel in the caudal zona incerta, CM/Pf, GPi, and PVG/PAG targets during his time in Bristol. It was with its inventor Professor Gill that he picked up the MRI-directed guide-tube technique. This technique enables exquisite anatomical targeting of structures seen on prolonged MRI sequences under general anaesthesia.   Intraoperative MRI verifies the targeting of brain structures using MRI compatible stylettes. Chris and his team have now established a similar surgical technique in Perth with good success using higher field strength MRI (3 tesla) and BrainLab digital target and trajectory planning.


Professor Lind is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, and a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia.


Peer-Reviewed Publications


Raised intracranial pressure with upright posture.

Lam MF, Stokes BA, Lind CRP.

J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Jul;18(7):988-9. Epub 2011 May 11.


Hypothermia in patients with brain injury: the way forward?

Honeybul S, Ho K, Lind CRP, Gillett GR.

Lancet Neurol. 2011 May;10(5):405-6; author reply 406-7. 


Decompressive Craniectomy for Diffuse Cerebral Swelling After Trauma: Long-Term Outcome and Ethical Considerations.

Honeybul S, Ho KM, Lind CRP, Gillett GR.

J Trauma. 2011 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]


Deep brain stimulation of the periaqueductal grey induces vasodilation in humans.

Carter HH, Dawson EA, Cable NT, Basnayake S, Aziz TZ, Green AL, Paterson DJ, Lind CRP, Thijssen DH, Green DJ.

Hypertension. 2011 May;57(5):e24-5.


Surgical intervention for severe head injury: ethical considerations when performing life-saving but non-restorative surgery.

Honeybul S, Ho KM, Lind CRP, Gillett GR.

Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2011 May;153(5):1105-10.


High-frequency Pallidal Stimulation for Camptocormia in Parkinson's disease.

Thani NB, Bala A, Kimber TE, Lind CRP.

Neurosurgery. 2011 Feb 4. [Epub ahead of print]

Intramedullary conus medullaris metastasis of periurethral adenocarcinoma.

Ramakonar HH, Thomas A, Lind CRP.

J Clin Neurosci. 2011 Apr;18(4):567-9.

Neurotrauma and the RUB: where tragedy meets ethics and science.

Gillett GR, Honeybul S, Ho KM, Lind CRP.

J Med Ethics. 2010 Dec;36(12):727-30.


Observed versus predicted outcome for decompressive craniectomy: A population based study.

Honeybul S, Ho KM, Lind CRP, Gillett GR.

J Neurotrauma. 2010 Jul;27(7):1225-32.


Decompressive craniectomy for neurotrauma: the limitations of applying an outcome prediction model.

Honeybul S, Ho KM, Lind CRP, Gillett GR.

Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2010 Jun;152(6):959-64.


P-POSSUM scoring system for mortality prediction in general neurosurgery.

Chen W, Fong JW, Lind CRP, Knuckey NW.

J Clin Neurosci. 2010 May;17(5):567-70.


The retrospective application of a prediction model to patients who have had a decompressive craniectomy for trauma.

Honeybul S, Ho KM, Lind CRP, Corcoran T, Gillett GR.

J Neurotrauma. 2009 Dec;26(12):2179-83.


Ventricular catheter placement accuracy in non-stereotactic shunt surgery for hydrocephalus.

Lind CRP, Tsai AM, Lind CJ, Law AJ.

J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Jul;16(7):918-20.


Statins may not protect against vasospasm in subarachnoid haemorrhage.

Kern M, Lam MM, Knuckey NW, Lind CRP.

J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Apr;16(4):527-30.


A survey of surgical techniques for catheterising the cerebral lateral ventricles.

Lind CRP, Correia JA, Law AJ, Kejriwal R.

J Clin Neurosci. 2008 Aug;15(8):886-90.

Ventricular catheter trajectories from traditional shunt approaches: a morphometric study in adults with hydrocephalus.

Lind CRP, Tsai AM, Law AJ, Lau H, Muthiah K.

J Neurosurg. 2008 May;108(5):930-3.


The mitogen-activated/extracellular signal-regulated kinase kinase 1/2 inhibitor U0126 induces glial fibrillary acidic protein expression and reduces the proliferation and migration of C6 glioma cells.

Lind CRP, Gray CW, Pearson AG, Cameron RE, O'Carroll SJ, Narayan PJ, Lim J, Dragunow M.

Neuroscience. 2006 Sep 15;141(4):1925-33. Epub 2006 Jun 30.

Primary glioblastomas and anaplastic astrocytoma in a glioma family.

Fountaine T, Lind CRP, Law AJ.

J Clin Neurosci. 2006 May;13(4):497-501.

Acute transient cerebellar dysfunction and stuttering following mild closed head injury.

Yeoh HK, Lind CRP, Law AJ.

Childs Nerv Syst. 2006 Mar;22(3):310-3.


Peritumoral Citrobacter koseri abscess associated with parasagittal meningioma.

Lind CRP, Muthiah K, Bok AP.

Neurosurgery. 2005 Oct;57(4):E814.


Transfer of intubated patients with traumatic brain injury to Auckland City Hospital.

Lind CRP, Heppner PA, Robins TM, Mee EW.

ANZ J Surg. 2005 Oct;75(10):858-62.

Successful conservative operative management of pineal apoplexy.

Avery GJ, Lind CRP, Bok AP.

J Clin Neurosci. 2004 Aug;11(6):667-9.

Stereotactic radiosurgery in New Zealand.

Lind CRP, Costello SA, Mathur S, Law AJ.

N Z Med J. 2001 Apr 27;114(1130):182-4.

CG-clip expansive open-door laminoplasty: a technical note.

Gillett GR, Erasmus AM, Lind CRP.

Br J Neurosurg. 1999 Aug;13(4):405-8.


An audit of carotid endarterectomy for internal carotid artery disease at Dunedin Hospital.

Lind CRP, Bishara SN, van Rij AM, Fulton J.

J Clin Neurosci. 1998 Oct;5(4):417-20.


Involvement in multicentre studies and guideline development:


No association between intraoperative hypothermia or supplemental protective drug and neurologic outcomes in patients undergoing temporary clipping during cerebral aneurysm surgery: findings from the Intraoperative Hypothermia for Aneurysm Surgery Trial.

Hindman BJ, Bayman EO, Pfisterer WK, Torner JC, Todd MM; IHAST Investigators.

Anesthesiology. 2010 Jan;112(1):86-101.


Deep brain stimulation for Parkinson's disease: Australian referral guidelines.

Silberstein P, Bittar RG, Boyle R, Cook R, Coyne T, O'Sullivan D, Pell M, Peppard R, Rodrigues J, Silburn P, Stell R, Watson P; Australian DBS Referral Guidelines Working Group.

J Clin Neurosci. 2009 Aug;16(8):1001-8.


Perioperative fever and outcome in surgical patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Todd MM, Hindman BJ, Clarke WR, Torner JC, Weeks JB, Bayman EO, Shi Q, Spofford CM; IHAST Investigators.

Neurosurgery. 2009 May;64(5):897-908; discussion 908.


Effect of nitrous oxide use on long-term neurologic and neuropsychological outcome in patients who received temporary proximal artery occlusion during cerebral aneurysm clipping surgery.

Pasternak JJ, McGregor DG, Lanier WL, Schroeder DR, Rusy DA, Hindman B, Clarke W, Torner J, Todd MM; IHAST Investigators.

Anesthesiology. 2009 Mar;110(3):563-73.


Independent associations between electrocardiographic abnormalities and outcomes in patients with aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage: findings from the intraoperative hypothermia aneurysm surgery trial.

Coghlan LA, Hindman BJ, Bayman EO, Banki NM, Gelb AW, Todd MM, Zaroff JG; IHAST Investigators.

Stroke. 2009 Feb;40(2):412-8.


Hyperglycemia in patients undergoing cerebral aneurysm surgery: its association with long-term gross neurologic and neuropsychological function.

Pasternak JJ, McGregor DG, Schroeder DR, Lanier WL, Shi Q, Hindman BJ, Clarke WR, Torner JC, Weeks JB, Todd MM; IHAST Investigators.

Mayo Clin Proc. 2008 Apr;83(4):406-17.


Improving prediction of outcome in "good grade" subarachnoid hemorrhage.

Leira EC, Davis PH, Martin CO, Torner JC, Yoo B, Weeks JB, Hindman BJ, Todd MM; Intraoperative Hypothermia for Aneurysm Surgery Trial (IHAST) Investigators.

Neurosurgery. 2007 Sep;61(3):470-3; discussion 473-4.


Effects of intraoperative hypothermia on neuropsychological outcomes after intracranial aneurysm surgery.

Anderson SW, Todd MM, Hindman BJ, Clarke WR, Torner JC, Tranel D, Yoo B, Weeks J, Manzel KW, Samra S; IHAST Investigators.

Ann Neurol. 2006 Nov;60(5):518-27.


Mild intraoperative hypothermia during surgery for intracranial aneurysm.

Todd MM, Hindman BJ, Clarke WR, Torner JC; Intraoperative Hypothermia for Aneurysm Surgery Trial (IHAST) Investigators.

N Engl J Med. 2005 Jan 13;352(2):135-45.


Book publishing:


Professor Lind acted as managing and copy editor and contributing author of the following book and chapter in honour of his mentor Associate Professor Samir Bishara, University of Otago, New Zealand:

  • Lind CRP, Gillett GR (eds). Twenty-five years of neurosurgery. University of Otago Press, Dunedin, 1998. ISBN 1 877133 60 4.
  • Lind CRP, Erasmus AM, Gillett GR. CG-clip open-door laminoplasty for cervical spondylotic myeloradiculopathy.


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