Dr Hazem Akil – MD, FRACS

Neurosurgeon & Spinal Surgeon

Dr Hazem Akil is an Australian trained neurosurgeon with unique global experience, originally from Syria, he underwent his post graduate surgical training in the UK (Edinburgh, London) and was granted a full membership of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 2004.

Following this, Dr Akil moved to Australia to further pursue his surgical subspecialty career where he enrolled in the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons neurosurgical training program. During many years of training Dr Akil gained valuable experience in major neurosurgical units in both Sydney and Melbourne and was awarded a Royal Australasian College of Surgeons neurosurgical fellowship.

Dr Akil has gone on to obtain further intensive training in complex spine surgery as part of the prestigious AOSpine fellowship under the guidance of Dr Geoffrey Askin in Brisbane, Queensland. With a special interest in diagnosis and treatment of spinal disorders and peripheral nerves disease, Dr Akil’s philosophy is that surgical management should be tailored and personalised, he believes every patient is a special case.

In the management of degenerative spinal disease, spinal cord tumours and spinal trauma Dr Akil applies the latest state of the art techniques including minimally invasive surgery where appropriate.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

Professional Qualifications

  • 2017-Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS)
  • 2004 – Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS), Edinburgh, (UK)
  • 1993 – 1999 M.D degree University of Aleppo, Faculty of Medicine, Aleppo, Syria

Professional memberships:

  • The Royal Australasian College of Surgeons RACS (AUS/NZ)
  • Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh RCSEd (UK)
  • Neurosurgical Society of Australasia NSA (AUS/NZ)
  • AOSpine (International)

5 minutes with Dr Hazem Akil

When I was growing up, I wished that I was a … writer or a journalist

When I’m relaxing on the weekend … I attend the movies or theater in the evening and enjoy the great outdoors during the day

My greatest achievement is … yet to come

My favourite holiday destination …I recently visited Japan and loved it

My favourite food is …my mother’s authentic Aleppine cooking

My favourite childhood memory is… playing and watching basketball and soccer with my friends

My nickname is … my friends call me Haz

My favourite band is … Miles Davis Quartet and R.E.M (Depending on the mood)

I grew up in… the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world


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