Dr John Phamnguyen is a General Neurologist and Subspecialist Epileptologist. Following completion of his medical training at Griffith University in Queensland, Dr Phamnguyen undertook specialist Neurology training in Sydney before obtaining his Fellowship in Neurology from the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). Dr Phamnguyen trained extensively in epilepsy during his fellowship at Westmead Hospital, one of the largest comprehensive epilepsy centres in Australia. Dr Phamnguyen gained extensive skills in the management and assessment of complex refractory epilepsies. These assessments included surgical evaluation with intracranial EEG monitoring and multimodal neuroimaging processing.
Research is an important aspect of Dr Phamnguyen’s practice. He has presented his research work at national and overseas conferences. Dr Phamnguyen is currently undertaking a PhD at the Centre for Advanced Imaging with the University of Queensland to understand seizure networks in epilepsy using advanced imaging techniques. Dr Phamnguyen hopes to uncover what structures and networks in the brain are responsible for tonic-clonic seizures. Education is another key aspect for Dr Phamnguyen who is a Senior Lecturer with the UQ School of Clinical Medicine, providing valuable teaching to medical students.
Dr Phamnguyen provides neurology consultation for a broad range of neurological disorders including headaches, stroke, cognitive impairment, Parkinsonism, and vertigo. His subspecialist interests include the management of epilepsy including complex drug refractory epilepsy, pre-surgical evaluation, transitional epilepsy, pregnancy and driving advice.
Dr Phamnguyen has a public appointment as a neurologist with the epilepsy department at Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and a private appointment as a visiting neurologist at Greenslopes Private Hospital