Meet our Team
At Southern Neuorolgy there are 7 Neurologists who are all general Neurologists, each with sub-specialty interests. In addition to their private practice at Southern Neurology, all our specialists have public hospital appointments. Read more about each specialist below.
Dr Michelle Kiley
MB, BS FRACP
Dr Michelle Kiley is the Director of Epilepsy Services at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia. She completed her undergraduate degree (MB, BS) at Adelaide University, and after completing internship and basic physician training, went on to train in neurology at Flinders Medical Centre, SA, before undertaking further training in Oxford at the Radcliffe Infirmary (epilepsy/epilepsy surgery) and then in London at the National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (clinical neurophysiology).
Dr Kiley has been the Director of Epilepsy services at the RAH since 2001. She has an active interest in Women and Epilepsy, Status Epilepticus and EEG. At the RAH she runs the Epilepsy Clinic and Video-EEG telemetry unit. Dr Kiley is currently the immediate past president of Epilepsy Society of Australia. She is a former member of the Council of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN), having served as honorary Treasurer for 6 years. She is currently the National Chair of the ANZAN Education and Training Committee.
A/Prof. Dr David Schultz
David Schultz graduated from Flinders University in 1987. He did his Neurology training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Flinders Medical Centre, and overseas at Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham and the Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, before returning to take up a consultant role at Flinders Medical Centre in 1997. He remains at Flinders, where he is currently an Associate Professor with the University and Head of Neurology and Stroke.
David is a general neurologist, and accepts referrals for all neurological conditions, but has a clinical and research interest in Motor Neurone Disease. He is a member of the Executive Committee for the Australian Motor Neurone Disease Registry, as well as the Scientific Advisory Committee for the Fight MND Foundation. Additionally he is currently serving on the Overseas Training Physician Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Dr Joseph Frasca
Joseph Frasca graduated from the University of Adelaide Medical School in 1981. Joseph did his Neurology training at Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide and also did further advanced specialist training overseas with a Neurophysiology Fellowship at the University of Kentucky Medical Centre and an Epilepsy Fellowship at the New York University Medical Centre.
He is currently a senior staff Consultant Neurologist at the Flinders Medical Centre and a Senior Lecturer in Neurology at the Flinders University.
He is a general Neurologist, but has particular interests in Epilepsy management, Epilepsy Surgery and Epilepsy drug research. Joseph is also a committee member of the Drugs and Devices Committee of the Epilepsy Association of Australia.
He is also involved in using Botulinum Toxin for the use of Neurological conditions such as Chronic Migraine, Cervical Dystonia and Hemifacial spasm.
Dr Thomas Kimber
Dr Kimber graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1989 and then undertook basic physician training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. He completed his Neurology advanced training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital in Perth, and the Royal Free Hospital in London. His PhD, which concerned the effects of pallidotomy surgery on motor function in Parkinson’s disease, was awarded by the University of Adelaide in 2008.
In addition to his private practice, Dr Kimber is a senior consultant neurologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. While Dr Kimber sees patients presenting with a wide range of neurological disorders, his main clinical and academic areas of interest are Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Dr Sharavanan (Shav) Parasivam
Dr Sharavanan (Shav) Parasivam completed his medical degree at the University of Adelaide 1997. He has had extensive clinical training in General Neurology including a year in Oxford and subsequently Movement Disorders. He has specific expertise in the management of patients with Movement Disorders particularly Parkinson’s Disease, the use of deep brain stimulation for the management of movement disorders as well as the use of botulinum toxin for the management of a number of neurological conditions.
Dr Janakan Ravindran is a Consultant Neurologist at the Royal Adelaide and Head of Neurology & Stroke Unit at the Lyell McEwin Hospital. He trained in neurology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre. He is currently the clinical lead for Neuroimmunology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Dr Ravindran practices as a general neurologist, and has particular subspecialty interests in Multiple Sclerosis and other Neuroimmunological conditions as well as peripheral neuromuscular disorders.
Dr Craig Kurunawai
"Dr Craig Kurunawai is a fully qualified Australian neurologist. He undertook a stroke fellowship in 2015, before completing his advanced training in neurology. Dr Kurunawai was the inaugural Clinical Neurophysiology Fellow at the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals in 2018, with subspecialised training in clinical neurophysiology, EEG and epileptology. In addition to epilepsy, stroke and clinical neurophysiology, his other areas of interest are in general neurology and can also administer Botulinum Toxin for chronic migraine. He currently holds public appointments as a consultant neurologist at the Royal Adelaide and Queen Elizabeth Hospitals."