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Meet our  Team

At Southern Neurology there are 9 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


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Dr Michelle Kiley is the Director of Epilepsy Services at the Central Adelaide Local Health Network and Clinical Lecturer at Adelaide University. She works as a neurologist and epileptologist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. Dr Kiley has interests in EEG, status epilepticus and women with epilepsy. She has served on the Epilepsy Society of Australia (ESA) Executive since 2007 and was the President from 2015-218. She is currently the Chair of the ESA Education and Training Committee (ETC). Dr Kiley has convened 3 ESA annual scientific meetings in Adelaide.

Dr Kiley has also served on the Council of the Australian and New Zealand (ANZAN) from 2010-2016 (serving as the Honorary Treasurer from 2011-2016) and then again from 2019-2022 (during which time she served as the Chair of the ANZAN ETC). She has also served on the ANZAN Scientific Program Committee, and she has served 2 terms on the Advanced Trainee Committee for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.

Dr Kiley has been Chief Investigator for clinical trial work, collaborated in a number of Australian multi-centre real-world observational studies in refractory focal and generalised epilepsy syndromes and she is the Local Principal Investigator for the South Australian hub for the Australian Epilepsy Project, launched February 2023. In 2022 M Kiley was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for services to Neurology and Professional Associations.

A/Prof. Dr David Schultz
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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

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."


 Dr Nicholas Chia
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Dr Nicholas Chia completed his medical degree at the University of Adelaide and his Basic Physician Training at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. His general neurology training in Adelaide was at  Flinders Medical Centre and the Royal Adelaide Hospital where he also underwent further training in Stroke and Cerebrovascular Neurology.

He then trained overseas at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, with a focus on multiple sclerosis and autoimmune neurology which are his ongoing subspeciality interests.


 Dr James Triplett
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Dr Triplett is a neurologist and neurophysiologist. He graduated from The University of Newcastle with a Bachelor of Medicine (Distinction) in 2010 and also has completed both a Bachelor of Medical Science, and Masters of Medicine from the University of Sydney.

Dr Triplett undertook his internship, residency and neurology core training in Perth, Western Australia, and completed a neuromuscular and neuroimmunology fellowship at Concord Repatriation General Hospital, New South Wales, in 2017.

Between 2018 and 2020 he undertook the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists (ANZAN) fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA, with particular focus on neuromuscular medicine, and clinical neurophysiology (nerve conduction studies, EMG and EEG).

He was a consultant neurologist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney prior to moving to Adelaide in August 2022.

Dr Triplett has published widely and is involved in ongoing research in acquired neuromuscular and neuro-immunological disorders.

Dr Triplett has special interest in clinical neurophysiology, neuro-immunological disorders,  hereditary and acquired neuromuscular conditions and the administration of Botulinum toxin for numerous neurological indications including migraine, hemifacial spasm, cervical dystonia,

and spasticity.

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