Dr Vanessa Sammons

Dr Vanessa Sammons

MBBS (Hons), MPhil, FRACS (Neurosurgery)
Special interests: Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Dr Vanessa

I’m a Neurosurgeon at North Shore Private, Gosford Private and Ballina Day Surgery. I treat all neurosurgical conditions, but with a particular interest in Peripheral Nerve Surgery. I pride myself on providing personalised and thoughtful patient care and utilising my skills to achieve the best outcome possible.

I attended the University of Sydney, graduating with honours, and was also awarded the Hinder Memorial Prize for Surgery. Prior to Neurosurgery training, I completed a Master of Philosophy in Advanced Medicine researching brain arteriovenous malformations.

I completed my training at several Sydney hospitals including Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, St George Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital and Sydney Children’s Hospital.

After being awarded Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a Neurosurgeon, I travelled to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Canada where I undertook subspecialty training in Peripheral Nerve Surgery under the mentorship of Dr Rajiv Midha, a world renowned Peripheral Nerve Surgeon.

During training I was the elected trainee representative to the Training Board of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. I am a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, the Women in Surgery Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the international Association of Women Surgeons, the American Society of Peripheral Nerve and American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

I am also a mother of two.


Dr Vanessa Sammons


I'm quite social TOO




Consulting Rooms

St Leonards

Sydney North Neurosurgery
Suite 5, Level 5
66-80 Pacific Highway
St Leonards NSW 2065



Central Coast Neurosciences
Suite 202, Level 1
Element Building
200 Central Coast Highway
Erina NSW 2260



Ballina Day Surgery
46 Tamar Street
Ballina NSW 2478