Dr Peter Mews
BA BSc(Med)Hons MBBS MMedSc FRACS
Neurosurgeon, Spine Surgeon, Neurointerventionist
Areas of Interest:
Cerebrovascular and endovascular surgery
Skull base and pituitary surgery
Dr Mews is an Australian-born and Australasian-trained neurosurgeon. He has made Canberra his home since 2013, but has a long affiliation with the Capital region having lived and worked here from 2003-2005 and in 2009.
Dr Mews grew up in regional NSW, and attended Wagga Wagga High School where he was Dux of School in 1994. His undergraduate studies took him to Sydney where he completed a combined BA, MBBS degree at the University of NSW in 2002. During his undergraduate career, Dr Mews began his medical research interest with a BSc(Med)Hons degree in Pathology.
Dr Mews relocated to Canberra in 2003 for his medical internship, and worked at The Canberra Hospital until 2005 when he was selected to commence Neurosurgical training. Dr Mews commenced this training in 2006 in Auckland NZ, at the Auckland City Hospital and Starship Children’s Hospital. Whilst in Auckland Dr Mews furthered his research with a Master’s degree in Medical Science, investigating the cell biology of meningioma at the Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre. It was whilst living in Auckland that he met his wife Victoria, with whom he has 3 beautiful children.
Dr Mews completed his neurosurgical training in Canberra and Sydney, and was awarded the FRACS(Neurosurgery) in January 2011. Dr Mews undertook post-fellowship training at the prestigious Frenchay neurosurgical unit in Bristol, UK for the next 2 years, furthering his experience in cerebrovascular surgery, endovascular techniques, and functional neurosurgery.
Dr Mews is experienced in all aspects of neurosurgery, but has a particular interest in cerebrovascular neurosurgery including endovascular techniques for treatment of brain aneurysms, AVMs, carotid stenosis and stroke; skull base surgery for the pituitary gland and surrounding structures; and functional neurosurgery for treatment of movement disorders and other conditions. He consults at Capital Neurosurgery in Canberra and Wagga Wagga, and operates at National Capital Private Hospital and The Canberra Hospital. Dr Mews is particularly enthusiastic about the utilisation of intra-operative imaging to increase the safety and efficacy of modern neurosurgery, and utilizes intra-operative CT, MRI, angiography and ultrasound wherever possible. He is a clinical lecturer with the Australian National University School of Medicine.