Dr. Harry Koumoukelis is currently a visiting anaesthetist at the Sydney Children’s Hospital, Prince of Wales Private and Macquarie University Hospital in Sydney.
His training was enhanced by a fellowship in paediatric anaesthesia at the Hospital for Sick Children and neuro anaesthesia at St. Michael’s Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
This has led to his major interest in paediatric and adult neuro-anaesthesia and neonatal anaesthesia. Dr Koumoukelis has anaesthetised over 12 000 children in his career. He also performs regional anaesthesia for ambulatory and inpatient adults, undergoing shoulder, hip and knee surgery. He was a tutor for the Australian and New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and sits on a number of medical advisory boards for major private hospitals in Sydney.
Tyler was the first resident to train at and complete his residency at the Carolina Neurosurgery and Spine Institute in Charlotte, NC. This is one of the largest private practice groups in the world and has an excellent reputation for hands-on training from some of the best neurosurgeons in the USA….think Tony Asher, Hunter Dyer, Tim Adamson and Scott Wait. As Visiting Professor there a few years back, I was observing Scott Wait, my previous fellow, performing a difficult case through an eyebrow approach. His assistant was Tyler. I was equally impressed with Tyler as I was with Scott, who I have described previously as the best technical surgeon I have ever trained. When Tyler applied for my fellowship I seriously thought that I would reject him simply because there was nothing that I could teach him that Scott hadn’t already.
He persisted and I am so thankful that he did. Tyler has been with us for 3 months and has already earnt himself several “superlatives”…..indeed, he may be the best “second generation” fellow that I have ever trained. Welcome Tyler and your beautiful family. Let’s hope that the Covid 19 pandemic prohibits you from returning to the US….just kidding!!