Dr James


Dr James Dimou

James Dimou is an early career neurosurgeon-scientist with subspecialty expertise in the clinical management and research of brain tumours. His neurosurgical philosophy emphasises the importance of providing compassionate, individualised patient care that is grounded in the best scientific evidence.

Having graduated from medical school at the University of Melbourne in 2003, he then trained in Neurosurgery across a number of Australasian centres, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2017. He then spent a further two years in Canada expanding his training, through a combined clinical and research fellowship in Surgical Neuro-Oncology at the Foothills Medical Centre under the auspices of the University of Calgary. He then further augmented his skills in brain tumour-related clinical care and scientific research with additional observerships in Zurich, Switzerland and Toronto, Canada, after receiving the Cooperative Trials Group for Neuro-Oncology (COGNO) Hubert Stuerzl Memorial Neuro-oncology Educational Award in 2016. Furthermore, he has recently commenced a Senior Executive MBA at Melbourne Business School, with the long term aim of leading transformative research and innovation in Neuro-oncology.

James continues to be an active contributor to the neurosurgical research community. In 2013, he was awarded a PhD from the University of Melbourne, for translational research exploring the molecular biology and therapeutic targeting of glioma stem cells, receiving accolades from the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) for best research presentation by a Young Neurosurgeon two years earlier. He continues to publish his own research, acts as a regular reviewer for the World Neurosurgery journal, and was recently appointed to the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. His appointment at the University of Melbourne as a Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Surgery (RMH), co-leadership of the Parkville Precinct Brain Tumour Research Group, and active membership in the RMH Surgical Educators’ Group, underlines his commitment to medical and neurosurgical education.

James holds public appointments as a neurosurgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and Western Health. He operates in private exclusively at Melbourne Private Hospital.