Providing specialist neurology and neurophysiology services to Western Adelaide and beyond.
Our neurologists each have areas of special interest and a wide variety of clinical experience. See below for more information on each of our neurologists.
In addition to their role at Western Neurology, most of our neurologists hold clinical and/or academic appointments at university teaching hospitals within Adelaide.
Dr Martin Robinson
Dr Martin Robinson graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1982. He completed physician training at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He then worked at the Prince of Wales and Prince Henry Hospitals in Sydney, NSW, before undertaking a stroke fellowship at Bowmann Gray School of Medicine in Winston Salem, NC, USA. He then worked at the University of Wales School of Medicine in Cardiff, UK, in the Welsh Epilepsy Unit run by Professor Alan Richens. On return to Adelaide in 1991, he commenced work as a consultant neurologist at TQEH where he has remained ever since, being director of the department from 2000- 2015. He is currently a consultant neurologist at Central Adelaide Local Health Network across both TQEH and RAH campuses and works additionally in private at Western Neurology. He has been involved in numerous trials of novel anti-epileptic drugs and maintains subspeciality interests across the fields of epilepsy, stroke and multiple sclerosis.
Dr Karyn Boundy
Dr Karyn Boundy is a senior consultant neurologist who has worked within SA Health since 1992. Her special interests include multiple sclerosis , dementia and neurodegenerative disorders. She has extensive experience in dementia clinical trials. She worked at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital for many years and now, in addition to her private work at Western Neurology, she is a consultant neurologist at Flinders Medical Centre.
Dr Aaron Tan
Dr Aaron Tan completed his medical degree at Flinders University of South Australia in 1997 and has been a consultant neurologist since 2008. He completed his basic physician and advanced training in Neurology at Royal Adelaide and The Queen Elizabeth Hospitals, followed by a Stroke Fellowship under Professor Chris Bladin at Box Hill Hospital in Melbourne in 2008. In addition to working at Western Neurology, Dr Tan is a senior neurologist at both the RAH and TQEH. Dr Tan has participated in numerous trials in stroke and dementia; presented at national and international meetings and has a number of publications. He continues to help train FRACP candidates, previously being a professional development and educational supervisor. As a clinical lecturer, Dr Tan continues to provide teaching to University of Adelaide medical students. His subspecialty interests include stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, memory and carpal tunnel syndrome. Bulk billed nerve conductions are performed at TQEH.
Due to the long wait list for neurology consultations, Dr Tan has made available urgent appointments at Western Neurology. Please mark referrals ‘URGENT’ and an early appointment will be scheduled as appropriate.
Dr YiZhong Zhuang
BSc BMBS(Hons) FRACP
Dr YiZhong "Zhong" Zhuang was awarded his medical degree by Flinders University in 2010 graduating with honours. After completing his internship at Flinders Medical Centre, he underwent physician training at Royal Adelaide Hospital, with advanced training in neurology at The Queen Elizabeth and Royal Adelaide Hospitals, including a Movement Disorders Fellowship under Prof. Philip Thompson, A/Prof. Thomas Kimber and Dr. Shav Parasivam. He has experience in advanced therapies for Parkinson's disease including deep brain stimulation, levodopa/carbidopa intestinal gel, and apomorphine infusion. He has experience in the use of botulinum toxin for treatment of neurological conditions. He has been involved in numerous clinical trials for memory disorders and stroke, as well as movement disorders. Zhong is currently a consultant neurologist at Flinders Medical Centre and continues to be involved in clinical research at RAH. He has broad interests including movement disorders, epilepsy, headache, functional neurological disorders, stroke, behavioral neurology, multiple sclerosis, as well as general internal medicine and preventative healthcare.
Dr Jessica Hafner
BMedSc MBBS FRACP
Dr Jessica Hafner graduated from University of Sydney Graduate Medical Program in 2006. She completed her physician training in Sydney, NSW, prior to moving to Adelaide for her neurology training at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. She returned to Sydney to complete a Neurophysiology Clinical and Research Fellowship at Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards, NSW, in 2013. Since then she has worked as a consultant neurologist in Central Adelaide Local Health Network at both The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospitals. She is a clinical lecturer at the University of Adelaide and supervises neurology advanced trainees and a neurophysiology fellow. She has a special interest in peripheral neuropathy, including complex nerve conduction studies and electromyography, and has published papers on neurophysiological techniques including thermal threshold testing and axonal excitability studies. She is currently providing nerve conduction and EMG services at Western Neurology on Monday mornings only.
Dr Grant Purdie
After many years working as a highly regarded senior consultant neurologist at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital and Western Neurology, Dr Grant Purdie is currently providing nerve conduction and EMG services through Western Neurology only. All Dr Purdie's clinics are held on Level 5C, Main Tower Block, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Our Administrative Staff
Our practice manager, Sarah, has extensive experience and has worked in the medical field for over 30 years. After gaining experience in Radiology, Obstetrics and Gynaecology she moved to Western Neurology, where she has been in her current role for 15 years.
Lucy has over 18 years of medical administrative experience with previous roles in various General Practice and Specialist Clinics. She has been in her current role at Western Neurology for over three years.