Spinal surgery


BrizBrain and Spine 
Bowen Hills Medical Specialist Centre
Suite 1, 16 Thompson Street
Bowen Hills, QLD 4006

Business Phone

07 3833 2500


07 3833 2511





Dr Richard Kahler is a Neurosurgeon with sub-specialties in neurosurgery, spinal surgery, and oncology. He completed his medical degree at the University of Queensland. His neurosurgical training was attained in Townsville, Brisbane, Perth and the United Kingdom.

Dr Kahler acquired specialist training in spinal surgery techniques during 12 months advanced training at Frenchay Hospital Bristol, United Kingdom. This training was specifically directed at complex and computer-guided spinal surgery. He was also involved in research of spinal artificial disc surgery and Dr Kahler continues to focus on these techniques as well as minimal access ‘keyhole’ spinal surgery. 

On returning from the United Kingdom at the end of 2000, Dr Kahler was appointed to The Royal Brisbane Hospital and Royal Children’s Hospital as a specialist neurosurgeon. In 2005 he merged with Dr Tomlinson and Dr Coyne, his co-founders, to establish BrizBrain and Spine as the face of modern neurosurgical care in Queensland. Dr. Kahler is Managing Director of BrizBrain and Spine. He is also a Director of Newro, a not-for-profit research organization focusing on the Neurosciences. Dr. Kahler has a particular interest in results of surgery from a patient’s perspective – patient reported outcome measures (PROMs). In conjunction with  the staff of Newro and BrizBrain and Spine, he has developed software allowing online collection and interpretation of PROMs to help advance our knowledge of surgery and surgical outcomes.

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