The Need for Creativity

15th Oct 2018

Dr Parkinson, who is well known for his pioneering work in spinal cord injury management and spine surgery, was recently asked for comment on the importance of creativity.

Here’s the article:

Creativity is needed in all disciplines. Asked how important creativity is to his work, Sydney neurosurgeon Richard Parkinson answers, “It’s everything. It’s how I solve problems.” We’re sitting in his consulting rooms at St Vincent’s Clinic where he has covered the walls in art. As we talk, he shows me an app he’s developing for patients so they can easily understand their condition and treatment. “The foundation of all brilliance is seeing connections when no one else does,” he stresses. As I leave, he rounds up. “Creativity is so important. It’s the only thing that matters.”


About Dr Richard Parkinson

Dr Richard Parkinson is a Fellowship trained neurointerventional neurosurgeon and minimally invasive spinal surgeon based in Sydney. He has been performing minimally invasive and complex spinal surgery for 18+ years and has built his reputation on his conservative approach to surgery. He operates at Sydney’s leading private hospitals and has performed surgery on a very significant volume of patients requiring both straight-forward and complex spine surgery. Read his full biography here.