Prof. Simon Koblar

Prof. Simon Koblar


Professor Simon Koblar is one of Australia's leading stroke physicians. He is Director of the Stroke Research Program, a Senior Consultant Neurologist and patron for Stroke SA, a community-based organisation for stroke sufferers.

Simon trained at the Royal Adelaide Hospital as a physician and followed up with Neurology training at Guy's Hospital in London. He completed his PhD in neuro-biology at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute in Melbourne.

Over ten years ago he returned to Adelaide, setting up the Stroke Research Program at the University of Adelaide, in collaboration with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital. He maintains a clinical practice, teaches undergraduate and postgraduate medical and science students, trains physicians in neurology and heads a research group of 14 PhD, Honours students and postdoctoral researchers.

Simon has been instrumental in setting up South Australia's stroke services. The state has only five stroke physicians and they have all been trained by him.

Prof. Koblar believes stem cell research has great potential to help stroke patients that he sees every day.