Dr. Sammons attended the University of Sydney, graduating with honours and awarded with the Hinder Memorial Prize for Surgery.
Prior to Neurosurgery training, Dr. Sammons completed a Master of Philosophy in Advanced Medicine, researching brain arteriovenous malformations.
Dr. Sammons completed her training at several Sydney hospitals including, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, St George Hospital, Prince of Wales Hospital, Liverpool Hospital, Royal North Shore Hospital, and Sydney Children’s Hospital. After the award of Fellowship to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons as a Neurosurgeon, Dr. Sammons traveled to Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary, Canada where she undertook subspecialty training in Peripheral Nerve Surgery under the mentorship of Dr. Rajiv Midha, a world-renowned Peripheral Nerve Surgeon.
During training, Dr. Sammons was the elected trainee representative to the Training Board of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia. She is a member of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia, the Women in Surgery Section of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, the International Association of Women Surgeons, and the American Society of Peripheral Nerve Surgery.
Dr. Sammons is also a mother of two.
Conditions Dr. Sammons manages include:
- Nerve entrapments (including, but not limited to carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar neuropathy, common peroneal neuropathy, tarsal tunnel syndrome, meralgia paraesthetica)
- Nerve and brachial plexus injuries
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Nerve tumours (including schwannomas and neurofibromas)
- Spinal cord and spinal nerve root compression
- Spinal cord and brain tumours
- Spinal degenerative conditions
- Chiari malformations
- Trigeminal neuralgia
- Hemifacial spasm
Dr. Sammons is available at Erina and Woy Woy.