Dr Tollesson commenced medical training in 1987 at Umea University, Sweden followed by training in General Surgery and then specialist training in Neurosurgery.

From 2003 to 2006, Dr Tollesson worked as a consultant at the National Hospital in Norway and Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden. Upon arriving in Australia in 2006, he has worked as a consultant neurosurgeon for Queensland Health in Brisbane and Townsville.

Dr Tollesson completed his Australian Fellowship Examination in neurosurgery in 2007 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

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