Speakers

Prof Damien Bolton

Professor Damien Bolton is a Professor in the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery at the Austin Hospital, with an interest in endoscopic management of urinary tract pathology. After training in Melbourne and at the University of California San Francisco he has over 230 published papers and book chapters, and has acted as Chair of the Cancer Council Victoria committee on Urogenital Cancer. Currently he is a member of international consultative committees on urinary stone disease and on urogenital cancer. He has particular interests in urinary stone disease and laparoscopic treatment of urinary tract cancers, performing laparoscopic nephrectomy and over 800 robot assisted radical prostatectomies. 

Dr Michael Chamberlain

Dr Michael Chamberlain is a dynamic member of the Urology Unit who has organised many national and international meetings with a sub-specialty interest in erectile dysfunction and penile prosthesis insertion. He also practices at John Fawkner Private Hospital where he established the brachytherapy program for prostate cancer.

Dr Michael Chao

Dr Michael Chao is a radiation oncologist specialising in breast and prostate cancers. He has over 18 years of experience as a radiation oncologist. 
 
His particular area of expertise is in Prostate Brachytherapy, which includes both Iodine-125 low dose rate (LDR) permanent seed implants and Iridium-192 high dose rate (HDR) temporary implants for prostate cancers. He has directed the development of Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT) and Stereotactic Radiation Therapy at ROV. He consults at the St Vincents Private, Ringwood and Frankston Radiation Oncology Centres. He is also staff specialist at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Centre and VMO at Maroondah Hospital. 

Michael completed his MBBS at Monash University in 1991 graduating with honours. He won the Jean C. Tolhurst Prize in Medicine. He then completed 6 years of postgraduate training at the Repatriation Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as a resident and registrar specialising in Radiation Oncology. He received his Fellowship of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists (FRANZCR) in 1999. This was followed by two years as a research fellow at the DNA Research Laboratory at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. He was both an NHMRC Scholar and Sir Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop Research Fellow. 
 
He commenced as a consultant radiation oncologist in 2000 joining Radiation Oncology Victoria. 

Dr Renu Eapen
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Dr Sandra Elmer
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Dr Johan Gani

Dr Johan Gani is a consultant urologist at the Austin Hospital with expertise in female urology, voiding dysfunction and urodynamics.

He underwent fellowship training at Concord Hospital, Sydney and Toronto Western Hospital. His private practice is based at Epworth Richmond, Kew and Footscray. His subspecialty interests are: 

  • Female incontinence and prolapse surgery
  • Overactive bladder treatments including Botoxbladder injection and sacral neuromodulation
  • Neurogenic bladders (patients withParkinson’s,strokes, diabetes, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis who have bladder problems) 
  • Men with urinary incontinence and erectiledysfunction after prostate surgery 

 

For more information or to make an appointment, please visit www.bladderclinic.com.au

Dennis Gyomber

Dennis is a generalist Urological Surgeon with a special interest in BPH management. Dennis has extensive experience in surgical BPH management, and has performed almost 400 Greenlight PVP cases across both public and private sectors. Dennis has proctored Surgeons around Australia developing skills with this technology. Dennis has been instrumental in establishing Greenlight PVP services at The Northern Hospital, John Fawkner Private, Northpark Private, and Shepparton Private hospitals: including advising on equipment purchasing and credentialing of surgeons. 

Dr Jospeh Ischia

Dr Joseph Ischia is a urologist with a special interest in urologic oncology. He completed a two year clinical and research postdoctoral uro-oncology Urologic Oncology international fellowship and a PhD in oncology. He is also an Associate Professor for the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery and has an appointment at the prestigious Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. These services are all linked to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre at the Austin Hospital. Nathan has particular interest and expertise in urologic oncology and minimally invasive surgery, including robotic surgery. He has a strong interest in prevention of malignancies and active surveillance rather than radical treatment of tumours where it is possible. fellowship at the Vancouver Prostate Centre in Vancouver, Canada. In Vancouver, he trained with some of the pre-eminent urologists in North America and performed research focusing on targeting the insulin-like growth factor binding proteins with a novel antisense in the treatment of advanced castration– and enzalutamideresistant prostate cancer. Joseph graduated medicine from Melbourne University in 1998 where he also completed his PHD (2012) investigating the role of a neuroendocrine growth factor (gastrin-releasing peptide) and its precursor in the growth of renal cell cancer. As well as his clinical duties, he continues to be heavily involved in research at the Austin Hospital where he is currently studying the protective role of Zinc in renal ischaemia and prostate cancer progression. 

Gregory Jack

Gregory Jack was Director of the UCLA Kidney Stone Center in Los Angeles and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal on Kidney Stone prevention. He is an international lecturer on kidney stone prevention, kidney stone treatments, kidney reconstruction, donor nephrectomy and kidney transplant. Greg earned his undergraduate degree in 1996 from Cornell University in New York, his Urology degree in 2007 from UCLA in Los Angeles.  He is clinical faculty at Austin Health and North Eastern Urology since 2016 

Dr Jos Jayarajan

Dr Jos Jayarajan is part of the North Eastern Urology (NEU) team. Jos graduated with honours from the University of Melbourne in 2004 after completing her specialist Urological Surgical training she then travelled to leading institutions in Toronto, Cape Town and New York to undertake two years of extensive sub-specialist training.

Jos practises general Urology with a sub-specialty interest and high volume experience in evaluating, managing and treatment of male and female incontinence, voiding dysfunction, video urodynamics and female urological conditions.
A/Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk
Associate Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk MB, BS, PhD,  FRACS (Urology)  is a Urological Surgeon and Urologic Oncologist  with  appointments at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute at the Austin Hospital, Melbourne. He completed a PhD in kidney cancer as well as completing his training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008 and has completed two additional years of training in robotic, laparoscopic and open cancer surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada at Princess Margaret Hospital, the world’s 5th largest cancer centre. In completing this additional certificate, Nathan has now been accepted as a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology (the peak North American body for urology cancer surgery). Nathan has a special interest in cancer high-risk surgery of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testis as well as being comfortable with active surveillance of many cancers where appropriate. In addition to his additional specialised qualifications, Nathan also completed standard urological training of benign conditions such as benign prostate hyperplasia using Greenlight Laser and kidney stones with laser which he is also happy to treat. He has published over 290 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He has private practice at Warringal, Mitcham and Freemasons in East Melbourne as well as consulting in the city. He was recently elected (2015) vice-Chairman of the World Urologoc Oncology Federation.
Peter Liodakis

Mr. Peter Liodakis has completed a fellowship in minimally invasive surgery, together with his general urological training and is a member of North Eastern Urology (NEU).  He is a high volume laparoscopic and robotic surgeon, performing all types of surgery on the kidney and prostate minimally invasively.  He also has interests in laser treatments for BPH, minimally invasive stone surgery and also offers specialised treatment options for prostate cancer (Brachytherapy) with support from an experienced Radiation Oncology team.  

Dr Bradley Newell

Mr Brad Newell is a Melbourne trained Urologist. He graduated from medical school at the University of Melbourne in 2000. He then undertook research in prostate cancer focusing on biomarkers in metastases before completing advanced urology specialty training. Since then he has been active in surgical teaching and examinations through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and has public appointments at Austin Health and Eastern Health.

Brad is a member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, the American Urological Association and the European Association of Urology.
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Dr Andrew Troy

Andrew Troy is a graduate of the University of Melbourne and completed urology training in 2000. His post fellowship training was in endourology and minimally invasive management of renal tract calculi. He has extensive experience in all modalities of stone treatment including ESWL, percutaneous surgery and flexible ureteroscopy laser lithotripsy. He also has a special interest in prostate cancer diagnosis and treatment and offers a range of treatments including Da Vinci robotic radical prostatectomy and brachytherapy. Andrew’s other main interest is vasectomy reversal and treatments for male infertility. 

A/Prof Justin Tse

Associate Professor Justin Tse is Director of Medical Student Education (Clinical Dean) at St Vincent’s Clinical School. He has previously undertaken research on prostate cancer screening and is a Research Fellow at the Cancer Council of Victoria. His current research interests include medical education, cancer care and health informatics. He is in private general practice in Ivanhoe. 

Dr Dixon Woon
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