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 400 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 1000 robot assisted radical prostatectomies.
Dr Cliodhna Browne
Dr Clíodhna Browne graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in 2010. She completed her surgical training through the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and was awarded the Fellowship in Urology (FRCS Urol) in 2019. Clíodhna has a specific interest in clinical education, and recently completed a master’s degree in clinical education through the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway in 2021. Clíodhna is currently working as a Clinical Urology
Fellow at Austin Health, with a focus on minimally invasive upper tract surgery and endourology.
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.
Mr Yee Chan
Mr Yee Chan started his career as a consultant urologist at the Austin Health in 2001 following his return from fellowship year in Newcastle upon Tyne in UK. With special interest in urooncology, he also acquired skills in complex laparoscopic urology procedures early in his career. These complex procedures include laparosopic nephrectomy, partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty and radical prostatectomy. Since 2005, he has also transitioned to robotic surgery. He continues to acquire broad experience in robotic partial nephrectomy. At the Austin Health, he helped the promotion of live kidney donor programme by introducing laparoscopic donor nephrectomy in 2007. He has maintained the role of mentoring trainees and visiting fellows in laparoscopic surgery.
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 Eaoen
Dr Renu Eapen is a Consultant Urologist at the Austin Hospital and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Dr Eapen completed her urology training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2014, and then undertook research in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas. She went on to complete subspecialty Fellowship training in urodynamics, incontinence and voiding dysfunction at the University of Toronto, Canada. Following this, Dr Eapen subsequently obtained her robotics and urooncology fellowship at University of California, San Francisco under the guidance of Dr Peter Carroll and Dr Matthew Cooperberg.
Dr Eapen has a special interest in the surgical and non-surgical management of prostate cancer, as well as kidney and bladder cancers. She is trained in open, laparoscopic and robotic approaches to cancer surgery. She is also trained in the treatment of benign conditions such as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and kidney stones. Additionally, she has an interest in the treatment of voiding dysfunction in men and women. Dr Eapen has subspecialty training in performing urodynamic studies and various procedures for female urinary incontinence and prolapse as well as male slings and the insertion of artificial urinary sphincters.
Dr Joshua Elakis
Joshua Elakis is a dermatologist working in private practice in Geelong, where he is also Head of Department at University Hospital Geelong, and senior lecturer for Deakin University. He also consults at Footscray Hospital. Joshua is interested in all aspects of medical and surgical dermatology.
Mr 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.
Mr 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.
Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk
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.
Mr 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
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.
Dr Nieroshan Rajarubendra
Dr Nieroshan Rajarubendra is a Victorian trained urologist who sub-specialises in minimally invasive surgery for urological malignancies. He has completed a two-year robotic and advanced laparoscopic fellowship at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. As a result, he is proficient in all aspect of minimally invasive surgery including nephron sparing surgery for complex renal tumours, radical cystectomy with intracorporeal urinary diversion for bladder cancers and reconstructive surgery. In addition, Dr Niero has authored numerous peerreviewed papers, book chapters and was awarded a Doctor of Medicine from the University of Melbourne for research in prostate cancer. He manages all aspects of kidney, bladder and prostate conditions focusing on the South Eastern region of Melbourne where he grew up. He is passionate about providing treatment options and modalities that are at the forefront of urological care globally to his local community and making these services accessible by all.
Mr Kapil Sethi
Kapil Sethi is a urologist at Austin Health with a particular interest in robotic and minimally invasive surgery, stone surgery and laser treatment of the enlarged prostate.
Kapil undertook fellowship training at the Austin Hospital and overseas fellowships in Germany and the UK. In Hamburg, he gained experience in prostate cancer surgery, laser treatment of BPH and keyhole kidney stone surgery. Kapil then did a further robotic fellowship at Stepping Hill Hospital in Manchester.
He is senior clinical lecturer at the University of Melbourne and actively involved in junior doctor training.
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
Dixon is an experienced Australian-trained urologist with special interests in robotic surgery and urological cancers. He is committed to providing individualised and holistic care to all of his patients. He takes the time to listen, communicate and engage with his patients so they can choose the best treatment option. Dixon endeavours to deliver the kind of care that he would expect for his own family.