“I constantly strive to provide the best experience and outcomes for my patients.”
You have opened this web page because you or a loved one has a significant Urological issue and are seeking the best possible treatment and outcome. No-one wants to be unwell or to have pain or potentially have a diagnosis of a life-threatening condition. When those circumstances occur it is essential to seek the best possible opinion and treatment from an experienced surgeon with technical excellence, who is a leader in their field and who will communicate openly and honestly to assist the best outcomes. Those are my goals as a Urologist.
I grew up locally in Melbourne but have studied medicine and surgery in 4 continents. I studied medicine at Melbourne University and graduated in 1988 and completed residency at St Vincents Hospital.
In 1992, I worked as a trauma surgical registrar at Baragwanath Hospital South Africa, the largest acute surgical and trauma hospital in the southern hemisphere. I completed my Australian Urology Fellowship in 1996, was awarded the BAUS medal for research the following year after developing a new operation to prevent the formation of kidney stones and successfully engineered this in an animal model.
In 1998, I was Visiting Assistant Professor of Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology at the University of Davis, a highly prestigious Urology Centre in California. I returned to Australia the following year as a Consultant Urologist at Monash Health and also commenced private practice with one of the icons of Urology in Victoria – Mr Richard Fletcher.
In 2005, I commenced the laparoscopic program at Monash Health. Today, laparoscopy is the preferred technique for removing most kidney tumours world-wide. From 2009 to 2012 I was the Head of Urology Training at Monash Health and in 2016 I completed my advanced training program in Robotic Surgery in Tokyo.
I am the current Director of Urology at Monash Health and the lead clinician in the Monash Cancer multidisciplinary meeting discussing all advanced cancer surgical cases.
I have recently overseen the development of the Monash Prostate Cancer Pathway to allow consistent high level care in Prostate Cancer. In addition I have vast experience treating Stone Disease, Haematuria (blood in the urine) and men with prostate enlargement (BPH).
In my private practice, I am proud to perform major surgery at St John of God Berwick and Cabrini Malvern. I have excellent administrative staff and a talented Urology nurse to assist our patients achieve their goals of care.
I thrive on the challenge to bring the best health delivery to my patients, whether that be at the time of the consultation, the technical aspects of surgery, or formulating new care pathways for the larger community. I now offer Telehealth Consultations especially to those elderly, time-poor or geographically distanced. This has broken down the barriers of access to world-class health care.
Kate is our dedicated practice nurse and coordinates many aspects of the patient journey. She has vast experience in Urology and offers pre-operative information sessions for patients having major cancer surgery, as well as co-ordinating the ED injection program, catheter care, and procedures done in house. She is a ready conduit for Urological advice for patients
Sandra has been an integral part of the practice since 2015. She is the practice manager and has an excellent rapport with patients and staff. Her caring approach and ability to co-ordinate complex rostering for our surgeons makes her highly valued in the practice.
Caitlan is an outstanding member of our administrative team and is the main front line receptionist coordinating patient appointments, operation bookings and registration. She is very committed to our team and a great advocate for patient needs.
Ashley looks after the patient journey in the Malvern rooms each week. She is delightful and experienced and will assist the co-ordination of appointments and bookings on consulting days.