Key Note Speaker 

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PROFESSOR VIPUL PATEL

Vipul Patel, MD, FACS is the medical director of the Global Robotics Institute at Florida Hospital Celebration Health and medical director of the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute Urologic Oncology Program. He is a professor of Urology at the

University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando, Florida, and a clinical associate professor of Urology at Nova Southeastern University, also in Orlando. He is the founder of the International Prostate Cancer Foundation (IPCF) and a founding member of the Society of Robotic Surgery. He serves as an honorary professor at the University of Milan, Korea University and Ricardo Palma University in Lima, Peru, and was recently made an honorary professor of the Russian Academy of Science.

He leads one of the world’s most experienced robotic surgery teams and travels around the world to educate physicians and care for patients. He is the editor emeritus of The Journal of Robotic Surgery and editor of the first-ever robotic urology textbook. Dr. Patel is world-renowned for his contribution to the field of robotic surgery and is committed to personalized patient care and quality outcomes. He is one of the most experienced robotic surgeons in the world and has personally performed more than 10,000 robotic prostatectomies.


Professor Paul Bannon

Professor Paul Bannon is an adult cardiothoracic surgeon of international standing, with clinical appointments at Royal Prince Alfred, Concord, Strathfield Private and Macquarie University Hospitals. Professor Bannon is the Head of Department of The Royal Prince Alfred Cardiothoracic Unit, holds the inaugural Professorial Chair of Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Sydney, is the Chairman of The Baird Institute for Applied Heart and Lung Surgical Research, and the President-elect of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Cardiothoracic Surgeons (ANZSCTS). He is the co-Chairman of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital Institute for Academic Surgery. Professor Paul Bannon is also the co-chair of the Sydney Local Health District’s Robotics program.

Professor Bannon graduated from the University of Sydney in 1987, completed a PhD from the same institution in 1998 and was awarded a FRACS (CTh) in 1998. He has a particular passion for translational research in the areas of congenital aortic and mitral valve disease, biomaterials and biocompatibility, limitation of blood product usage in cardiac surgery, the inflammatory response to bypass and the development of academic surgical careers. He is also co-Chair of the Cardiac Devices Committee for the Agency of Clinical Innovation for the Ministry of Health, NSW. He has authored or co-authored more than 120 scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He is co-editor-in-chief of the Annals of Cardiothoracic Surgery, a Medline-listed multimedia journal of cardiothoracic surgery.


Professor Stefan Williams

Professor Stefan Williams is a Professor of Marine Robotics at the University of Sydney's Australian Centre of Field Robotics (ACFR). Professor Williams leads the Marine Systems group within the ACFR and is the head of Australia's Integrated Marine Observing System Autonomous Underwater Vehicle Facility.

Professor Williams' research interests focus on aspects of navigation, mapping, planning and control as applied to autonomous marine systems and the interpretation of the data collected by these systems. Professor Williams has always had a strong focus on fielding real systems in support of scientific applications.

His research in the field of marine robotics is enhancing the ability to document, understand and thus protect our deep-water marine habitats. His current focus is on the developement and deployment of autonomous underwater vehicles whose visual and acoustic sensors can gather data for the purpose of generating high-resolution 3D models of underwater marine environments. 


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Dr Andrew Fuller

Dr Andrew Fuller is a graduate of the Adelaide University Medical School. He completed his basic and advanced surgical training in South Australia.

After becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, he was accepted for further training in minimally invasive urologic oncology and endourology at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. In particular, he gained expertise in robot-assisted prostate and kidney cancer surgery and has completed more than 500 robotic cases as primary surgeon since returning to Australia in 2012. Andrew is supervisor of resident and robotic fellowship training at Royal Adelaide Hospital.

Dr Fuller has presented at numerous national and international Urology meetings and has published widely in the field of robotic urology and urinary stone disease. He has authored 6 book chapters, 19 peer reviewed research articles and numerous abstracts. He is an invited reviewer for the Journal of Endourology, Journal of Robotic Surgery, British Journal of Urology and European Medical Journal.


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Dr Ross Warner

Dr Warner completed his Bachelor of Medical Science at the University of Sydney and then went on to complete his Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery with honours at the same institution.

Dr Warner completed his surgical training in 2010 at Royal Prince Alfred and Concord Hospitals and during his training completed a Masters of Surgery at the University of Sydney. He then underwent a year of general surgical training before undergoing two years of specialist colorectal training at The Tweed Hospital and John Flynn Private Hospital. 

Dr Warner’s main interests are in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, colorectal cancer, faecal incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. He is excited about developing robotic colorectal surgery at the John Flynn Hospital for rectal cancer and complex pelvic floor disorders.

He has a particular interest in teaching and is an active participant in both the Griffith and Bond University teaching programs as well as tuition of surgical registrars rotated through The Tweed Hospital


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Associate Professor Declan Murphy

Associate Professor Declan Murphy is Consultant Urologist and Director of Genitourinary Oncology at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia. He also has appointments as consultant urologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Honorary Clinical Associate Professor at the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne. Declan has a strong academic background and has published extensively in the field of minimally-invasive urology for the management of prostate, renal and bladder cancer.

He is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Urology International, on the Editorial Boards of European Urology and Nature Reviews Urology, and on the board of reviewers for many other journals

Declan is highly active in social media with a large Twitter following. He blogs regularly for the BJUI where he is Associate Editor responsible for social media.


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Professor Phillip Stricker AO

Professor Phillip Stricker is Chairman of the Urology Department at St Vincent’s Campus Sydney, the Director of the St Vincent’s Prostate Cancer Centre Sydney, Professor at UTS & UWS, Conjoint Associate Professor in Surgery at the University of New South Wales and Sydney University, Director of the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre – NSW at The Kinghorn Cancer Centre and was an inaugural Director on the national board of the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.      

He has one of the largest experiences in open and robotic prostate cancer surgery, brachytherapy, active surveillance and focal therapy in Australasia. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and currently has a major interest in imaging with MRI and PET scanning, focal therapy and multidisciplinary approach to advanced prostate cancer.


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Dr Daniel Bethencourt

Daniel M. Bethencourt, M.D. is a graduate of MIT and Yale Medical School. He completed General Surgery Residency at the University of Texas, Houston and Cadiothoracic Surgery at UCLA. He is certified by the American Board of Surgeons and the American Board of Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Bethencourt specializes in minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Since 1996 he has performed Minimally Invasive Aortic Valve Replacements, Minimally Invasive Coronary Artery Bypass, and Minimally Invasive Mitral Valve Repair. He has led the Robotic Cardiac Surgery Program at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center since 2006, completing over 800 Da Vinci Cardiac procedures to date. 


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Dr Daniel Moon

Dr Daniel Moon is the Director of Robotic Surgery at Epworth Healthcare and an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at The University of Melbourne and Monash University. He has performed over 1000 major laparoscopic +/- robotic procedures, published the first Australian series of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy in 2008, performed the first Australian robotic cysto-prostatectomy in 2009, published the largest Australian pyeloplasty series in 2011, and established a robotic partial nephrectomy program at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, publishing the first Australian series of this procedure in 2014.

Dr Moon convenes the biennial National Kidney and Bladder Cancer Symposium, co-convened Australia’s first robotic prostatectomy surgical masterclass in 2011, followed by the first robotic partial nephrectomy masterclass in 2012 then the first Australian multi-disciplinary robotic surgical symposium in 2013.

Dr Moon has developed comprehensive training and credentialing documents for surgeons learning robotic surgery, is involved in fellowship training in robotics and is on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Urology International.


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Dr Howard Lau

Dr Howard Lau is a Urology and transplant surgeon in Sydney, Australia. He is a Conjoint Professor of Surgery, School of Medicine at Western Sydney University, trained in Sydney and worked as a clinical lecturer in Oxford, UK in 1995. 

He is widely regarded by his peers as an opinion leader in minimally invasive urology having performed a number of Australian first laparoscopic and robotic surgeries, including the first laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy and Partial Nephrectomy for renal tumours as well as Robotic Kidney Transplant more recently.

He has performed many invited live surgical demonstrations and lectures in different part of the world. He performs open, laparoscopic and robotic surgeries and specialises in Renal, Adrenal and Prostate diseases; he often refer himself as a “RAP surgeon”.

He has performed over 2,500 minimally invasive Renal, Adrenal and Prostate surgery. He has written book chapters and contributed to multiple publications in medical literature on these areas.


Dr Carina Chow

Located on The Wesley Hospital Campus, Dr Chow completed her MBBS undergraduate degree at the University of Sydney, her General Surgery training at Westmead Hospital and in surrounding areas including Canberra (2003-2006).  

Her colorectal training (CSSANZ) was completed at the Prince of Wales Hospital (NSW) in 2007 and the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital in 2008. She undertook specialist robotic training at Anam Hospital, Korea University Medical College, in Seoul. 
  
Since 2009, Dr Chow has practiced as a colorectal surgeon at the Royal Brisbane Women’s Hospital and the Mater Hospital. 


Associate Professor Celi Varol

A/Prof Celi Varol has been a pioneer in laparoscopic prostatectomy and cystectomy in Sydney since 2004. He performed the first laparoscopic cystectomy in 2006 and was fundamental in the robotic pelvic oncology program at Nepean hospital. He commenced and formulated the whole Masters in Surgery (Urology) and Masters in Advanced Surgery (UroOncology) and Robotic program at Macquarie University.

His current interests are in MRI guided diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer. He is currently undertaking the MRI guided focal laser therapy trial at MUH.


Dr Geoff Coughlin

Dr Geoff Coughlin is a Urologist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and a visiting medical practitioner at the Wesley Hospital.

He commenced robotic surgery programs at these hospitals in 2009 and 2010 respectively. 

Dr Coughlin has an interest in robotic surgery and prostate cancer and is currently involved in clinical trials within these disciplines.


Dr David Cavallucci

Dr David Cavallucci is a General Surgeon with subspecialty interest in Hepato-pancreatico-biliary surgery who began practicing at the Wesley in 2012.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Queensland in 2001, Dr Cavallucci obtained his Fellowship with Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

After being awarded the FRACS in General Surgery, he undertook further training in complex laparoscopic Upper GI, Bariatric and HPB surgery at Concord Hospital in Sydney. He was accepted onto the ANZHPBA post-Fellowship program in HPB surgery and completed a year at the Royal Brisbane Hospital focussed on complex HPB, Bariatric and laparoscopic general surgery. He was offered a two-year fellowship at the University of Toronto, the premier HPB and liver transplant program in North America and internationally recognised as a centre of excellence in complex HPB surgery.

During these years of post-Fellowship training in Australia and abroad, working with leaders in the field, he was able to gain experience in: pancreatic resection including vascular resection and reconstruction extended liver resection including reconstruction of the vena cava and portal vein using techniques such as in-situ cooling and ex-vivo resection and multi-stage resections, liver, pancreas and kidney transplantation and laparoscopic liver, gallbladder and pancreatic surgery.

He has presented and published internationally on gallbladder and pancreatic cancer including a book chapter, as well as on techniques for complex liver surgery. Currently, he is completing a Masters degree in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics.
Dr Cavallucci is a member of RACS, ANZHPBA and American Society of Transplant Surgeons.


Dr Scott Leslie

Dr Scott Leslie is a robotic surgery specialist, treating urological cancers with a focus on both oncological outcomes and functional results. Dr Leslie received training in robotic surgery at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, and is a high-volume robotic surgeon in Sydney.

Dr Leslie holds consultant positions in Urology at Royal Prince Alfred (RPA) hospital and the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. As the Research Lead for Robotics (Urology) at the RPA Institute of Academic Surgery.

Dr Leslie’s undergraduate medical training took place at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He completed urological training with rotations at RPA, Gosford, and Westmead hospitals, followed by a fellowship in uro-oncology, transplant surgery and laparoscopic urology at RPA.
Dr Leslie then undertook a two-year fellowship in minimally invasive uro-ocology at the University of Southern California. Working alongside world leaders in robotic surgery he received exposure to the latest techniques of robotic surgery for prostate, kidney and bladder cancer.



Dr Kayvan Haghighi

Dr Kayvan Haghighi graduated from the University of Adelaide in 1996 and completed his specialist Urological training in Sydney. He then pursued further training overseas and undertook a fellowship in the Department of Urology and Transplantation in Dublin, Ireland where he gained expertise in urological oncology surgery and renal transplantation.

Since returning to Australia, Dr Haghighi has worked in the field of Urology in both the public and private sector. Dr Haghighi holds appointments at Campbelltown and Liverpool Public Hospitals and Campbelltown Private and St George Private Hospital.

Dr Haghighi’s major focus is fully patient-centred approach to all aspects of urological care. Within this framework, he holds a special interest in prostate disease both benign and cancer. He also conducts minimal invasive laparoscopic surgery with quick return to work and normal activities.

Dr Kayvan Haghighi completed Robotic Prostate Surgery training in USA in 2012 and performs Robotic surgery at Hurstville Private Hospital.


Associate Professor Charbel Sandroussi

Associate Professor Charbel Sandroussi is a Hepatobiliary and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgeon with a strong commitment to Clinical Research.

His specific research interests include transplantation for hepatocellular carcinoma, technical outcomes in adult to adult live donor liver transplantation, portal haemodynamics following transplant and liver resection, and multivisceral and major vascular resection in oncology.

Associate Professor Charbel Sandroussi has an extensive track record of successful collaborations with both local and overseas research groups and a genuine enjoyment for teaching and working with others.
In addition to being the inaugural Director of Clinical Research of the IAS, Associate Professor Sandroussi is the Head of the Department of Hepatobiliary and Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery at RPA, the medical director of TPN at RPA, and a Director of the Surgical Outcomes Resource Centre (SOuRCe).


Dr Stephen Bell

Dr Stephen Bell is a colorectal surgeon with an interest in laparoscopic and robotic surgery. Dr Bell treats colon and rectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis), diverticular disease and functional bowel disorders (incontinence and constipation). He also treats anorectal disorders (haemorrhoids, fistulae, and fissures), and herniae.

Dr Stephen Bell is a member of the CSSANZ, and Chairman of the Gastrointestinal Cancer Committee, The Cancer Council; Editor of Gastrointestinal Cancer Update; and a Senior Lecturer in Surgery, Cabrini Monash University Academic Department of Surgery,


Dr Stephen Pillinger

Dr Stephen Pillinger studied at the University of Sheffield from 1988 – 1994, was then appointed as an Advanced Trainee in General Surgery at Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney from 1999 – 2002.

His Post Fellowship training was as Clinical Fellow in Colon & Rectal Surgery at The Academic Surgical Unit, Castle Hill Hospital, Hull, UK from 2003 – 2005, only the second Fellow to be appointed for 2 years at Castle Hill, one of the premier Colon & Rectal Surgery Units in the UK.

Dr Pillinger is a Consultant Colon & Rectal Surgeon, having commenced Consultant practice in 2005. The major focus of his practice is benign and malignant colorectal pathology, and has particular expertise in minimally invasive Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery, Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery and Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS), diagnostic and interventional colonoscopy. He has trained in Robotic surgery in the US and South Korea and is one of the busiest Robotic Colorectal Surgeons in NSW.

Dr Pillinger is a full member of the Colorectal Society of Australia and New Zealand (CSSANZ) and the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Dr Pillinger’s research interests include Transanal Endoscopic Microsurgery, Robotic and Laparoscopic Colon and Rectal Surgery, Diathermy Smoke and Surgical Safety. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and presentations to local and international meetings


Dr Michael Talbot

Dr Michael Talbot is a Specialist in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, therapeutic Endoscopy/ERCP, Oesophageal Physiology and Reflux. After Graduating from the University of Otago in 1992 he completed his Internship in Wellington, NZ before commencing residency and surgical training at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney. In 2001 he graduated from Advanced Surgical Training in Sydney South Eastern rotation then went on to complete further subspecialty training as the Lister Lecturer in Surgery at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary UK. He commenced consultant practice at St George and Wollongong Hospitals in 2003 as a UNSW Senior Lecturer in Surgery. In 2005 he consolidated his public hospital appointment to St George Hospital and currently consults at a number of other sites in Sydney and Wollongong.

During his career Dr Talbot has been a pioneer of complex Bariatric Surgery in NSW and has for the last decade had the highest caseload of these patients in the state. He performed Australasia’s first robotic bariatric and oesophageal surgical procedures. Dr Talbot offers the full range of endoscopic and surgical treatments for neoplasia in the oesophagus and stomach and runs NSW’s longest established High Resolution Oesophageal Diagnostic Lab. He is one of very few clinicians in Australia experienced in newly introduced endoscopic therapies to manage early tumours and oesophageal functional disorders.


Ms Emma Birch

Emma Birch is a Urology Nurse Consultant in Cancer Surgery, who specialises in providing care for men and their families before and after robotic-assisted prostatectomy. Emma initially trained in New Zealand has also worked in Singapore, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Emma has vast surgical experience with the addition of many years at the Australian Catholic University as an educator and coordinator. She has been recognised nationally for her many achievements including being the recipient of the Victorian Travelling Fellowship which enabled her to visit international centres of excellence to further enhance her multi-disciplinary approach to care for men with prostate cancer.

Emma has published on robotic patient pathway post prostatectomy in European Journal of Oncology Nursing and has presented this internationally in Madrid, Amsterdam and Buenos Aires. Her vision is streamlining compassionate care, ensuring an empathetic


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Ms Betty Mutanga

Betty is a highly skilled Urology and Robotics Nurse Unit Manager and a Robotic Surgical Assistant at Macquarie University Private Hospital with over ten years of experience gained in Scotland, England and Australia. She studied adult nursing at Dundee University Hospital, Ninewells where she graduated with a BSc in Adult Nursing and further graduated with a Master’s Degree in Advanced Peri Operative Nursing from University of Newcastle Australia in 2012, and Post Graduate in Peri Operative Nursing Surgeon Assistant from Southern Cross University in 2014.

Betty has been with Macquarie University Private Hospital since it started its Multi-Speciality Robotics Surgery Program in September 2011 and that includes Urology, Gynaecology and Cardiac, Upper GI and Colorectal. With Macquarie University Private Hospital having recently purchased a second Xi Da Vinci Robot, Betty is looking forward to taking part in expanding Robotic surgery in Bariatric surgery which will be commencing shortly.


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Dr Brett Fritsch 

Dr Brett Fritsch specialises in arthroscopic and replacement surgery of the knee. He has a particular interest in sports injuries of the knee, ligament reconstruction, cartilage and meniscal pathology of the knee, and patella instability.

Dr Fritsch has appointments at The Mater Private Hospital and North Shore Private in the Northern Sydney area, as well as at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Camperdown. He is a member of the Australian Orthopaedic Association, Royal Australiasian College of Surgeons and American Orthopaedic Society of Sports Medicine, and is a teaching surgeon at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Patients can be seen by appointment in his consulting rooms at Chatswood, North Sydney, Newtown, and at the Orthopaedic outpatient clinic at RPA.

Brett Completed his Orthopaedic training in Sydney. He was then selected for fellowships in Sports Surgery at Duke University, North Carolina, USA and Advanced Arthroscopy at the Alps Surgical Institute in Annecy France. Brett has a keen interest in surgery aimed at keeping his patients active. He has a background as an elite level sportsman which stimulated his interest in techniques aimed at returning athletes of all levels to their recreational and occupational activity of choice. These techniques are applicable to all patients with knee pathology, with the aim to restore and prolong a lifetime of activity. When these reconstructive options have been exhausted, or are not suitable, arthroplasty provides a definitive solution.


Professor Henry Woo

Henry Woo is a urologist sub-specialised in prostate disease. He is the Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery as well as Director of Uro-Oncology at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse. He is also Professor of Surgery at the Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School of the University of Sydney.   He is a Board Director of the Australian and New Zealand Uro-genital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP) and the Australasian Urological Foundation (AUF).  He serves on the Executive Committee of the Asian Pacific Prostate Society and has held numerous roles within the Urological Society of Australian and New Zealand (USANZ) He is an Associate Editor of the Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases journal and is on the editorial boards of the journals European Urology, BJUI, Prostate International, Asian Journal of Urology and World Journal of Men’s Health. He has published over 140 peer reviewed articles and several book chapters.  In addition to his extensive research and clinical interests in prostate cancer and BPH, he is the Coordinator of the International Urology Journal Club on Twitter, a novel format for medical education.  He is also the Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Urology Green List, a portal for safe publishing in the field of urology. 


Dr Justin Vass

Dr Justin Vass is a Sydney Urologist based at Royal North Shore Hospital and Macquarie University Hospitals.
He was the first Australian to complete a Laparoscopic Fellowship in 2001 and since has mentored many Urologists around Australia in minimally invasive surgery.
His main interest is minimally invasive surgery of the kidney and prostate both laparoscopic and robotic assisted.


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Dr Mohan Arianayagam

Dr Mohan Arianayagam is a urologist who has been working in Sydney since 2011. He trained in NSW and did a two year Urologic Oncology fellowship at the University of Miami. Dr Arianayagam is a fellow of the Society of Urologic Oncology. He has a special interest in cancer surgery and is an experienced laparoscopic and robotic surgeon. Dr Arianayagam consults in Bella Vista and Penrith and operates at HSS and several other hospitals in Sydney. He also does robotic surgery for public patients at Nepean hospital which houses one of the public robots  being used in NSW.


Dr Raji Kooner

Dr Kooner is a senior specialist at St Vincent’s Clinic with over 18 year of clinical experience.He graduated with honors at the University of Sydney (surgical prize).He has a particular interest in prostate and kidney surgery.He has performed over 1250 robotic procedures having performed the first robot assisted radical prostatectomy in NSW.He also has extensive experience in Holmium laser enucleation of the prostate.


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Dr Prem Rathore

Dr Rathore completed a Masters (MS) and Diplomate of National Board (DNB) in General Surgery  after his basic Medical degree and further obtained  his Membership in Surgery(MRCS) from The Royal College of Edinburgh.

Dr Rathore went on  to complete  his Urology training  in New South wales ,Australia  and Fellowship in Robotic Surgery  at Nepean Hospital .DR Rathore  also undertook a Robotic Apprentice programme in Los Angeles,USA.

Dr Rathore commenced as Urological Surgeon at Campbelltown Hospital with clinical privileges at Campbelltown private ,Sydney southwest private,Hurstville Private,Norwest private and Chris O"Brian Lifehouse Hospital .

Dr Rathore is also a Conjoint Lecturer at University of Western Sydney  and is involved in teaching of medical students.His Main interest is in Minimally invasive Surgery including Robotic Surgery  for Kidney,Prostate and Urinary Bladder .


Ms Amy Becker

Amy Becker is a clinical training specialist at Device Technologies for the da Vinci robotic surgical system.  She has spent the last 14 years learning and teaching new technologies in surgery.  She spends her spare time offshore sailing, running and entertaining her 2 Kelpies.   

Amy is currently working at the RPA Surgical & Robotics Training Institute, training surgeons on the da Vinci surgical robot.

 


Mr Sean Mungovan

Sean Mungovan is a physiotherapist working at Westmead Private Hospital and Westmead Private Physiotherapy Services and a clinical researcher directing The Clinical Research Institute at Westmead. Working in men’s health and continence, Sean has undertaken collaborative clinical research work with a focus on improving the assessment and management of men undergoing radical prostatectomy. Multidisciplinary collaborative research projects are undertaken with colleagues in Sydney and internationally with colleagues from the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York and Pusan University Hospital in South Korea. Sean is an honorary fellow in the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, The University of Melbourne.