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20 years of experience
Benign Prostatic Enlargement, Kidney Stones, Urological Oncology

Associate Professor Homayoun (Homi) Zargar is a Urological Surgeon with specialist fellowship training in urological oncology and advanced laparoscopic and robotic surgery. A/Prof Zargar is New Zealand trained and has been based in Melbourne since 2015. He completed his medical degree at the University of Otago, New Zealand in 2002 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2013.

He is a Consultant Urologist at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Wetern health and A/Prof at the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne. He also sees private patients at Epworth Richmond Hospital and consults at Kew Urology, Western Urology, Epworth (Richmond) and Holmesglen Hospital.

A/Prof Zargar is a strong advocate for patient centred care and is known for creating quality therapeutic relationships with his patients with the aim of improving their health journey. He provides comprehensive care for all urological cancers, including Kidney, bladder cancer, and prostate cancer. He also has expertise in the treatment and management of general urological conditions including benign prostate enlargement, kidney stones, elevated PSA levels and blood in urine.

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General Surgery
15 years of experience
Urological Oncology

Professor Declan Murphy is an expert Urologist with 2 decades of experience working in both the UK and Australia. He is the Founding Director of Cancer Specialists in Melbourne and sees patients at Epworth Hospital Richmond and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. Prof Murphy is also the Director of Genitourinary Oncology, Director of Robotic Surgery at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Professorial Fellow at the Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology at the University of Melbourne.

Prof Murphy completed his medical degree at the National University of Ireland, Republic of Ireland in 1996. He completed his specialist training in Urology at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London and became a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in Urology in 2006. He became a Specialist in Urology, registered by the General Medical Council (UK) in 2008 and was appointed as a Consultant Urologist at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in 2008.

Prof Murphy completed a fellowship in Laparoscopic and Robotic Urology in Melbourne, supervised by Professor Tony Costello and returned to Australia in 2010. He became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology in 2011.

Prof Murphy's practices exclusively in genitourinary oncology with the majority (around 90%) of both his clinical and research practice surrounding the surgical treatment and management of prostate cancer.

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21 years of experience
Andrology, Kidney Stones
Mr Darren Katz is a medical director and urological surgeon whose main practice is Men’s Health, Melbourne. He also sees patients at Vermont South Medical Centre, West Gippsland Hospital Consulting Suites, and Holmesglen Private Hospital. Dr Darren takes a multi-disciplinary approach to treating patients and aims to deliver prompt treatment to all patients.

Dr Katz has completed multiple fellowships in urology and spent time at two world-renowned hospitals - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill-Cornell Medical Centre.

Dr Katz's specialist areas are as follows:
Urological prosthetics
Male infertility
Male voiding dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction
Urinary incontinence
Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Dr Katz is actively involved in research and often presents his work at international conferences. He is also a reviewer for numerous peer-reviewed urology journals including the Journal of Urology, the British Journal of Urology, and the Journal of Andrology and Gynaecology: Current Research. In addition, Dr Katz is passionate about education and lectures at the University of Melbourne. He is also a member of the Academy of Surgical Educators and teaches fellow urologists and surgeons.
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17 years of experience
General Urology
Dr Kapil Sethim, a urological surgeon, specialises in the use of minimally invasive surgical techniques to treat benign and malignant conditions of the kidney, prostate, and bladder. He also has expertise in laser surgery for enlarged prostate and stones and uses advanced laparoscopy and robotics for upper and lower urinary tract conditions.opy and robotics for upper and lower urinary tract conditions.

Treats all aspects of general urology including:
General and uro-oncology
Stone surgery
Benign prostate surgery
Kidney cancer
Bladder cancer
Prostate cancer

After qualifying in 2003, Dr Sethi became a Doctor of Medicine in 2015 for his research in kidney cancer. He was awarded a fellowship in 2018 and was the first Australasian-trained fellow at the Martini Klinik, a world-renowned centre for prostate cancer surgery. Dr Sethi also gained experience through other fellowships and is trained in keyhole stone surgery, laser enucleation of the prostate, advanced laparoscopy, and robotics.

Dr Sethi has an interest in research and achieved the Villis Marshall prize from the Urological Society of ANZ for best scientific research. He has written numerous research papers and has presented his work internationally. Dr Sethi has also spent time volunteering as a doctor for asylum seekers in Melbourne, who would otherwise have no access to medical care.

Dr Sethi sees patients at Shepparton Private Hospital and Goulburn Valley Health. He also consults at St Vincent’s Health and Western Health, Epworth Freemasons, St. Vincent’s Private, John Fawkner, Epping Private, and Benalla Health. He treats patients individualistically and ensures patients are fully informed and part of the decision-making process.
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Dr Sandra Elmer, a consultant urologist, is based in East Melbourne and has public appointments at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Austin Health. She also holds consultations with patients at the Australian Prostate Centre, North Melbourne. Dr Elmer treats all aspects of general urology and treats both male and female urinary incontinence. She sees patients with a range of conditions including kidney stones, prostatic disease, and urological cancers including prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular.

Dr Elmer’s specialist areas are as follows:
Female pelvic medicine
Reconstructive surgery
Functional urology and neurogenic bladder dysfunction
Urodynamics, neuromodulation and botox

Dr Elmer has expertise in endoscopic, laparoscopic, and robotic surgery. She also uses laser surgery for the treatment of kidney stones and prostatic enlargement.

Dr Elmer consults privately at the following locations:
Elgin House Private Hospital, Carlton
Epworth Freemasons Hospital Medical Centre, East Melbourne
Holmesglen Private Hospital

Dr Elmer qualified in 2005 from the University of Melbourne and completed her fellowship in urology in 2016. She has trained at the New York University with the world’s top female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgeons and completed robotic surgical training in Belgium.

Dr Elmer is actively involved in research and has previously worked at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust where she investigated malaria in pregnancy. She has also received a Master of Surgery for her research and presented at international conferences.

Dr Elmer is a member of the following organisations:
Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
Society of Urodynamics, female pelvic medicine and urogenital reconstruction
International Urogynecological Association
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17 years of experience
General Urology

Dr. Gideon Blecher is a Consultant Urologist and Andrologist with many years of experience in the treatment and management of male sexual health and reproductive health issues, such as erectile dysfunction, infertility, incontinence, and Peyronie’s disease, in addition to general urology. He sees private patients at Epworth Freemasons Hospital, East Melbourne.

Dr. Blecher earned his medical degree at Monash, University, after which he undertook his urology surgeon with the Royal College of Surgeons, and continued to undertake fellowships over the course of three years. During this period, Dr. Blecher gained knowledge and expertise in various aspects of urology, andrology, and also robotic oncology in renowned London Hospitals. He has since become the co-chair for the Young Sexual Medicine Academy and regularly speaks at national and international meetings for urology.

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Dr Karen McKertich specialises in urology and consults at the Australian Urology Associates in Malvern and the Cabrini Hospital in Malvern and Brighton. Her public appointment is at the Alfred Hospital and she also runs the Bayside Urology Continence Clinic at Caulfield Hospital. Dr McKertich treats all areas of general urology with specialisation in the following conditions:

Stress urinary incontinence in men and women
Urge urinary incontinence and overactive bladder in men and women
Neurological conditions affecting the urinary tract e.g. related to spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis
Female urology including prolapse

Dr McKertich offers a comprehensive assessment including evaluation with fluoroscopic urodynamics. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life for those affected by urological conditions and focuses on non-surgical treatments and minimally invasive surgical procedures such as slings, botulinum toxin, and interstim neuromodulation. Dr McKertich graduated top of her class in 1991 from the University of Melbourne Medical School and completed her postgraduate training in female urology, neuro-urology, and voiding abnormalities, obtaining her fellowship in urological surgery from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) in 2000. She then further specialised in female urology, neurourology and urodynamics, prolapse and incontinence surgery.

Dr McKertich has a passion for teaching and lectures at undergraduate and postgraduate level. She is also involved in clinical research into incontinence.

Dr McKertich is a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) and is currently the chair of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Urological Surgeons (ANZAUS).
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Dr Pras Sivam specialises in urology, robotic surgery, and cancer. He is based at Precision Urology, Camberwell but also holds consultations at Waverly Private Hospital, Epworth Richmond, Cabrini Hospital Malvern, the Royal Melbourne Hospital, and the Northern Hospital. Dr Sivam is also a specialist at the Australian Prostate Centre.

In addition to general urology, Dr Sivam has skills in robotic and open surgery for prostate, kidney, bladder, and testicular cancer. He takes a multidisciplinary approach to treatment and places a high value on shared decision-making with his patients.

Dr Sivam’s sub-specialty expertise includes:
Robotic prostatectomy with lymph node dissection
MRI-guided prostate biopsy
Open and robotic kidney surgery
Major surgery for bladder and testicle cancer

Dr Sivam qualified in 2004 from the University of Melbourne. After completing an internship and residency at the Royal Melbourne Hospital he then embarked upon accredited training in urology. Following this, he was awarded a prestigious fellowship in urologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. During this time, Dr Sivam was trained in robotic surgery and a high volume of complex procedures.

Dr Sivam has a passion for medical education and is a senior lecturer at the University of Melbourne, where he supervises MD research students. He is actively involved in research and has a number of publications in journals. His research interest is in the clinical management of prostate, kidney and testicular cancer.

Dr Sivam has also won several academic awards including the USANZ Prize for his research on asymptomatic microscopic haematuria, 2011, and was awarded a trophy for ‘best research paper’ at the Annual Meeting of the Victorian Section of the Urological Society of Australian and New Zealand.

Dr Sivam also serves as the Urological Society representative on the Movember BroSupPORT Steering Committee, and as Urology Training Supervisor at Northern Health and Senior Medical Analyst for the EMR project at Northern Health.
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15 years of experience

Mr Gregory Jack is a board-certified urologist who works at North Eastern Urology, Heidelberg. He also sees patients at Warringal Private Hospital, Pascoe Vale Health, Epping Private Hospital, and Austin Hospital, where he is part of the kidney transplant team.

Mr Jack was previously based at UCLA hospital in Los Angeles, California where he was Director of the UCLA Comprehensive Kidney Stone Centre. He is internationally recognised for his expertise in kidney stone prevention and minimally invasive treatments.

Mr Jack's specialist areas are as follows:

Bladder issues

Urologic emergencies

Erectile Dysfunction (ED)


Kidney stone prevention, treatment, and reconstruction

Overactive urinary bladder

Kidney, testicle, bladder, and prostate cancer

Benign prostatic hyperplasia

Penile prosthesis insertion

Procedures that Mr Jack carries out include donor nephrectomy, kidney exchanges, and robotic kidney surgery and ureteric injuries using surgical lasers

Mr Jack completed his undergraduate degree in 1996, followed by a Urology degree in 2007. He then embarked on a fellowship for three years, where he trained in minimally invasive and laparoscopic surgery. Mr Jack remains actively involved in clinical research, and his topics of interest include min

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27 years of experience
Female Functional Urology, General Urology, Male and Female Incontinence

Dr. Caroline Dowling is a Consultant Urologist with nearly two decades of experience in the treatment and management of continence, pelvic floor, and urogynaecological problems. Dr. Dowling sees private patients at Box Hill North.

Dr. Dowling earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Medicine at the University of Melbourne, after which she gained a fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She then undertook a neuro-urology and incontinence fellowship at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, followed by a urogynaecology fellowship during her time working at Monash Health and the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a Consultant. Since then, she has also been made Clinical director for the Urology Unit at Eastern Health, where she is responsible for delivering functional urological care to a large community.

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