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Picture: Dr Matt Winter, Dr Nelson Wong (Urology Fellow, RNSH), Dr Kris Rasiah, Dr Micheal Wines, Dr Venu Chalasani, Dr Paul Burgerman (SET Trainee, RNSH).

Departmental Profile

The Urology Department at RNSH is a high volume public hospital department providing a network and area-wide service. The department provides one of the widest ranges of clinical and speciality services of any Urology department in Australia with subspecialty services including Spinal/Neuro-Urology, Pelvic Floor, Functional and Reconstructive Urology, Uro- oncology, Complex Urinary Stone Disease and Andrology. The services are provided through inpatient care and a high volume public clinic service. The Urology department has extensive involvement in clinical oncology trials and continues to build its research programme across a number of centres through the collaborative approach of its members.

Staff Members

Head of Department Dr Justin Vass
Surgical Academic Leads Dr Venu Chalasani
Royal Australian College of Surgeons Supervisor Dr Michael Wines
Specialists Dr Venu Chalasani

Dr Amanda Chung

Dr Enzo Lazzaro

Dr Kris Rasiah

Dr Justin Vass

Dr Michael Wines

Dr Matthew Winter

Clinical Nurse Consultant Ms Nichole Rogers

Research Themes

If you are interested in being involved in research activities with the Department of Urology, please contact Dr Kris Rasiah or the Principal Investigator for the specific research project to discuss.

If you have a new research idea or collaboration proposal for the Department of Urology, please contact  Dr Kris Rasiah to discuss. The North Shore Urology Research Group (NSURG) is chaired by Dr Amanda Chung and meets on alternate Thursday afternoons. The NSURG provides a welcoming and collaborative environment for medical students and junior medical officers interested in getting involved with research in Urological topics.

Key Achievements

Number of Publications 60 (up to 2018)
Research Projects (Current & Complete) 5
Awards/Fellowships Funded 5

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Contact Person

Dr Kris Rasiah