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Associate Professor Celi Varol

Macquarie University Hospital - Robotic Surgery Program Appointment - Associate Professor Celi VarolMacquarie University Clinic
Suite 304, Level 3, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9812 3838


Associate Professor Celi Varol is a urological cancer surgeon based at Macquarie University. He has an extensive minimally invasive cancer therapy practice. He is the Chairman of the Department of Urology with the Australian School of Advanced Medicine at Macquarie University and is the Director of the Minimally Invasive Cancer Therapy and Diseases Unit. He is also a full Associate Professor in Urology in the Department of Surgery at Macquarie University. He is one of the most experienced minimally invasive prostate cancer specialists in Australia, having performed over 700 Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomies and was the first to pioneer laparoscopic cystectomy and bladder replacement surgery for bladder cancer in Australia. 

Dr Howard Lau

Macquarie University Hospital - Robotic Surgery Program Appointment - Dr Howard LauMacquarie University Clinic
Suite 304, Level 3, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9635 5377

Dr Howard Lau is widely regarded in the field of kidney cancer, complex kidney surgery and prostate disease. He graduated from Sydney University in 1986. He was appointed Clinical Lecturer at The Oxford Transplant Centre in 1995. As well as working at Macquarie University Hospital, he holds the position of Senior Specialist in Urology and Transplant Surgery in Westmead Hospital. In 1998 he was first in Australia to perform Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy for kidney cancer. He has lectured and demonstrated surgery worldwide and has written chapters on Laparoscopic Donor and Laparoscopic Partial and Radical Nephrectomies.

Dr Justin Vass

Macquarie University Hospital - Robotic Surgery Program Appointment - Dr Justin VassMacquarie University Clinic
Suite 304, Level 3, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9439 3899

Dr Justin Vass obtained his FRACS in Urology in 2000. He then spent two years in a Fellowship program first in Oxford and then in Hampshire in the United Kingdom. He was the first Urologist in Australia to obtain a Laparoscopic Fellowship. His interest is in minimally invasive surgery of the prostate and kidney. His main interests are benign and cancerous conditions of the prostate and kidney. He has lectured and demonstrated minimally invasive techniques in many parts of the world. He is a member of the Australasian, American, British and European Urological Societies. He is a lecturer at both the University of Sydney and Macquarie University School of Advanced Medicine. 

Associate Professor Andrew Brooks

Macquarie University Hospital - Robotic Surgery Program Appointment - Associate Professor Andrew BrooksSuite 12 Westmead Private Hospital
Westmead NSW 2145
Phone: 02 9633 2088

Dr Andrew Brooks is a distinguished urological surgeon who has introduced, developed and continues to be involved with minimally invasive stone surgery and oncological surgery. Commencing his career at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and the University of Sydney, he was awarded the Gordon Craig Fellowship. He then trained in the USA as a fellow in Urology at UCLA. He currently heads the Department of Urology for the Sydney West Area Health Service. He also chairs the urological oncology group for the Cancer Institute of NSW. He is a past president of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and was recently awarded the Society medal for outstanding contribution to urology.

Associate Professor Manish Patel

Macquarie University Hospital - Robotic Surgery Program Appointment - Associate Professor Manish PatelUnit 12a Westmead Private Hospital
Westmead NSW 2145
Phone: 02 9633 2088

 

Associate Professor Manish Patel is a sub-specialist urological cancer surgeon with a special interest in prostate cancer. He received his uro-oncology fellowship from Memorial Sloan- Kettering Cancer Centre in New York and also has a PhD in novel therapies for Prostate Cancer. Associate Professor Patel is a full academic of the University of Sydney, the Director of the Urological Cancer Outcomes Centre, Chair of the National Bladder Cancer Trials Group, a Leader of the National Urological Cancer Association and Chair of urological teaching at Sydney University. He has recently been made a fellow of the NSW Cancer Institute. Associate Professor Patel is internationally regarded for his expertise in prostate cancer surgery and has delivered many lectures on the subject internationally and nationally.

Dr Felix Chan

Macquarie University Hospital - Robotic Surgery Program Appointment - Dr Felix ChanSuite 32, 1A Ashley Lane
Westmead
Phone: 02 9635 9655

 

Dr Felix Chan graduated from the University of New South Wales in 1986 with a Bachelor in Medicine and Surgery. After gaining experience in general medicine, surgery, emergency medicine and paediatrics he developed an interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. He received the Gold Medal for MRANZCOG examination in 1990 and was admitted to the Westmead Hospital Integrated Training Program and became the first fellow in gynaecological oncology at the hospital. He has a keen interest in developing and applying surgery in this exciting field of medicine. In 1996 he spent his fellowship at King Edward Memorial Hospital, Perth, where he developed a keen interest in defining the role of laparoscopic surgery in gynaecological oncology. In 1997 he had the opportunity to work alongside leading UK specialists in St Bartholomew's Hospital, Royal Marsden and Royal London Hospitals in the UK. He gained further expertise in gynaecological surgery after attending a master class with D Queleu, D Dargent (France) and Prof John Monaghan (UK). Dr Chan currently works as Director in Gynaecological Oncology at Liverpool Hospital since 1998, treating women with gynaecological malignancies. He also operates out of Macquarie University Hospital. 

Prof John Cartmill

Macquarie University Hospital - Robotic Surgery Program Appointment - Professor John CartmillMacquarie GI, Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 404, Level 4, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9812 3880

Professor John Cartmill is the Professor of Surgery at the Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University and Chairman of Macquarie GI. He has been instrumental in the development of Macquarie University Hospital. A colorectal surgeon with training in the Cleveland Clinic, he has interests in provision of innovative new technologies, improved health care delivery, and enhancing medical communication and teaching.

Associate Professor Anil Keshava

Macquarie University Hospital - Robotic Surgery Program Appointment - Dr Anil KeshavaMacquarie GI, Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 404, Level 4, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9812 3880

Associate Professor Anil Keshava is a colorectal surgeon at Concord Hospital Sydney and Macquarie University Hospital. He is a leader in laparoscopic colorectal surgery, and a fellow and examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. Associate Professor Keshava has had extensive local (with Masters Degree in Sydney) and international (Scotland, Hong Kong and Japan) training and is committed to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and research. He has given presentations locally and internationally and also published on minimally invasive approaches to colorectal cancer.

Associate Professor Matthew Rickard

Macquarie GI, Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 404, Level 4, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9812 3880

Associate Professor Rickard is a colorectal surgeon at Macquarie University Hospital and Concord Hospital. He has extensive experience in advanced colorectal surgical techniques, colorectal cancer, laparoscopic colorectal surgery, inflammatory bowel disease and surgical epidemiology. Following graduation with honours from the University of Sydney, he undertook further surgical training locally (receiving a master's degree in Epidemilogy) and internationally. He is currently a member of the Australia and New Zealand Training Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and has been Chairman of the Section of Colon and Rectal Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. He is the Head of Department of Colorectal Surgery at Concord Hospital.

Dr Mohan Arianayagam

Macquarie University Hospital - Robotic Surgery Program Appointment - Dr Mohan Arianayagam32 Colless Street
Penrith, NSW 2750
Phone: 1300 307 990

Dr Mohan Arianayagam is a leading Urologist, specialising in urologic oncology who is now working at Macquarie University Hospital.  He is trained in the treatment of all urologic malignancies and has a special interest in kidney and bladder cancer.  He is fully trained in robotic, laparoscopic and open surgery and also treats patients with general urological problems.  His extensive expertise in urological cancer and robotic surgery are welcome additions to our hospital, as these are key areas of focus for us in 2012. Dr Arianayagam graduated from Sydney University and completed urology training in NSW.  He then undertook a two year Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship at the University of Miami, USA.

Please see a summary of his qualifications below:
Bachelor of Science (BSc) – The University of Queensland 1998
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) – The University of Sydney 2002
Society of Urologic Oncology fellowship - July 2011
FRACS (Urol) - December 2011 

Dr Michael Wilson

The Heart Care Centre
Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 406, Level 4, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University, NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9422 6099

Dr Michael Wilson is a leading cardiothoracic surgeon at Macquarie University Hospital. Graduating from Sydney University in 1984, he went on to complete his FRACS in general and cardiothoracic surgery at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Dr Wilson then travelled overseas where he completed a Fellowship in Transplantation Surgery at Stanford University Hospital and a Cardiac Surgery Fellowship at Toronto General Hospital. Dr Wilson has diverse interests in most aspects of cardiothoracic surgery from ischaemic heart disease; including heart failure requiring SVR MV repair CAGS and CRT therapies, to aortic and valvular heart disease with recent experience in transcatheter aortic valves and minimally invasive mitral surgery. He also has significant clinical experience with mechanical assist devices. Thoracic surgery has been an active interest of Dr Wilson, with contributions in thoracic oncology.

Associate Professor Jonathan Clark

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse
119-143 Missendon Road
Camperdown NSW 2050
Phone: 02 8514 0131

Associate Professor Clark is a head and neck surgeon with clinical appointments at Royal Prince Alfred and Chris O`Brien Lifehouse Hospitals. He directs the international fellowship program and clinical research at the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute. He is actively involved in research, particularly in the field of metastatic skin cancer and coordinates multiple prospective trials. Associate Professor Clark’s medical training took place at the University of New South Wales and he trained as a general surgeon before undertaking head and neck provisional fellowship training at St Vincent’s, Royal Prince Alfred and Westmead Hospitals in Sydney. He undertook a two-year fellowship in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery at the University Health Network, Toronto, Canada as part of the American Head and Neck Society advanced oncologic training program. He was awarded a clinical fellowship with the Cancer Institute NSW and has completed a postgraduate Masters of Biostatistics at the University of Sydney. Associate Professor Clark’s clinical focus is on surgery for advanced skin cancer, mucosal cancer, thyroid cancer and salivary gland tumours. He has a particular interest in transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal cancer and expertise in microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck. He has trained numerous international surgeons via the Sydney Head and Neck Cancer Institute fellowship program.

Dr Navin Niles

Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 404, Level 4, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone 02 9810 9839

Dr Navin Niles is a head and neck surgeon at Macquarie University Hospital and a Clinical Lecturer with the Australian School of Advanced Medicine. He also has appointments in endocrine surgery, head and neck surgery and general surgery at Liverpool Hospital. A graduate of the University of New South Wales, Dr Niles completed his advanced surgical training at Liverpool Hospital, completing the first year of his post-fellowship training in endocrine surgery at St George’s Hospital in Kogarah and the second year at Liverpool hospital. Dr Niles specialises in thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal surgery. He has expertise in salivary gland surgery, benign and malignant neck disease.

Dr Chi Can Huynh

Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 304, Level 3, 2 Techology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9812 3833

Dr David Rosen

The Sydney Womens Endosurgery Centre
Gynaecological Services
Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 302, Level 3, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9887 8803

Dr Danny Chou

The Sydney Womens Endosurgery Centre
Gynaecological Services
Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 302, Level 3, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9887 8803

Dr Greg Cario

The Sydney Womens Endosurgery Centre
Gynaecological Services
Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 302, Level 3, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9887 8803 

Dr John McGuinness

Suite 9, 42-48 Bigge Street
Liverpool NSW 2170
Phone: 02 9824 1923

Professor Michael Vallely

The Heart Care Centre
Macquarie University Clinic
Suite 406, Level 4, 2 Technology Place
Macquarie University, NSW 2109
Phone: 02 9422 6099