Dr James Thompson
Dr James Thompson is an experienced robotic and minimally-invasive urological surgeon. He graduated from Medicine at UNSW with 1st class honours in 2007, then completed a 2-year residency in medicine/ surgery at Royal North Shore in 2009. He completed a 6-year Royal College of Surgeons accredited training program in urological surgery in 2016, and graduated from a PhD in prostate cancer research in 2017.
He then travelled to London for a Royal College of Surgeons UK accredited position as senior clinical fellow in robotic prostate and bladder cancer surgery at University College LondonHospital, the largest centre in the UK; in 2017, he received the rare honour of being appointed as a consultant surgeon performing robotic prostate and bladder cancer surgery at UCLH.
In 2018, he returned to Sydney to bring home sub-specialised robotic cancer surgery to the Australian community. He is a senior lecturer at UNSW and a senior research fellow at the Kinghorn Cancer Centre/ Garvan Institute of Medical Research. He has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications and textbook chapters, is a reviewer for leading international urology journals and is an investigator on several clinical trials and academic research grants.
areas of subspeciality clinical practice and research:
1) prostate cancer
2) bladder cancer
3) kidney cancer
4) robotic and minimally invasive surgery
5) research in the latest genetic, imaging and treatment techniques in prostate and bladder cancer
- Surgical Oncology
- Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Fellow, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
- Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales
- Senior Research Fellow, Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Kinghorn Cancer Centre
- Full Member, European Association of Urology
- Full Member, European Robotic Urology Section of EAU
- Full Member, American Urologic Association
- University of NSW
- Royal Australasian College Surgeons
- University of NSW
- Royal College of Surgeons UK, University College London Hospital