Professor Ian Vela


Professor Ian Vela BSc MBBS PhD FRACS (Urology)

Urologic Oncologist

Professor Vela is one of Australia’s leading Urologic Oncologists with specific interests in the areas of Bladder and Prostate Cancer. He leads research teams at Queensland University of Technology and is principle investigator on multiple clinical trials in both areas. Prof Vela specializes in the surgical and medical management of Urologic cancers from early to advanced, as well as general urologic conditions.  

Prof Vela completed his medical training through the University of Queensland and went on to complete his Urological training in various SEQ hospitals. During his Urological training, Prof Vela also completed a PhD focusing on factors involved in Metastatic Prostate Cancer. Following his training, he was selected to a two-year Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO) accredited Fellowship at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York City. This fellowship provided extensive training in robotic, laparoscopic and open surgical techniques for the treatment of urologic cancers.

On completion of his overseas fellowship, he returned to his hometown of Brisbane and has continued his clinical and research work through the Princess Alexandra Hospital as a senior staff surgeon and Professor in the Faculty of Health at the Queensland University of Technology where he is a Group Leader in Bladder and Prostate Cancer research. He also works privately at the Mater Private Hospital Redland and consulting at Mater Specialist Suites located at the Mater Health Centre Redland, and Greenslopes Private Hospital and consulting at Greenslopes Specialty Clinic.

Areas of Practice
  • Research
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Bladder
  • Prostate
  • Renal
Professional Associations
  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ)
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • European Association of Urology (EAU)
  • Society of Urologic Oncology (SUO)
  • The Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP)
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science UQ BSc
  • Bachelor of medicine and surgery MBBS
  • Doctor of philosophy medicine PhD
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons - Urology FRACS Urology
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
PO Box 6068, Upper Mt Gravatt, QLD, 4122, AustraliaP: 34206818F: 31246170E: [email protected]W:
Administration Building, Greenslopes Private HospitalGreenslopes Specialty Clinic, Greenslopes, QLD, 4120, AustraliaP: 34206818F: 31246170E: [email protected]W:
Mater Health Centre Redlands, Weippin StMater Private Redland Sessional Suites, Cleveland, QLD, 4163, AustraliaP: 34206818F: 31246170E: [email protected]W: