Mr Scott Donnellan
I grew up locally in Melbourne but have studied medicine and surgery in 4 continents. I studied medicine at Melbourne University and graduated in 1988 and completed residency at St Vincents Hospital.
In 1992, I worked as a trauma surgical registrar at Baragwanath Hospital South Africa, the largest acute surgical and trauma hospital in the southern hemisphere. I completed my Australian Urology Fellowship in 1996, was awarded the BAUS medal for research the following year after developing a new operation to prevent the formation of kidney stones and successfully engineered this in an animal model.
In 1998, I was Visiting Assistant Professor of Reconstructive and Prosthetic Urology at the University of Davis, a highly prestigious Urology Centre in California. I returned to Australia the following year as a Consultant Urologist at Monash Health and also commenced private practice with one of the icons of Urology in Victoria – Mr Richard Fletcher.
In 2005, I commenced the laparoscopic program at Monash Health. Today, laparoscopy is the preferred technique for removing most kidney tumours world-wide. From 2009 to 2012 I was the Head of Urology Training at Monash Health and in 2016 I completed my advanced training program in Robotic Surgery in Tokyo.
I am the current Director of Urology at Monash Health and the lead clinician in the Monash Cancer multidisciplinary meeting discussing all advanced cancer surgical cases.
I have recently overseen the development of the Monash Prostate Cancer Pathway to allow consistent high level care in Prostate Cancer. In addition I have vast experience treating Stone Disease, Haematuria (blood in the urine) and men with prostate enlargement (BPH).
In my private practice, I am proud to perform major surgery at St John of God Berwick and Cabrini Malvern. I thrive on the challenge to bring the best health delivery to my patients, whether that be at the time of the consultation, the technical aspects of surgery, or formulating new care pathways for the larger community.
- Urology Society of Australia and New Zealand