Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk


Professor Nathan Lawrentschuk MB, BS, PhD,  FRACS (Urology)  is a Urological Surgeon and Urologic Oncologist  with  appointments as clinical and research Professor at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery and as Director of Urology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Nathan is the founding Ditrector of the EJ Whitten Prostate Cancer Research Centre at Epworth Healthcare. He also has an appointment at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre , Melbourne. He completed a PhD in kidney cancer as well as completing his training with the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008 and has completed two additional years of training in robotic, laparoscopic and open cancer surgery at the University of Toronto, Canada at Princess Margaret Hospital, the world’s 5th largest cancer centre. In completing this additional certificate, Nathan has now been accepted as a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology (the peak North American body for urology cancer surgery). Nathan has a special interest in cancer high-risk surgery of the prostate, kidney, bladder and testis as well as being comfortable with active surveillance of many cancers where appropriate. In addition to his additional specialised qualifications, Nathan also completed standard urological training of benign conditions such as benign prostate hyperplasia using Greenlight Laser and kidney stones with laser which he is also happy to treat. He has published over 500 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He has private practice in the PArkville Precinct and at Epworth Freemasons in East Melbourne. He has previously served as vice-Chairman of the World Urologic Oncology Federation (2015-2018) and remains actively involved with the organisation.

Areas of Practice
  • Medico Legal
  • Research
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Bladder
  • Prostate
  • Renal
Professional Associations
  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • World Urologic Oncology Federation- Vice Chairman
  • American Urological Association (AUA)
  • Canadian Urological Association (CUA)
  • Societie Internatonale Urologie (SIU)- Young Innovators Committee
  • Young Urologic Researchers Organisation- Founder
  • European Association Urology (EAU)
Professional Qualifications
  • University of Melbourne
  • Fellow College of SUrgeons
  • University of Melbourne Doctorate
  • Society of Urologic Oncology
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Consulting Rooms & Hospitals
Suite 118 , Level 1, 55 Flemington Road, North Melbourne, VIC, 3051, AustraliaE: [email protected]
Epworth Freemasons Hospital MeSuite 103, Level 1, 320 Victoria Pde, East Melbourne, VIC, 3002, AustraliaP: +61 3 9329 1197 (tel)F: +61 3 9329 2726 (fax)E: [email protected]W:
Chelsea House, Suite 118, Level 155 Flemington Rd, North Melbourne, VIC, 3051, AustraliaP: +61488088240F: (+61) 3 9329 2726 (fax)E: [email protected]W: