Rob is a fully credentialled Adult and Paediatric Urologist and Hypospadias Surgeon in Melbourne’s Southeast. He received his undergraduate degree at the University of Queensland and was later awarded Master of Philosophy in the Field of Medicine for his research in immunotherapy treatment for prostate cancer. He completed Urology training in Queensland and then undertook subspecialty training in Paediatric Urology at Birmingham Children’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK.
Following completion of subspecialty training, he continued at Birmingham Children’s Hospital as Specialist Paediatric Urologist from 2013, developing the Urinary Tract Stone Service. Rob was the first urologist at Birmingham Children’s Hospital to provide endoscopic lasertripsy as a treatment for children with urinary tract stones. He was also integral in the development of the Adolescent Urology Transition Service between Birmingham Children’s Hospital and Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham.
While practicing in England, Rob completed formal Paediatric Urology specialist training, becoming the first Australian urologist to attain status of Fellow of the European Academy of Paediatric Urology (awarded by the ESPU/JCPU). He also gained extensive experience in hypospadias surgery including techniques for foreskin preservation, as well as grafting techniques for urethral replacement/ reconstruction in the most severe cases. To date he has performed over 400 hypospadias repairs.
Rob returned to Australia in September 2015, joining Monash Children’s Hospital to develop and lead an Adolescent and Transition Urology service and consulting to the Spinal Anomalies Service. In 2020, Rob was appointed to The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne as a Paediatric Urologist.
Rob has practised privately in Melbourne since 2016, initially treating paediatric urological patients at Cabrini Hospital Malvern before expanding his practice in 2017, in order to treat both adult and paediatric patients from Complete Urology Care at Cabrini Hospital Brighton. He also visits Geelong, consulting and operating from Epworth Geelong. For more detail about current practice locations, click here.
Rob holds general and specialist registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Rob is a Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and a full member of Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ). He is a member of Society for Paediatric Urology New Zealand and Australia (SPUNZA), British Association of Paediatric Urologists (BAPU) as well as International Pediatric Endosurgery Group (IPEG).