Talking Urology

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Dr Joseph Ischia and A Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk are Urologists based in Melbourne who have developed the series ‘Talking Urology’ from interviews with leading international and local physicians who are authors of key published clinical papers.

Dr Joseph Ischia

Dr Joseph Ischia

MB, BS, PhD, FRACS (Urology)

Dr Joseph Ischia MB, BS, PhD, FRACS (Urology) is a surgical uro-oncologist skilled in general urology and specialising in the management of urological cancers.

He is also involved in Urological research in prostate, bladder and kidney cancer with a research position at University of Melbourne.

Joseph often thought about how to creatively create on-going education for Urologists, and when he considered how much time is lost driving backwards and forwards to work, he decided an audio podcast would be a great solution.

A Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk

A/Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk

MB, BS, PhD, FRACS (Urology)

Nathan Lawrentschuk MB, BS, PhD, FRACS (Urology)  is a Urological Surgeon and Urologic Oncologist  with  appointments at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at the Austin Hospital, 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 180 peer reviewed papers and book chapters. He has private practice at Warringal, Mitcham and Freemasons in East Melbourne as well as consulting in the city.