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Nathan Lawrentschuk

Surgery - Austin Health
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
urology & nephrology
prostatic neoplasms
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Nathan Lawrentschuk

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Nathan Lawrentschuk


A/Prof Nathan Lawrentschuk MBBS PhD FRACS is a trained Urologist specialising in Urological Cancer Surgery. After medical school at the University of Melbourne, Australia, he completed his basic surgical training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and then lectured as an Anatomy Demonstrator at Monash University and Stanford University (USA).

He then undertook Urology training through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons whilst also pursuing a PhD investigating hypoxia in kidney cancer jointly through the University of Melbourne and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. A formal two year Society of Urologic Oncology Fellowship was then completed through the University of Toronto, Princess Margaret Hospital in Canada where he developed his expertise in prostate, kidney bladder, testicular and penile cancer whilst also being trained in Robotic Surgery and laser prostatectomy. 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. Nathan is currently an Assoc. Professor at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery, Austin Hospital and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre as a consultant uro-oncologist and the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Centre as a senior urologic oncologist.

Nathan is the Director of the EJ Whitten Prostate Cancer Centre at Epworth Healthcare- an exciting initiative to progress cancer research. He is an Associate Editor of the BJUI and Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Supplement for the BJUI and he has over 400 peer-reviewed full journal article publications and ten book chapters and reviews for over thirty scientific journals as well as serving on multiple Editorial Board of international journals including Nature Reviews Urology. In addition to his public positions at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Institute and the Austin Hospital and has private practice at Nth Melbourne opposite Peter Mac/Royal Melbourne, Warringal at Heidelberg, Epworth Freemasons in East Melbourne. He may be contacted on +61 39329 1197 or paged on 6139387100 whilst his best email is

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships


BAUS Trophy Best paper



FRACS - Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons






Surgery - Austin Health

International Member And Innovation Committee Member

Societe Urologic Internationale (SIU)

Full Member

European Urological Association (EAU)

International Member

American Urological Association

Full Member

Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand


Doctor of Philosophy by Research

University of Melbourne

Society of Urologic Oncology

University of Toronto


University of Melbourne


University of Melbourne