Dr Anita Munoz
Anita graduated from Monash University in 2002 with honours and became a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners in 2007. Anita completed a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching at The University of Melbourne in 2016 and is currently undertaking a Masters of Public Health at Monash University.
Clinically, Anita has a particular interest in women's health, chronic disease management, preventative medicine, travel medicine and weight management.
Anita is a Medical Educator for MCCC GP Training where she teaches GP registrars working towards their fellowships in General Practice and is an examiner for the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, for which she sits on the Victorian Council.
Anita is also a Clinical Editor, working for North Western Melbourne PHN on the HealthPathways project and is a member of the Emerging Clinical Leaders' Committee for Better Care Victoria."
Mr Conrad Bishop
Mr Conrad Bishop is a Consultant Urologist at Epworth Freemasons and Western Health. After completing his FRACS in 2010, he spent three years abroad in the UK, first doing a robotic surgery fellowship at the Hertford and South Bedfordshire Urological Cancer Centre (HSBUCC) and then working as a consultant at Guys Hospital in London, Europe's busiest robotic surgery centre. While abroad, Conrad developed his subspecialty interests in HOLEP, bladder cancer and robotic surgery. He maintains an active interest in mentorship, teaching and training and is on the editorial board of the BJUI.
Dr Janice Cheng
Dr Cheng sees adult patients with a variety of urological conditions. She has a subspecialty interest in functional urology and is experienced in managing lower urinary tract problems, incontinence, bladder prolapse as well as stones. She has public appointments at the Western as well as Northern and operates on private patients at Western Private and the Epworth.
Dr Cheng grew up in Taiwan, then moved to Australia more than 20 years ago. She went to school in Western Australia, then moved to study at University of Melbourne, graduating with Honors in 2005 (MBBS Hons BMedSci). She completed her Urological training in 2015 (FRACS Urol), then undertook 2 years of subspecialty training in functional urology. She has also, since then, undertook studies with the Australiasian Society of Ultrasound Medicine, and completed her Certificate in Clinician Performed Ultrasound (CCPU) in 2017. Dr Chen has also gained skills and expertise from the best across Australia.
Dr Cheng travels to international conferences each year, in order to update and offer her patients the latest diagnostics and management techniques. She is often invited to present and assist in workshops both locally and internationally. She is registered on the ICS (International Continence Society) faculty database, and is an active instructor at the RACS (Royal Australasian College of Surgeons), helping to bring up the next generation of surgeons.
Dr Justin Chee
Dr Chee obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Melbourne in 1997 after which he began his career in surgery. Dr Chee commenced his Urology training in 2006, becoming a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons FRACS (Urology) in 2011.
Dr Chee’s special interest is in reconstructive urology in particular the surgical management of urethral stricture disease and prosthetic urology including male urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
Dr Chee has travelled widely to improve his technical and clinical skills in reconstructive urology and trained with some of the worlds leaders in this field. Dr Chee has been invited faculty for many National and International workshops/conferences focusing on GenitoUrinary Reconstructive Surgery.
Prof Helen O'Connell
Professor Helen O’Connell is an academic Urologist based in Melbourne. She is the Director of Surgery and Head of Urology at Western health. Completing her Urological training in 1994 she became Australia’s first female Urologist. She was Fellowship trained after that in Houston and became a leader in field of clinical urology, urodynamics and lower urinary tract reconstruction, particular in women. Her Doctorate, (Melbourne University 2005) was in the study of female urogenital anatomy, studies for which she has international renown. She has been Principal investigator on a large number of clinical trials for drugs and devices for overactive bladder, stress incontinence in men and women and benign prostatic hyperplasia. Her current research interests are female urethral science, minimally invasive surgical approaches to problematic transvaginal mesh, stimulated transplanted smooth muscle neo-sphincters and shared care models of treatment for men with prostate cancer, and big data on incontinence in men and women.
She is the Chair of the forthcoming International Continence Society meeting Melbourne 2021. She has a Master of Medicine in Women’s Health, Fellowship of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has had long running directorships for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. She became a Full Professor at the University of Melbourne, Department of Surgery in 2013.
Dr Johan Gani
Dr Johan Gani is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. He completed his medical training at the University of Melbourne in the year 2000, and his Urology training in 2010. Johan undertook two further urology fellowship programmes, spending 1 year in Sydney at Concord Hospital, followed by another year at Toronto Western Hospital, Canada.
Johan has an interest in Functional Urology including male/female incontinence, female urology and neuro-urology. He has particular expertise in treating patients with the overactive bladder, and has extensive experience in the different treatment modalities. He is a consultant at the Western Hospital and Austin Hospital, and is the director of the Melbourne Bladder Clinic.
Johan is active in research, publications and trials. He has been an invited speaker and presented at scientific meetings, as well as running workshops for trainees and other consultants. He has been the direct supervisor of local and international Functional Urology fellows. He is currently the Urology representative on the Part 1 Clinical Examination Committee of the College of Surgeons. Johan is also involved in educating the public and raising awareness on issues like incontinence.
Sue Wallace is a Urology Nurse Consultant Western Health. Sue has worked with acute urology patients for over 25 years at Western Health Melbourne Australia.
Sues formal qualifications include a Graduate with degree in nursing Monash University, Certificate post graduate administrative Management Victoria University and Certificate 4 in Training and Education.
Sue current role consists of working with 17 surgeons at Western health providing pre and post operative urological surgical care. This includes the management of 4 acute day beds patients predominantly requiring Bladder cancer treatment, formal trial of voids including post operative and reconstructive surgery). Sue manages nurse led clinic’s for bladder dysfunction and for the training of patients requiring intermittent self catheterization. Previous roles include Nurse Unit Manager of a acute urology surgical ward, clinical educator and urology nurse consultant.
Sue has presented at Société Internationale d'Urologie (SIU) Lisbon Portugal 2017 and the national urology conference (USANZ) Melboure 2018 on the nursing care of patients undergoing urethroplasty. Sue has also received an innovation award for her role in intravescial bladder cancer management (2009) and two Inspire awards within the health service in 2016 and 2018.
Mr Daniel Steiner
Daniel graduated with first class honours from Monash University Medical School in 2003. He was awarded the Australian Medical Association Prize for achieving the highest aggregate marks over the final 2 years of his medical degree. He completed his Basic Surgical Training in 2007 and was awarded the Clinical Committee Prize for achieving the highest marks in the 2007 Basic Surgical Training clinical exam.
Daniel then undertook a year of advanced training in General Surgery through the Alfred Hospital before commencing his Urology training in 2009. He undertook his initial 3 years of Urological training in New South Wales, spending a year at each of the John Hunter Hospital Newcastle, Royal North Shore and Prince of Wales Hospitals. Daniel completed his Urology fellowship exam in 2011.
Daniel then relocated to Melbourne, where he undertook an additional fellowship year at the Western Hospital specialising in advanced laparoscopic Urological operations including laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, laparoscopic pyeloplasty and laparoscopic partial nephrectomy.
Daniel is trained in all aspects of general Urology however has special interests in: Robotic surgery for prostate and renal cancer, advanced laparoscopic procedures for the management of benign and malignant urological disorders, minimally invasive kidney stone treatment (including PCNL for very large stones) and the latest medical and surgical management of benign prostatic enlargement.
In addition to his clinical work, Daniel has a strong interest in surgical research and surgical education. He is the current Registrar training supervisor at the Western Hospital. He has presented papers at numerous national and international meetings and has numerous publications in medical journals. Daniel also regularly lectures students from Melbourne University Medical School.
A registered Nurse for over 25 years, Joanne spent the first few years of her career working in acute neurosurgical nursing in Melbourne and in the UK. After completing a Post Graduate Diploma in Community Nursing and a certificate in Continence Assessment & Management, her interest in bladder and bowel dysfunction developed. For the past 18 years Joanne has worked as a Continence Nurse, starting at RDNS and from 2006 has been part of the continence team at the Western Continence Service at Western Health.
Joanne has presented at a number of conferences and education workshops including the Continence Foundation of Australia State conference in 2018. Joanne has also completed a Diploma in Management and in 2017 received a Western Health INSPIRE Leadership award.
Dr Vaughan Beckley
Dr Beckley is a Consultant Radiologist with Capital Radiology. Vaughan hails from New Zealand, graduating from the University of Auckland Medical School in 2007. Training in Radiology in both the Auckland district health boards, as well as in Western Health in Footscray and Sunshine, he gained his Radiology college Fellowship (FRANZCR) in 2013.
Vaughan undertook a year of subspecialist training in abdominal imaging in Toronto, Canada, at the Toronto General, Princess Margaret and Mount Sinai Hospitals, including research in prostate MRI and post-treatment lymphoma imaging. He returned to Melbourne in 2014 and has brought his subspecialist interest in urologic and abdominal to Capital Radiology.
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