A/PROF Nathan Lawrentschuk

A/PROF 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 Research Institute as a senior clinical researcher. Nathan was recently appointed as an Associate Editor of the BJUI and Editor of the Australian and New Zealand Supplement for the BJUI and he has over 200 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 Warringal, Mitcham and Freemasons in East Melbourne. He may be contacted on +61 394553363 or paged on 6139387100 whilst his best email    


Member of

  • Societe Urologic Internationale (SIU). International Member and Innovation Committee Member 2015 - 2045
  • American Urological Association. International Member 2008 - 2045
  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Full Member 2001 - 2045


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, University of Melbourne 2010
  • SUO, University of Toronto 2010
  • FRACS (urol), 2008
  • MB, University of Melbourne 1996
  • BS, University of Melbourne 1996

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, 2008


Available for supervision

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