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Associate Professor Sree Appu

Urologic Oncology and Robotics
MBBS (Hons) Melb. FRACS (Urology)

A/Prof. Sree Appu was the recent Clinical Head of Urology for Monash Medical Centre having completed 7 years of leadership.

Sree returned from North America after completing a formal Uro-Oncology fellowship and is amongst a select group of Australian urologists to train with the International Society of Uro-oncology (SUO). He is Director of Southern Urology Group and the first surgeon to pioneer robotic surgery amongst all Monash Urologists. He is also a clinical educator and has served two terms as the Urology Training Head for Monash.

A/Prof. Appu completed his high schooling at Geelong Grammar School and was awarded the overall Myrna Brown Academic Prize. He then commenced Medicine at the University of Melbourne and graduated near the top of his year level and on the Dean’s Honours List for both Medicine and Surgery in 1997.

He was awarded the first rank in General Surgical Training selection in 2000 at the Royal Melbourne Hospital before commencing urology. Sree was awarded the Urological Society Travelling Fellowship in Oncology as the first Australian Uro-oncology Fellow at the University of Toronto. He is further trained and certified in major oncology and minimally invasive treatment of prostate cancer (brachytherapy, HIFU).

He is one of a select group of highly trained robotic prostatectomy surgeons performing high volume robotic procedures at Cabrini, Epworth and the Valley Hospital. Sree performed the first robotic prostatectomy in Melbourne using the latest and advanced Da Vinci Xi robot at the Valley Private Hospital.

Sree is also a strong academic researcher and was appointed the youngest Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor in Urology by Monash University in 2012.

Special intersts:

Urologic Oncology (Prostate, Kidney, Bladder and Testis Cancer), Laparoscopy and Minimally Invasive Therapies, Robotic Da Vinci Prostatectomy.