Research Interests

Research Interests

Research interests include basic sciences research in rats using stem cells. The goal is to see if injection of stem cells can help the kidney regenerate after part of it is removed for cancer (partial nephrectomy). This study was commenced at the University of Miami and will be continued at Nepean hospital in the future.

Clinical outcomes research: Analyzing the outcomes after surgery, especially in robotic prostatectomy to compare the differences between open and robotic surgery, especially regarding continence (leakage of urine) as well as potency (erectile function).

With the arrival of the da Vinci Robotic surgical system at Nepean Public hospital there will also be focus on developing a modular approach to training to ensure that there is appropriate teaching and experience while ensuring that patients have a good result with surgery performed within the appropriate time.


Projects include:

The role of stem cells in renal regeneration following partial nephrectomy in rats. The single kidney model.
Department of Urology, The University of Miami
Supervisor: Dr Murugesan Manoharan
April 2011 onwards


The role of stem cells in renal regeneration following partial nephrectomy in rats. A pilot study.
Department of Urology, The University of Miami
Supervisor: Dr Murugesan Manoharan
July 2010 onwards


The role of stem cells in priapism in rats.
Department of Urology, The University of Miami
Supervisor: Dr Murugesan Manoharan
September 2010 onwards


Cystectomy – outcomes of open versus robotic surgery.
Department of Urology, The University of Miami
Supervisor: Dr Murugesan Manoharan
July 2009 onwards

Do you need more information about your upcoming surgery?