Originally from South Africa, Kevin completed his undergraduate medical degree at the University of Cape Town. In 1999 he was drawn to the West Coast, New Zealand by the rural community and the wonderful fly fishing of the South Island.
He began his surgical training in Greymouth then spent four years at Christchurch Hospital before moving to Adelaide, South Australia where he completed his advanced urology training. While in Adelaide he worked at hospitals affiliated with both Flinders University and the University of South Australia.
After completing his advanced urology training and gaining his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology, he moved to Bristol in the United Kingdom where he did an extended urology fellowship programme with David Gillet through the Bristol Urological Institute. This fellowship was in uro-oncology and robotics. Kevin is a general urologist but with a subspecialist interest in urological malignancies, particularly with minimally invasive therapeutic options. He has a particular interest in robotic surgery. Kevin is a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust, a urologist at Christchurch Hospital and a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch.
Nick joined the practice from Vancouver in Canada, where he undertook a fellowship in uro-oncology and robotic surgery at the Prostate Centre based at Vancouver General Hospital and affiliated with the University of British Columbia. It is one of the largest research and clinical centres in the world that focuses on translational research into prostatic diseases and in particular prostate cancer.
Prior to his fellowship in Canada, Nick undertook his urology training in Brisbane, Australia following his medical school and house surgeon years in Dunedin and Christchurch. He has a particular interest in uro-oncology, especially prostate cancer, and has been extensively trained in open and robotic surgery.
Born and raised in Christchurch, he is pleased to be back and able to see the Crusaders live on their home turf again. Nick is Managing Director of Urology Associates, director of Canterbury Urology Research Trust, a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch, a urologist at Christchurch Hospital and is the Clinical Lead for Urology at Grey Base Hospital.
Peter is a New Zealand trained urologist who gained experience in uro-oncology and laparoscopy during fellowships in Rotterdam and Dallas.
Apart from general urology, Peter has specialty interests in open and laparoscopic uro-oncology, brachytherapy, robotic surgery and microscopic vasectomy reversal. He is a past chairman of the New Zealand section of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand and has a longstanding involvement with the Cancer Society, including chairing the Canterbury-West Coast Division and sitting on the Cancer Society of New Zealand Board. Peter is a urologist at Christchurch Hospital, a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch and a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust.
Sharon's particular interests as well as general urology are in the diagnosis and management of female urinary incontinence, painful bladder syndrome and spinal cord injury resulting in bladder dysfunction.
After completing her urological training, Sharon undertook a fellowship position in Houston, USA, working with Dr Ed McGuire specialising in both male and female urinary incontinence and bladder reconstruction work. Sharon returned to Christchurch in 1997. She is a Director of Urology Associates, a urologist at Christchurch Hospital, works at the Burwood Spinal Unit as well as being a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust and a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch.
Frank was born and trained in Germany at the Christian-Albrechts-University in Kiel, Germany. He came to New Zealand in 2003 with his wife Anke and two sons after a locum as the island doctor on an atoll in Tokelau. He enjoys living in Lyttelton, surfing, skiing and especially the West Coast.
Besides general urology his special interest is the treatment of urologic cancers. This involves open and laparoscopic keyhole surgery as well as brachytherapy and robot-assisted surgery. Frank is involved in the urologic training of surgeons at the Fiji School of Medicine in Suva and frequently travels to the islands throughout the year. Frank is a urologist at Christchurch Hospital, a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch and a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust.
Originally from Christchurch, Giovanni joined Urology Associates after subspecialty training in the United Kingdom. He completed fellowship training in paediatric urology at the Diana, Princess of Wales Children’s Hospital in Birmingham and gained extensive experience in reconstructive urology, female urology, pelvic organ prolapse, urethroplasty and urological care of spinal injuries while working at the London Spinal Cord Injury Centre, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and the Institute of Urology, University College Hospital, London. Prior to that, he worked at Concord Repatriation General Hospital in Sydney where he focussed on bladder dysfunction with a particular interest in male and female incontinence.
In 2018 he was awarded a Travelling Fellowship where he spent time in the USA operating with world-leading surgeons in erectile dysfunction: Dean Knoll (Nashville, Tennessee) and Brian Christine (Birmingham, Alabama). He is now able to share these new skills and techniques for the benefit of men in Canterbury.
Before leaving New Zealand, Giovanni undertook his post-graduate training in Christchurch, Wellington and Palmerston North. He is delighted to be back in the South Island with his wife Emma and three girls, Isabella, Bianca and Henrietta.
Giovanni maintains an interest in general urology in both adults and children. He is the Clinical Director of Urology and Christchurch Hospital, a Director of Urology Associates and also works at the Burwood Spinal Unit. Giovanni is a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust, a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch and is the Clinical Lead for Urology at Timaru Hospital.
After completing her urological training Jane undertook fellowship positions in London and Ireland. She spent two years at the Institute of Urology and Nephrology in London as a fellow in the reconstruction unit learning urethroplasty for male stricture disease and in particular the use of buccal mucosal grafts. Jane followed this with a year in Limerick in southwest Ireland as a fellow in female urology. She gained considerable experience in surgery for stress incontinence and also non-operative management of female incontinence.
As well as these subspecialties, Jane really enjoys core urology and in particular managing lower urinary tract symptoms in men, counselling men with abnormal PSAs and stone disease. Jane is a urologist at Christchurch Hospital, a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch and a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust.
Stephen completed urological training in 1992 and undertook a fellowship in reconstructive and urodynamic urology with George Webster at Duke University Medical Centre, Durham, USA, and a paediatric fellowship with David Frank in Bristol Children's Hospital in Bristol, UK, for one year each. His surgical interests are those of reconstructive and paediatric urology.
He and his wife, Jules, have three children: Alex, Sam and Maddie. He is the President of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch and former Senior Examiner for the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
He has interests outside of urology in road and mountain biking and multi-sport, along with an eclectic collection of modern contemporary New Zealand art. Stephen is a urologist at Christchurch Hospital and a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust.
Louise is a subspecialist endourologist whose key interests are the surgical and medical management of urinary stone disease. She has recently returned from the United Kingdom where she completed a fellowship in endourology at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and an honorary urology fellowship in spinal injuries at Stoke Mandeville National Spinal Injuries Centre. During this time she also completed laboratory research in the ureteroscopic management of stones with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences University of Oxford and the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering.
Having grown up and attended school in Methven, Mid Canterbury she was then directly accepted to The University of Auckland for undergraduate medical training. Her urological training has taken her to multiple locations across New Zealand from Auckland to Invercargill which is where she met her husband. They have recently welcomed a son to their family.
She is pleased to have returned home from the UK and be putting to good use the skills she has gained internationally in the treatment of urinary stone disease and management of the urinary tract in those with neurological injuries. In addition she has a specific interest in the investigation and management of bladder dysfunction and continence.
In her spare moments Louise will be spending time at the family farm in Methven or indulging her love of embroidery and snow skiing in the winter and water skiing in summer.
Louise is a urologist at Christchurch Hospital and also works at the Burwood Spinal Unit. She is a trustee of Canterbury Urology Research Trust and a Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Christchurch.