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Dr James Thompson


  • Urology

Dr James Thompson is an experienced robotic, laparoscopic, endoscopic and open urological surgeon. He completed a 6-year College of Surgeons accredited training program in all aspects of general urology.

He has specialty training in (and passion for) the treatment of prostate, bladder and kidney cancer using the latest robotic surgery techniques. He completed a fellowship in robotic prostate and bladder cancer surgery at University College London Hospital; he then received the rare honour of being appointed at UCLH as a consultant robotic prostate and bladder surgeon. In 2018, he returned to Sydney to bring home this sub-specialized cancer surgery skillset to the Australian community.


  • BSc(Med) MBBS (Hons 1st Class), University of NSW (2007)
  • FRACS (Urology), Royal Australasian College Surgeons/ USANZ (2016)
  • PhD (Prostate Cancer Research), University of NSW (2017)
  • IMGSS Robotic Oncology Fellow, Royal College Surgeons (Ed), UCLH (2017)

    Dr Thompson operates at the following hospitals:

  • St Vincents Private Hospital
  • St George Public Hospital (Staff Specialist)
  • Hurstville Private Hospital
  • St George Private Hospital
  • He also consults at Waratah Private Hospital, St Vincents Clinic, Genesis Cancer Care Miranda and the complex urologic cancer clinic at St George Hospital

    Academic Appointments

  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Medicine UNSW
  • Senior Research Fellow, Kinghorn Cancer Centre/ Garvan Institute Med Research

    Active member of the following professional groups

  • RACS - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • USANZ - Urological Society of ANZ
  • ANZUP - Australian & New Zealand Urogenital/ Prostate Cancer Trial Group
  • EAU – European Association of Urology
  • ERUS – EAU Robotic Urology Section
  • AUA – American Urological Association
  • BAUS – British Association of Urological Surgeons

Research & Publications

Dr Thompson has co-authored over 30 original research publications, book chapters and invited lectures in the field of urologic cancer. He is a regular reviewer for high-impact journals e.g. European Urology, Lancet Oncology and Journal of Urology. He is a co-investigator on several research trials (e.g. MRIAS, PRIMARY, DETECT and MAGNIFI) and multi-institutional research grants in the fields of MRI, PSMA, Combidex ferromagnetic MRI, active surveillance, focal therapy (including HIFU & nanoknife), robotic surgery, genetics, epi-genetics & radio-genomics.

BSc (Med) MBBS (Hons 1st Class) FRACS (Urol) PhD
The Urology Practice

Hurstville Private Hospital

Level 1, Suite 4

37 Gloucester Road

Hurstville NSW 2220

Miranda - Urology Suites

Suite 15 & 16, Level 1

50 - 52 Urunga Parade

Miranda, NSW, 2228

Phone: 02 8046 8000