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Robotic Surgeon

Dr. Gordon O’Neill Profile

Undergraduate

  • 1981
  • Year 1 Medical Degree, University of NSW
    • Suburban soccer team
  • 1982
  • Year 2 Medical Degree
  • 1983
  • Deferment
    • Wardsman Mona Vale Hospital, 6 months
    • Overseas travel, 7 months
  • 1984
  • Year 3 Medical Degree
    • Medical Revue
    • Clinical training, St Vincent’s Hospital
  • 1985
  • Year 4 Medical Degree
    • St Vincent’s Hospital
    • Presentation to St Vincent’s Hospital General Surgical Meeting ‘Facial Trauma’
  • 1986
  • Year 5 Medical Degree
    • 2 months elective term at The Mater Hospital, Dublin, Ireland, under Mr Hederman in General and Vascular Surgery

Career Overview Present Appointments

  • 1997 – 2008
  • Consultant Urologist
    • St Vincent’s Private Hospital
    • St Luke’s Hospital
    • Dubbo Private Hospital

    Visiting Medical Officer

    • The NSW Lithotripter Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital
    • Dubbo Base Hospital
    • St Vincent’s General Hospital

    Other

    • Chairman, St Vincent’s Clinic Medical Staff Council
    • Board Director, St Vincent’s Clinic

Past Appointments

  • 1987
  • Intern, St Vincent’s Hospital
  • 1988 – 1989
  • Surgical RMO, St Vincent’s Hospital
  • 1990
  • General Surgical Registrar, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards
    • Term 1: Seconded – Mona Vale Hospital
    • Term 2: Seconded – Manly District Hospital
  • 1991
  • General Surgical Registrar, Prince of Wales Hospital, Randwick
    • Term 1: Prince of Wales Hospital
    • Term 2: Urology Registrar, Prince Henry Hospital, Little Bay
      Urologists: Prof G. F. Murnaghan, Mr R. J. Millard
  • 1992
  • Accredited Urological Trainee – Urological Society of Australasia
    Urology Registrar, Royal Newcastle and John Hunter Hospitals, Newcastle, NSW

    • Urologists: Mr A. Grant, Mr J. Patterson, Mr B. Hosken, Mr M. White, Mr J. S. Taylor

    Clinical Lecturer, Newcastle University – formal appointment for year 1993 teaching 4th year medical students

  • 1994
  • Accredited Urological Trainee – Urological Society of Australasia
    Urology Registrar, Royal North Shore Hospital, St Leonards NSW

    • Urologists: Mr J. Saalfeld, Mr F. Breslin, Mr J. Alexander, MrK. Vaux
  • 1995
  • Accredited Urological Trainee – Urological Society of Australasia
    Urology Registrar, St Vincent’s Hospital, Darlinghurst, NSW

    • Urologists: Mr J. D. Wilson, Mr D. Golovsky, Mr P. Stricker, Mr P. Brenner
  • May
  • FRACS Part 2 Examination passed
  • August
  • Awarded the Urological Society of Australasia’s Travelling Fellowship to the UK for 1996
  • 1996
  • Senior Registrar, The Institute of Urology and Nephrology, The Middlesex Hospital, London, UK
  • January to September
  • Reconstructive Surgery and Female Incontinence

    • Urologist: Prof A. R. Mundy
  • October to December
  • The Stone Unit

    • Urologists: Mr H. Whitfield, Mr T. Philp
    • Uroradiologists: Dr. M. Kellett, Dr D. Rickards

Postgraduate Presentations

  1. ‘Vena Caval Injuries’
    Lecture to General surgical Grand Rounds, St Vincent’s Hospital, May 1989
  2. ‘Groin and Ventral Herniae’
    Lecture to RMOs/Intems at Mona Vale Hospital, May 1990
  3. ‘Laparoscopically Assisted Appendicectomy’
    Poster presentation RACS Annual Registrar’s Paper Day, August 1990
  4. ‘Acute Urological Problems’
    Lecture to RMOs/lnterns Prince of Wales Hospital, April 1991
  5. ‘Laparascopic Cholecystectomy’
    Inservice lecture to Prince ofWales Hospital theatre staff, May 1991
  6. ‘Bladder Outlet Obstruction’
    Lecture to Nurse Continence Advisors Seminar, Royal Newcastle Hospital, May 1993
  7. ‘Indications for ICSC, Sphincterotomy and Urinary Diversion in Relation to the Neurogenic Bladder’
    Presentation at Urology Registrar’s Training Week, Brisbane, August 1993
  8. ‘Tiaprofanic Acid as a Cause of Non-Bacterial Cystitis’
    Paper presented at NSW Branch of Urological Society of Australasia State Meeting, October 1993
  9. ‘Tiaprofanic Acid as a Cause of Non-Bacterial Cystitis’
    Paper presented for Keith Kirkland Prize, Urological Society of Australasia Annual Scientific Meeting, June 1994
  10. Current Management of Staghorn Calculi’
    Presentation at Urology Registrar’s Training Week, Sydney, August 1994
  11. ‘Bladder Outflow Obstruction’
    Lecture to Year IV medical students, The Institute of Urology and Nephrology, London, March 1996
  12. ‘Strictures, Fistulate and Prosthetics’
    Lecture to FRCS candidates, Royal College of Surgeons, Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London, April 1996
  13. Bailey D. M., Foley S. J., McFarlane J. P., O’Neill G. F. A., Parkinson M. C., Shah P. J. R., ‘Histological Changes Associated with Long-term Urethral Stents’
    Paper presented at AUA, 1997
  14. Lectures to St Vincent’s Private Hospital Urology Course for Nurses 2001

Publications

  1. O’Neill G. F. A., ‘Review of the Current Management of UTI in Adults’
    Article published in Eastern Area Health Service Drug Bulletin, June 1992
  2. O’Neill G. F. A., ‘Tiaprofanic Acid as a Cause of Non-Bacterial Cystitis’
    Article published in Medical Journal of Australia, Vol 160, February 1994, pgs 123-125
  3. O’Neill G. F. A., ‘Spontaneous Bladder Rupture in a Patient with Widespread Superficial Transitional Cell Carcinoma’
    Case report published Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, August 1997
  4. O’Neill G. F. A., Whitfield H. N., ‘Ureteric Stones’
    Article accepted for publication, TRENDS in Urogynaecology and Sexual Health, January 1997
  5. Quinn D. I., Henshall S., Haynes A., Brenner P., Kooner, R., Golovsky D., O’Neill G. F. A., Turner J. F., Delprado W., Grygiel J. J., Sutherland R. L., Stricker P. D. ‘Prognostic significance’ of pathological features in localised prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy: implications for staging systems and predictive models’
    Clin. Oncol. 19:3692-3705
  6. Horvath L., Henshall S. M., Soon Lee C., Head D., Quinn D. I., Makela S., Delprado W., Golovsky D., Brenner P. C.,
    O’Neill G. F. A., Kooner R., Stricker P. D., Grygiel J. J., Gustafsson J. A., Sutherland R. L.. ‘Frequent loss of oestrogen receptor-ß expression in prostate cancer and its association with outcome’
    Cancer Res. 61:5331-5335
  7. Quinn D. I., Henshall S. M., Haynes A. M., Brenner P. C., Kooner R., Golovsky D., Turner J. J., Delprado W., Grygiel J. J., Sutherland R. L., Stricker P., O’Neill G.F.A. Prognostic significance of preoperative factors in localised prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy; importance of percentage of biopsies positive for cancer and biopsy perineural invasion.
    Cancer, 2003 April 15;97(8):1884-93
  8. Henshall S. M., Afar D. E., Rasiah K. K., O’Neill G. F. A., et al. Identification of the zinc transporter ZNT4 as a potential therapeutic target for treating prostate cancer.
    American Journal of Pathology: Submitted
  9. Rasiah K. K., Henshall S. M., Golovsky D., O’Neill G.F.A. The prognostic significance of primary Gleason pattern in patients with Gleason 7 prostate cancer.
    Cancer, 2003 Dec 15; 98 (12):2560-5
  10. O’Neill G. F. A., The Management of Bladder Cancer in 2002
    Original article in St Vincent’s Campus Proceedings, current issue
  11. Horvath L. G., Henshall S. M., Kench J. G., Saunders D. N., Soon Lee C., Golovsky D., Brenner P. C., O’Neill G. F. A., Kooner R., Sticker P. D., Grygiel J. J., Sutherland R. L. (2004). Membraneous expression of secreted frizzled-related protein 4 predicts for good prognosis in localised prostate cancer and inhibits PC-3 cellular proliferation in vitro.
    Res 10: 615-625
  12. Horvath L. G., Hensball S. M., Kench J. G., Turner J. J., Golovsky D., Brenner P. C., O’Neill G. F. A., Kooner R., Sticker P. D., Grygiel J. J., Sutherland R. L. (2004). Loss of BMP2, SMAD8 and SMAD4 expression in prostate cancer progression.
    Prostate 59:234-242
  13. Horvath L. G., Henshall S. M., Lee C. S., Kench J. G., Golovsky D., Brenner P. C., O’Neill G. F. A., Kooner R., Stricker P. D., Grygiel J. J., Sutherland R. L. (2005). Lower levels of nuclear B-catenin predict for a poorer prognosis in localised prostate cancer.
    Int J Cancer 113: 415-422
  14. Quinn D. I., Henshall S. M., Brenner P. C., Kooner R., Golovsky D., O’Neill G. F. A., Turner J. J., Delprado W., Grygiel J. J., Sutherland R. L., Stricker P. D. (2003). Prognostic significance of preoperative factors in localised prostate carcinoma treated with radical prostatectomy: importance of percentage of biopsies that contain tumour and the presence of biopsy perineural invasion.
    Cancer 97: 1884-1893
  15. Quinn D. I., Henshall S. M., Haynes A. M., Brenner P. C., Kooner R., Golovsky D., Mathews J., O’Neill G. F. A., Turner J. J., Delprado W., Grygiel J. J., Finlayson J. F., Sutherland R. L., Stricker P. D. (2001). Prognostic significance of pathologic features in localised prostate cancer treated with radical prostatectomy:
    implications for staging systems and predictive models.
    J Clin. Oneol. 19: 3692-3705
  16. Thanigasalam R., Rasiah K. K., Stricker P. D., Brenner P. C., Golovsky D., Kooner R., O’Neill G. F. A., Earnest A., Haynes A-M., Sutherland S. I. M., Sutherland R. L., HenshaU S. M., Horvath L. G. Stage migration in localised prostate cancer has no impact on the post radical prostatectomy Kattan nomogram.
    J Clin. Oneol: awaiting review

Specialist Conferences and Courses Attended

  1. Urological Society of Australasia ASM
    Hobart, Tasmania 1993
  2. Urological Society of Australasia, NSW Branch ASM
    Leura, NSW 1993
  3. Radiation Protection Course
    Sydney 1993
  4. Urological Society of Australasia ASM
    Broome, Western Australia 1994
  5. Societe Internationale d’Urologie Scientific Meeting
    Darling Harbour, NSW 1994
  6. Emergency Management of Severe Trauma [EMST] Certificate 1994
  7. Urological Society of Australasia, NSW Branch ASM
    Double Bay, NSW 1994
  8. Laser Safety Course
    St Vincent’s Hospital, NSW 1995
  9. Urological Society of Australasia ASM
    Auckland, New Zealand 1995
  10. International Continence Society ASM
    Darling Harbour, NSW 1995
  11. Course in Endourology, Dr Glen Preminger M. D.
    St Vincent’s Clinic, NSW 1995
  12. Urological Society of Australasia, NSW Branch ASM
    Port Stephens, NSW 1995
  13. Specialist Urological Registrars Group [SURG] ASM
    Bristol, UK 1996
  14. American Urological Association 91st Annual Meeting
    Orlando, Florida, USA 1996
  15. British Association of Urological Surgeons [BAUS] Annual Meeting
    Edinburgh, Scotland 1996
  16. Course in Reconstructive Surgery – Professor A. R. Mundy, Mr A. Bracks
    Institute of Urology and Nephrology, London, UK 1996
  17. Investigators’ meeting for Viagra trial post radical prostatectomy
    Paris March 2000
  18. Course in Laparoscopic nephrectomy, Dr Howard Lau
    Westmead Hospital 2001
  19. Course in Laparoscopic nephrectomy, Prof. Claude Abbou
    St Vincent’s Private Hospital 2001
  20. Prostate Cancer Symposium
    Royal Melbourne Hospital 2001
  21. European Urological Association Annual Congress
    Madrid, Spain 2003
  22. Course in Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy
    St Vincent’s Private Hospital 2004
  23. Course in low dose rate Brachytherapy for prostate cancer
    St Vincent’s Private Hospital, 2005
  24. Course in Da Vinci robotic radical prostatectomy
    St Vincent’s Private Hospital, 2007

Special Interests

  • Urological Oncology
  • Stones / Endoscopic Surgery
  • Female Urology
  • Incontinence
  • Reconstructive Surgery
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