Faculty

South East Zone

Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam

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Caroline Dowling

Australia

Dr Caroline Dowling is the Director of Urology at Eastern Health. After completing her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology, Caroline undertook a sub-specialty fellowship at The Royal Melbourne Hospital in Neuro-urology and Continence, developing expertise in urodynamics, clinical assessment and operative and medical management of patients with complex incontinence and pelvic floor disorders. She has taught at an undergraduate and graduate level and holds a Senior Lecturer position at Monash University. She previously completed a fellowship year in the Department of Urogynaecology at Monash Health.

 

She has a career interest in both simple and video urodynamic studies and diagnosis and the surgical management of incontinence and prolapse. She is passionate about shared decision making in the treatment of prolapse and incontinence particularly after the problems associated with transvaginal mesh. She performs many non-mesh surgeries for these conditions. She has professional memberships of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, the American Urological Association, the International Continence Society (ICS), the International Urogynaecology Association (IUGA) and the Society of Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU).  She has co-authored book chapters and several journal publications. She was awarded a scholarship to complete a leadership program in 2017 with Women’s Leadership Australia and went on the complete a Master of Leadership with the Faculty of Education at Monash University in 2019. She represented the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) on the Senate Inquiry into Transvaginal Mesh in 2017. She has a private practice based in Malvern and Box Hill.

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Chalairat Suk-ouichai

Thailand

Chalairat Suk-ouichai, MD is an attending staff at the Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand. She earned her medical degree with the first class honor from the same institution in 2009 and received Board Certificate of Urology in 2014. Dr.Suk-ouichai’s primary clinical and research interest is renal cell carcinoma. She joined Professor Steven C. Campbell’s research team at Cleveland Clinic, USA for 2 years. The major of the studies was about postoperative renal function after renal cancer surgery and its application for survival. She was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in 2018-2019 with Associate Professor Jose A. Karam. At that time, she involved in kidney and testicular cancer research.

Abstract: How to precisely predict renal function after partial nephrectomy

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Eva Fong

New Zealand

Eva is a New Zealand-trained Auckland urologist specialising in female urology and urogynaecology. She was born and raised in Wellington, attended the University of Auckland School of Medicine and completed the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Advanced training in urology.

 

Eva then undertook a two-year American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology/American Board of Urology accredited fellowship in Female Pelvic medicine and Reconstructive surgery in New York University, New York. Under the tutelage of Dr Victor Nitti, an internationally renowned urologist, and Dr Nirit Rosenblum, Eva gained expert skills in up to date 'state of the art' treatments of female and male incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and complex pelvic reconstructive surgery.

 

Eva has been actively involved in clinical research and has presented at international and national meetings, published several peer reviewed articles and written book chapters including a chapter in 'Vaginal surgery for the Urologist' (Elsevier Health) on how to perform a focused examination on women with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Dr Shanggar Kuppusamy

Malaysia

Dr Shanggar works in the Department of Surgery at University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur as an Associate Professor and is also as a Senior Consultant Urologist at University Malaya Medical Centre. Currently, Dr Shanggar is the Head of the Urology division in our Centre. Dr Shanggar is also the Honorary Secretary of the Malaysian Urological Association and plays an active role as a member of the Malaysian Board of Urology that governs the training of Urologists in Malaysia. Apart from providing comprehensive clinical services at his hospital, Dr Shanggar is the main coordinator for the University of Malaya’s undergraduate medical programme in charge of assessments. Falling back on his experience in assessment, he has now developed an electronic assessment module that is one of its kind in Malaysia for use in a Post-graduate program.

Abstract: An Asian perspective on E-based learning and assessment in Urology: A new normal