Peter graduated in medicine and surgery (MBBS) from The University of Adelaide in 1990 and then went on to complete urological specialist training (FRACS) in 2000. He is a Clinical Associate Professor at the Wollongong University School of Medicine and is widely published in peer reviewed urological science journals.
Peter has worked extensively in the management of the enlarged prostate (BPH), medical devices, laparoscopic and robotic surgery, uro-oncology and prosthetic surgery for incontinence and impotence. He is trained in modern robotic surgery and helped introduce the robotic surgery platform into Wollongong Private Hospital. He has significant experience using the robotic platform to perform minimally invasive prostate, bladder, reconstructive and kidney surgery. Peter also helped bring Green Light Laser treatment to the Illawarra for management of enlarged prostate.
Peter has a special interest in training new urologists and has played a role in expanding the number of advanced urology trainees in Wollongong from one to three over the last two decades. He is the regional surgical supervisor for advanced urological trainees and an examiner for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. Peter was the Chairman of the Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms Special Advisory Group to the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ) for 6 years. He also has a keen interest in clinical trials and has been involved with a few first-in-human trials (eg: Urolift) as well as evaluating and helping develop new clinical devices. He is involved with many of the latest evidence-based treatments and has won the BAUS (British Association of Urological Surgeons) prize for best scientific presentation at the national USANZ Annual Scientific meeting on 3 occasions.
Languages: Peter also speaks Cantonese and Malay.
Dr Peter Chin has an extensive research and publication profile in many leading urological scientific journals.
To see his body of research over his career, click one of the below profiles.
Web of Science:
As a group, Urologist have a keen interest in new treatments, technology and innovation. It is a sub-specialty of surgery that allows and encourages a good work / life balance, which is important to reduce stress and burnout that is common in surgical specialties.
Robotic surgery is my favourite procedure. It is a comfortable position (sitting) in which to operate, with excellent vision and precise control over the instruments. When a procedure is flowing well, it is almost like conducting an orchestra, with many moving parts in an operating theatre that need to work together in harmony to complete a successful procedure.
Dr Michael Stephen was an older, experienced vascular surgeon who taught me how a smooth operator can perform surgery quickly, efficiently and avoid anatomical traps. One of the best tissue handlers I have ever seen.
Professor Mohamed Khadra is a Urologist currently at Nepean hospital who taught me the value of intelligent, critical and logical thinking when approaching any medical problem.
I have been asked to comment on many urological issues and some of the stories and media articles are below: