Dr Isaac Thangasamy

Academic Title-Senior Lecturer

School of Clinical Medicine
Faculty of Medicine


Isaac is a urological surgeon with a subspecialty interest in urological cancers of the kidney, bladder and prostate. After completing his undergraduate medical degree at University of New South Wales, Isaac spent two years as a junior doctor in the northern suburbs of Sydney. After this, he commenced specialty urology training in Queensland and began teaching medical students in his spare time. He is now a senior lecturer at the University of Queensland and especially enjoys engaging in the state-of-the-art mentorship program. After five years in Queensland, Isaac returned to Sydney to complete his final year of specialty urology training at Nepean Hospital where he developed his robotic surgical skills further. This was followed by a uro-oncology surgery fellowship at the esteemed Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. He will travel to Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading, UK to further finetune his minimally invasive surgical skills for both benign and malignant pathologies.

Isaac has a keen interest in surgical education and clinical research. He is currently completing a Doctor of Clinical Surgery through The University of Sydney. His thesis on clinician-related barriers to active surveillance for men with low risk prostate cancer is partially funded by a Movember Quality Improvement research grant.


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  • Thangasamy, I., Leveridge, M., Davies, B., Stork, B., Loeb, S. and Woo, H. (2015). International urology journal club on Twitter - a growing educational forum. In: Special Issue: Abstracts of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand 68th Annual Scientific Meeting. 68th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide, SA Australia, (17-17). 11-14 April 2015. doi:10.1111/bju.13072

  • Giddy, S., Thangasamy, I. and Vega, A. Vega (2014). Laparoscopic intervention in a young female with transcaval ureter: a case report. In: Abstracts of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, 67th Annual Scientific Meeting. 67th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, Brisbane, QLD Australia, (107-108). 16-19 March 2014. doi:10.1111/bju.12619

  • Campbell, N., Chung, A. S. J., Yoon, P. D., Thangasamy, I. and Woo, H. H. (2012). Early experience photoselective vaporisation of the prostate using the 180W lithium triborate and comparison with the 120W lithium triborate laser. In: BJU International. 65th Annual Scientific Meeting on Urological-Society-of-Australia-and-New Zealand, Darwin, Australia, (57-57). 21-24 April 2012. doi:10.1111/j.1464-410X.2012.11073.x