Dr Robert Ellis

Honorary Lecturer

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine


Dr Ellis completed his MD/PhD in 2019 at the University of Queensland. His thesis investigated kidney function following nephrectomy for the management of kidney cancer. His current work includes both clinical and pre-clinical research across a number of fields related to kidney health and disease, including work on kidney cancer, chronic kidney disease, and transplantation. He is currently based at the Translational Research Institute and Princess Alexandra Hospital.


  • Doctor of Medicine, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours), The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland


  • Forbes, Megan K., Owens, Evan P., Wood, Simon T., Gobe, Glenda C. and Ellis, Robert J. (2020). Variability in surgical management of kidney cancer between urban and rural hospitals in Queensland, Australia: a population-based analysis. Translational Andrology and Urology, 9 (3), 1210-1221. doi: 10.21037/tau-19-775

  • Ellis, Robert J., Del Vecchio, Sharon J., Gallagher, Kevin M. J., Aliano, Danielle N., Barber, Neil, Bolton, Damien M., Chew, Etienne T. S., Coombes, Jeff S., Coory, Michael D., Davis, Ian D., Donaldson, James F., Francis, Ross S., Giles, Graham G., Gobe, Glenda C., Hawley, Carmel M., Johnson, David W., Laird, Alexander, Leung, Steve, Malki, Manar, Marco, David J. T., McNeill, Alan S., Neale, Rachel E., Ng, Keng L., Phipps, Simon, Stewart, Grant D., White, Victoria M., Wood, Simon T. and Jordan, Susan J. (2020). A simple clinical tool for stratifying risk of clinically significant CKD after nephrectomy: development and multinational validation. Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 31 (4), ASN.2019121328-1117. doi: 10.1681/asn.2019121328

  • Mansbridge, M., Forbes, M., Owens, E., Gobe, G., Ellis, R. and Wood, S. (2020). Rates of partial nephrectomy in Urban vs. Rural Queensland. 73rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Urological-Society-of-Australia-and-New Zealand, Sydney, Australia, 7-10 March 2020. Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

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