About Dr Graham Coombes
Dr Coombes graduated in Medicine and Surgery from Sydney University in 1983 and was awarded the Fellowship in General Surgery of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1993. Following a research year in urology at Prince Henry Hospital, clinical Urological training in Sydney thereafter led to a further Fellowship of the Australasian College of Surgeons, in Urology in 1996. A post-fellowship year was spent at the prestigious Institute of Urology in London at St Peter's Hospital in The Middlesex Hospital and University College Hospitals, in general reconstructive urology and endourology.
Dr Coombes has been in private practice as a consultant urologist since 1998. He is a visiting medical officer at the Mater Private Hospital, North Shore Private Hospital, Northern Beaches Hospital, and Concord Repatriation General Hospital. Private consulting rooms are conducted at St Leonards. A public hospital reigistrar clinic is supervised fortnightly at Concord Hospital.
He is a full member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. For many years he has been a representative on the Society's Training, Accreditation and Education committee. He is the past chairman of the Department of Urology at the Mater Misericordiae Hospital Sydney and has been supervisor of Urologic trainee registrars at the Concord Repatriation General Hospital from 2003 to 2015, and 2020 onwards. The RACS has recognised this supervision with a recent award. He is a longstanding member of the NSW branch of the Australian Medical Association.
His main urological activities and interests include prostate cancer and its treatment, particularly robotic surgery and seed brachytherapy radiotherapy. He is also active in the fields of benign prostate enlargement, bladder cancer and urinary stone disease. He has authored and published scientific papers in the prestigious (American) Journal of Urology, and the Medical Journal of Australia. Many doctors come to Dr Coombes for management - he is a "surgeon's surgeon".
Continuing medical education is carried out through the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons and Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Scientific meetings are attended both nationally and internationally. The latest developments are also viewed and discussed at American Urological Association (AUA) meetings.