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Anthony (Tony) Costello AM MD FRACS FRCSI Hon MB BS is an Australian trained surgeon formerly head of the Department of Urology Royal Melbourne Hospital (1999 – 2020) and remains Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne Department of Surgery. In 2003 he introduced robotic surgery in Australia, and performed the first tele-robotic surgery (radical prostatectomy) at Epworth Hospital, Melbourne. Shortly after this he spent 12 months in dissection of the neurovascular bundle which supplies the erectile tissue of the penis at the anatomy school of the University of Melbourne. Later he published this work in the British Journal of Urology. Since that time he has performed over 2500 surgeries on the da Vinci robot system. Tony has overseen the training of robotic surgeons in Urology at the Royal Melbourne for 15 years (now in excess of 50 graduates) in the art of tele-robotic oncology urologic surgery.
Professor Anthony Costello
Professor Alexander Heriot is a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon and is the Director of Cancer Surgery at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne and Director of the Lower GI Tumour stream at the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre. He qualified from Cambridge University and completed general surgery training in the UK. He has undertaken colorectal fellowships at St Vincent’s Hospital, Melbourne, St Mark’s Hospital, London, and the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio. He has a focus on minimally invasive surgery for colorectal cancer with a particular interest in the development, application, and teaching of robotic colorectal surgery.
Professor Alexander Heriot
Dr Satish Warrier is a Colorectal Surgeon at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Alfred Health and Epworth Healthcare groups. Satish graduated from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2002 with MBBS/Bsc (Medical) and qualified as a General Surgeon in Victoria in 2009. Satish is the current chair of the Victorian training Board in General Surgery and as such is extremely committed to surgical education. Satish has a particular interest in Robotic Colorectal and General Surgery and is a high-volume robotic surgeon. He has been an early adopter in Australia for more complex colorectal procedures and has proctored over 10-15 surgeons around Australia. He is an expert in Robotic Right Colectomies, Left Colectomies and Anterior Resections.
Dr Satish Warrier
Captain Matthew Gray graduated as a pilot with the RAAF in 1981. From 1984 until his retirement from the RAAF in 1988, Matthew was a Qualified Flying Instructor specialising in training advanced pilot trainees. Matthew has been a member of numerous safety and learning development committees and introduced Evidence Based Training into the pilot training curriculum in Qantas. He has a deep interest in human factors and training system development that spans different disciplines which involves the interaction of people and complex tasks.
Captain Matthew Gray