Dr Anthony Ta


Dr Anthony Ta is a urologist who trained in Melbourne and London, specialising in minimally-invasive management of benign and malignant conditions affecting the kidneys, bladder and prostate. Anthony has a particular interest in robotic surgery, and worked at the prestigious University College Hospital in London for four years, before returning to Melbourne in 2023.

Anthony completed his medical school training in 2006 at The University of Melbourne, and completed residency training at Austin Health in 2009. He then completed a postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy in 2010, and was awarded the Albert Coates Memorial Prize for finishing as the top graduate.

Anthony obtained a Doctor of Medical Science degree with The University of Melbourne in 2012 for postgraduate research in prostate and kidney cancer, and minimally invasive treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. In 2013, Anthony was awarded the Gordon Taylor Medal for the highest score in the Surgical Science and Clinical Examination. In 2015, Anthony was further awarded the Frank Gardiner Medal for the highest score in the Urology Surgical Science Examination.

Anthony completed his urological training in Melbourne and was admitted to the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2018.


Anthony is an experienced urologist and treats a wide range of urological conditions, varying from urinary stone disease, voiding dysfunction and malignant urological conditions. He completed his first fellowship at Austin Health in 2019, and a second fellowship at University College Hospital in London in 2020. University College Hospital was recently voted the world’s seventh best urology hospital and the top urology hospital in Europe¹.

Anthony remained at University College Hospital for three years as a consultant urologist, specialising in advanced robotic surgery. He has performed over 400 robotic cases, including prostatectomy, cystectomy, ventral hernia repair and pelvic reconstruction. Anthony has a genuine focus on preservation of urinary and sexual function after pelvic cancer surgery, employing advanced techniques such as Retzius-sparing prostatectomy and organ-sparing cystectomy with intracorporeal reconstruction. Anthony has also trained many international fellows who have travelled to London to learn advanced robotic surgery.

Following his return to Melbourne in 2023, Anthony has public appointments at St Vincent’s Health and Austin Health. He also operates at Epworth Freemasons, St Vincent’s Private and Warringal Private.

Passions and Goals

Anthony is passionate about providing world-class care to his patients. He is committed to delivering the best possible care drawing from his experience in an internationally renowned urology institution, and combining evidence-based scientific research with a wholistic approach to treatment and shared decision-marking.

Anthony is passionate about surgical education of young doctors and surgeons, who are the future of healthcare in Australia. He continues his scientific research in prostate and bladder cancer, and regularly presents at international meetings, including the European Association of Urology Congress.

Outside of work, Anthony is passionate about fitness and sport, and including tennis, snowboarding and basketball. He also speaks Vietnamese and enjoys travelling the world.

1 – newsweek.com/rankings/worlds-best-specialized-hospitals-2023/urology