A/Prof Lih-Ming Wong
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Associate Professor Lih-Ming Wong is a urologist with sub-specialty interest and training in uro-oncology. He enjoys discussing urological symptoms and diseases with his patients to help them better understand the treatments available.
A medical graduate of Melbourne University, Ming completed his urology training in Victoria in 2009. Subsequently, he spent one year in Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge, and two years at Princess Margaret Hospital Toronto in uro-oncology fellowship training. During this time, Ming gained experience in minimally invasive robotic assisted surgery, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, cystectomy and managing complex urological cancer cases. Ming is a high volume robotic surgeon, and an experienced mentor and proctor for other urologists commencing robtic surgery.
In addition to his uro-oncology interests, Ming is comfortable managing men with lower urinary tract symptoms and urinary tract stones. For men with difficulties voiding, Ming can offer the Urolift procedure, Greenlight laser prostate vaporisation in addition to standard TURP.
Ming is heavily involved in research and education. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne.
Through the University of Melbourne, Ming has completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, a Masters of Surgery and Doctor of Medical Science. He obtained his L.Mus.A in violin at age 15, and attended Melbourne Grammar school on a full music scholarship. During his urology training, Ming was awarded the Keith Kirkland prize for best trainee research (national).
Ming has presented papers at multiple international conferences and also published manuscripts in major journals such as European Urology, British Journal of Cancer, Journal of Urology (1st author) and The Lancet (co-author). At St Vincent’s, Ming is the principal investigator for several investigator-led multicentre prospective trials examining imaging (MRI prostate and PSMA-PET/CT) in prostate cancer.
Ming founded the St Vincent’s Academy of Surgeons, supervises postgraduate students and is involved in undergraduate surgical teaching and mentoring.
In pursuant of excellence of patient care, Ming was instrumental in establishing the successful public-private robotic surgery collaboration in the St Vincent’s Precinct in 2019, successfully securing funding from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for a full-time prostate cancer nurse in 2020; and establishing a WCMICS supported nurse led discharge clinic at SVH. Together in 2016, the team at Goulburn Valley Health won an Excellence in Cancer Care Award for Prostate Cancer Services, at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.
When not working, Ming enjoys playing the violin, tennis, skiing and travelling with family.
- Suite 3, 141 Grey St East Melbourne
- Suite 503, Level 5, Manningham Medical Centre, 200 High St, Templestowe
- Lilydale Private Consulting Suites, 475 Swansea Rd, Lilydale
- Shepparton Urology Group, 32 Wyndham St, Shepparton
Public hospital appointments: St Vincent’s, Austin Health, Royal Melbourne, Goulburn Valley Health.