Dr Nick Rukin is a Urological Surgeon working in the North Brisbane and Moreton Bay Area. He completed his primary medical degree at the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom. Having undertaken his basic surgical training, he completed his post-graduate Doctorate of Medicine degree into the role of ‘Genetic and Environmental factors in the Development of Prostate Cancer’. During this period, he presented his research at several high-profile academic meetings including the Houses of Parliament in the UK and the National Institute for Health in Washington DC. Following this, Nick entered higher urological training in the West Midlands area of the UK. During his training he was awarded the prestigious Gold Medal for excellence at his Intercollegiate Urological Fellowship examination at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Nick subsequently undertook an Endourology fellowship at Fremantle Hospital in Western Australia in 2013, enhancing his skills and specialist interest in kidney stone management and prevention. Nick has published extensively in the medical literature into kidney stone research and established a national training course for kidney stone surgery.
Nick was appointed as a full-time public urologist in the National Health Service for three years before moving to Queensland in 2016. During his time in the UK, he was the national lead for undergraduate urology. Nick has completed and been awarded the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons fellowship in Urology. He works as the Director of Urology at Redcliffe Hospital, Metro North and works at the newly established Surgical Treatment and Rehabilitation Services (STARS) Hospital on the Herston campus.
Nick has a strong interest in medical education and urological research. As a Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland he has had published over 45 research articles. He is the clinical research lead for ‘Urological 3D printing research’ at the newly established ‘Herston Biofabrication Institute’ developing new technology and implants for clinical use. As part of his academic interests, he supervises urological PhD students in Biofabrication. He has developed two smartphone medical educational apps for urological trainees, he sits on a urological journal editorial board and was previously national lead for undergraduate urology in the UK.
Nick is a member of the Queensland regional training committee for urology and is the educational lead for urology trainees at Redcliffe Hospital.
Nick is a fellow of both the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh (RCSEd). He is a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ).
Nick consults at the North West Private Hospital, Peninsula Specialist Centre and North Lakes Specialists Medical Centre, whilst operating from North West Private Hospital and Peninsula Private Hospital.
Areas of interest include:
- General urology
- Kidney and bladder stone treatment
- Kidney, prostate, bladder and testicular cancer management
- Prostate cancer diagnostics
- Prostatic problems
- Inguinal and scrotal pathology
Nick is genuinely committed to his patients best interests and prides himself on delivering a service which is:
- Friendly and approachable
- High quality, reliable and dependable
- Individualised, with personal management plans
- Proactive and works closely with all respective health professionals throughout your care
- Effective, evidence-based treatments
- Charges a ‘known gap’ which keeps surgical fees transparent
- Rapid access to clinic appointments in three local locations
- Operates across several North Brisbane Hospitals for your local convivence