Urology Clinical Committee of the Medicare Benefits Schedule Review Taskforce

Information about the Urology Clinical Committee – MBS item range, membership and meeting dates.

Page last updated: 05 July 2019

MBS item range
Meeting dates

MBS item range

Total – 232 MBS Items
Category 2 – Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations
D1 – Miscellaneous Diagnostic Procedures and Investigations

  • Subgroup 8 – Genito/ Urinary Physiological Investigations
    11919 (1 Item)

Category 3 – Therapeutic Procedures

  • T11 - Botulinum Toxin Injections
    18375 – 18377 (2 items)
  • T8 – Surgical Operations
    • Subgroup 1 – General
      30628 – 30635, 30641 – 30644, 30649 - 30666 (12 items)
    • Subgroup 5 – Urological
      36502- 37042 (103 items)
      37045 - 37854 (114) items


  • Prof Mark Frydenberg (Chair) – Past President, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand; Past Chair Department of Urology, Monash Medical Centre; Professor, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University; Clinical Director, Prostate Research Group, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Monash University; Honorary urologist, Monash Health; Urologist at Australian Urology Associates, Melbourne
  • Dr Karen McKertich – Chair, Association of Urological Surgeons of Australia and New Zealand; Urologist at Australian Urology Associates, Melbourne; Urologist at The Alfred Hospital and Cabrini Medical Centre, Melbourne
  • Prof Henry Woo – Director of Uro-Oncology and Professor of Robotic Cancer Surgery at the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse; Head, Department of Urology, Sydney Adventist Hospital; Professor of Surgery, Sydney Adventist Hospital Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
  • Mr Michael Chong – Urologist at Urological Solutions, Adelaide; Head of Urology, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide; Visiting Urologist, Ashford Hospital, Flinders Private Hospital, Mount Gambier Hospital
  • Dr David Winkle – Past President, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand Senior Lecturer, Department of Surgery, University of Queensland
  • Mr John Kourambas – Urologist at Monash Health; Chair, Endourology Special Advisory Group, Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Assoc Prof Tom Sutherland – Radiologist at St Vincent's Hospital, Melbourne
  • Prof David Story – Foundation Chair of Anaesthesia at the University of Melbourne and Head of the Anaesthesia, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Unit
  • Dr Joy Ohazy – GP at Continence Matters
  • Dr Michael Gillman – Men’s Health GP
  • Dr Robert Carroll – Nephrologist, Royal Adelaide Hospital; Clinical Consultant to the Victorian Tissue and Immunogenetics Service
  • Mr David Sandoe – Consumer Representative, Former National Chairman, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (and prostate cancer survivor)
  • Ms Alison Marcus – Consumer Representative, Registered Nurse
  • Dr Keen Hun Tai – Radiation Oncologist; Senior member of the GU-oncology Service, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; Deputy Director, Department of Radiation Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre; Past Chair, Faculty of Radiation Oncology Genito-urinary Group, RANZCR
  • Prof Michael Besser AM – Member of MBS Review Taskforce; Consultant Emeritus Neurosurgeon, Sydney; Lecturer in neuroanatomy at the University of Sydney

Meeting dates

  • 28 February 2018
  • 16 April 2018
  • 28 May 2018
  • 13 June 2018
  • 3 December 2018