Dr Morgan Pokorny MB ChB FRACS (Urol) PhD
Located on The Wesley Hospital Campus
Dr Pokorny has returned to private practice at The Wesley Hospital this year. He has broad experience in all areas of Urology, with particular skills and interests in prostate cancer, robotic and laparoscopic surgery of urologic cancers and benign conditions, prostate MRI and MRI-targeted biopsy and general urology, including stone disease and BPH.
After completing his training in New Zealand, Morgan moved to Brisbane in 2009 and began a combined clinical and research fellowship at the Princess Alexandra Hospital over four years. He completed a PhD in the molecular biology of prostate cancer while undertaking fellowship training in laparoscopic and general urology. Dr Pokorny has worked with Dr Les Thompson since 2010 and together have completed the first Australasian study using prostate MRI and MRI-targeted biopsy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer at The Wesley Hospital. This study, published in European Urology in 2014, has set a new benchmark in prostate cancer assessment and diagnosis and established Dr Thompson and The Wesley Hospital as a prostate MRI centre of excellence.
In 2014 Dr Pokorny spent a year working in Belgium with Prof Alex Mottrie, Chair of the European Robotic Urology Section, completing a clinical fellowship in robotic surgery during which time he gained full competence in robotic prostatectomy and robotic renal surgery, as well as female pelvic organ prolapse repair and treatment of large BPH adenomas with robot-assisted enucleation. Following his return, Dr Pokorny has established a private practice and will also be the Primary Investigator in a new trial spearheaded by Dr Thompson, The Wesley-St Andrews Research Institute and Prof Jelle Barentsz, a world expert on prostate MRI in the Netherlands. He is now also performing prostate MRI diagnostics and MRI-targeted biopsy with Dr Thompson.