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Peter Heathcote

Peter Heathcote


  • Specialist Urologist, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Chairman, Robotic Surgery, Greenslopes Private Hospital
  • Member, Multidisciplinary Team Clinic for Advanced Prostate Cancer, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • Specialist Urologist at: Brisbane Urology Clinic, Greenslopes Private Hospital and Brisbane Private Hospital
  • Visiting Specialist Urologist at: Mater Private Hospital Rockhampton and Bundaberg Base Hospital

Contact Details

07 3830 3310

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  • Fellowship in Urologic Oncology - Radical Prostatectomy - Toronto, 1986
  • Post Graduate Fellowship in Reconstructive Urology, RACS, Cardiff UK, 1985
  • ECFMG/VOE, 1984
  • Primary Examination, FRACS - UROLOGY, 1979
  • MBBS,  University of Queensland, 1976


Peter Heathcote was born and raised in Brisbane and completed his basic medical degree at the University of Queensland. After an intern year in Cairns Hospital, he then worked in Longreach for two years before starting general surgical and urological training in Townsville and Brisbane. After completing Urology Speciality training, he spent further time in Cardiff, United Kingdom and in Toronto, Canada.

Dr Heathcote is a urologic surgeon with a special interest in cancer of the prostate, bladder and stone disease. With his colleagues at Brisbane Urology Clinic, Dr Heathcote established the first Robotic Prostatectomy program in Queensland after traveling to the United States for training. His team at Greenslopes Private Hospital performs several robotic prostatectomies a week and are developing further uses for the robot including partial nephrectomy and other major urologic surgery.

He is also Chairman of Brisbane Private Hospital's Medical Advisory Committee and holds an appointment as an examiner at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Dr Heathcote is an Inaugural Member of the Best Doctors Australia and New Zealand and acts as  a mentor in Robotic Surgery, Device Technologies Australia and New Zealand.

Research interests

Carcinoma of the prostate, robotic surgery, medical education

Top publications

Handoo Rhee, Jason Paterdis, Peter Heathcote. Robotically Assisted Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy Training In A Private Hospital. Journal Of Robotic Surgery 6:4 December 2012

Katherine Gray, Peter Heathcote And David Nicol., Does Teaching Affect Outcome With Major Open Surgery? ANZ Journal Of Urology (2008) 646-647

Steginga, S., Pinnock, C., Baade, P., Heathcote, P., An Educational Workshop On The Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer. Australian Family Physician. Vol 34, 889-891. October 2005.

Steginga, S., Occhipinti, S., Gardiner, R., Yaxley, J., Heathcote, P. A Prospective Study Of The Use Of Alternative Therapies By Men With Localised Prostate Cancer. Patient Education And Counselling. 55 (2004) 70-77.

Steginga, S., Occhipinti, S. Gardiner, R. A., Yaxley, J., Heathcote, P. Prospective Study Of Men’s Psychological And Decision Related And Adjustment After Treatment For Localized Prostate Cancer. Urology 63(4), 2004 751- 756.

More publications are available on PubMed

Professional memberships and associations

  • Urologic Society of Australasia
  • The Society Internationale de Urologique
  • Australian Medical Association
  • American Urologic Association
  • Princess Alexandra Hospital Society
  • RACS Medico Legal Interest Group
  • The Society of Robotic Surgeons
  • The Australasian Brachytherapy Group
  • ANZUP Urologic Cancer Trials Group