About Us

Handoo Rhee

Handoo Rhee


  • Urology Research Fellow, Princess Alexandra Hospital
  • PhD Candidate, APCRC-Q
  • Associate Lecturer – Medicine and Anatomy, University of Queensland

Contact Details


  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Urology, 2013
  • MBBS, University of Queensland, Australia, 2005
  • Hons (1st Class), University of Queensland 2001
  • B.Pharm, University of Queensland, Australia, 2001


Dr Rhee is a research fellow in the Department of Urology, Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia.  He graduated from University of Queensland Medical School in 2005.  After an internship at Princess Alexandra Hospital, he entered surgical training program in 2008.  After gaining fellowship exam in specialty of Urology in 2013, he is now pursuing an academic surgery career at Queensland University of Technology.

Awards and grants


2009 North Queensland Hospital Foundation Research Prize
2000 PDL Research Scholarship – School of Pharmacy



Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation, Greenslopes Private Hospital Evaluation of PSMA based PET and MRI for the Detection of Multiple Cancer Foci in Localised Prostate Cancer Patients

Peter Heathcote, Paul Thomas, Simon Wood, Sonja Greenslade, Guy Lampe, Benjamin Shepherd, Colleen Nelson, Pamella Russell, Handoo Rhee

Research interests

Dr Rhee’s interests reside with uro-oncology.  His PhD is dedicated to advancement in the field of metastatic prostate cancer.  Two special areas of interest include metabolic syndrome and its impact on development of castrate resistant prostate cancer, and molecular based imaging of prostate cancer.

Current research projects

  • Use of PSMA agents in Positron Emission Tomography
  • Concomitant use of metformin and androgen deprivation therapy in men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer
  • Impact of metabolic syndrome in metastatic prostate cancer

Top publications

  • H Rhee, J Paterdis, P Heathcote.  Fellowship in robot assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. J Robot Surg, 2013, 7 (4) 339-344.  DOI 10.1007/s11701-013-0395-2, ISSN 1863-2483
  • H Rhee, D Winkle. Possible Genetic Links in Development of Syringocoele. BJUI, Feb 2012 web publication. DOI: 10.1002/BJUIw-2011-117-web

Professional memberships and associations

2009 - Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand
2008 - Royal Australasian College of Surgeons – Academic and Rural Chapter
2008 - The Transplant Society