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Education and training

Prof Sengupta has trained as a urologist under the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, completing a four-year program administered by the Victorian section of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand. Preparatory to this, he had completed five years of prerequisite training, including basic surgical skills and general surgery. After qualifying as a urologist, Prof Sengupta has undertaken a further two-year fellowship in Urologic oncology (obtaining further training in the treatment of urological cancers) at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA, under the Society of Urologic Oncology. On an ongoing basis, Prof Sengupta undertakes Continuing Professional development at or above the level mandated by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

Research and publications

Prof Sengupta is actively involved in urological research, particularly in the areas of prostate cancer and bladder cancer. Prof Sengupta has published a number of research papers, review articles and book chapters (click here or here for a list of his published papers). Previously, Prof Sengupta has completed a Masters in Surgery through the University of Melbourne (click here for description), undertaking research on colorectal cancer, and a Doctorate of Medicine (click here for description) on prognostic factors in urologic malignancies.

Prof Sengupta is committed to developing better cancer care. He is part of the Oncology Special advisory group of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ), having been leader of this group between 2013 and 2019. He is also a Board Director and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP), which aims to develop collaborative uro-oncology research. Prof Sengupta is also on the Executive Committee of the Clinical Network of the Cancer Council of Victoria and chair of its Urological subcommittee.


Prof Sengupta has a significant role in teaching surgical trainees, junior doctors and medical students in his role as Professor of Surgery at the Eastern Health Clinical School of Monash University. He previously held the position of Director of Training and Research in the Urology Department at Austin Health, Heidelberg. Prof Sengupta has served on the Victorian Training, Assessment and Education committee of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand in various capacities, including as chair of the committee from 2014 to 2016. Prof Sengupta has previous experience in tutoring anatomy to medical students at the University of Melbourne (1996), Trinity College (1996-7) and Stanford University, CA (1997). Prof Sengupta has a passion for patient education, which has motivated him to develop this website.

Awards and honours

  • Best poster prize at Victorian Section ASM of USANZ, 2016 (Senior co-author)
  • Alban Gee Prize for best poster at USANZ 2014
  • Best paper prize at Victorian Section ASM of USANZ, 2012 (Senior co-author)
  • Best paper by trainee/fellow at ANZUP cancer trials group ASM, 2012 (Senior co-author)
  • AUA-Astellas prize (2007) for best abstract on prostate cancer
  • Kelalis Prize (2005 & 2006) for best paper, Minnesota Urological Society
  • ESR Hughes Prize (2002) for best research paper, Cabrini Hospital (click for report)
  • Harry Ross Prize (2001) for best paper, Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • RC Bennett Prize (2000) for best research paper, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Dean's Honours list (1993) for academic achievements in medical school, University of Melbourne


Prof Sengupta's interests outside of work include his family and friends, sport, travel, music, reading and photography.

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