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Michael Holmes


Special Clinical Interest(s) 

  • Prostate Cancer - Long standing interest in nerve sparing radical prostatectomy
  • Vasectomy Reversal
  • MRI/US fused prostrate biopsy

Michael graduated in 1988 from Otago Medical School with MBChB and BSc (Otago). His undergraduate training included 18 months as a GP and 6 months in Kenya as a mission doctor.

His fellowship year was split between reconstructive surgery and cancer surgery.  Post fellowship interests in nerve sparing radical prostatectomy and MRI/US fusion prostate biopsies.  Observership at The Mayo Clinic and The Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Centre, for radical prostatectomy and an observership at the Charite Hospital Berlin for MRI/US fusion prostate biopsies. 

Michael was awarded the Keith Kirkland prize in 1996 for experimental work in TURP.

The BAUS prize in 2003 for work in local anaesthetic in prostate biopsy and again in 2014 for work in reducing infections (sepsis) after prostate biopsies.

Current interests are in the use of MRI to facilitate prostate biopsy with a focus on MRI/US fusion.