The Sydney Colorectal Clinic is a specialist colorectal centre dedicated to the management of Colorectal Conditions. We provide a wholistic multidisciplinary approach to colorectal surgery

Sydney Colorectal Clinic

The Sydney Colorectal Clinic is a specialist colorectal centre dedicated to the management of Colorectal Conditions. We provide a holistic multidisciplinary approach to colorectal surgery

About Dr Urquhart

Dr Hamish Urquhart (CSSANZ FRACS MBBS (hons), BEngineering Mech/Biomedical (hons)) is a specialist colorectal surgeon with subspeciality training in proctology, colorectal cancer, pelvic floor disorders and inflammatory bowel disease. 


Dr Urquhart is the Director of training of General Surgery (SET) trainees at St Vincent’s hospital. Dr Urquhart is also the Eastern Network NSW Supervisor and is on the board of the NSW/ACT training committee.

Dr Urquhart completed his post graduate medical degree in 2008 from the University of Sydney graduating with honours with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery. He completed his internship and residency training at the Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney. He commenced speciality training in General Surgery in 2010 in Sydney. Dr Urquhart completed this in 2015 and was accepted as a fellow of the Royal Australian College of Surgeons. He subsequently completed four subspeciality colorectal fellowship years focusing on the latest minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques, robotic surgery and endoscopy. The last 2 of these fellowship years were with the highly regarded Colorectal Surgical Society of Australia and New Zealand training program where he completed advanced colorectal surgical techniques. He has speciality interest in colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and pelvic floor disease.

Dr Urquhart is also a qualified biomedical mechanical engineer, graduating with first class honours from the University of Sydney in 2004. He was the 2005 recipient of the Engineers Australia excellence award for innovation, developing several patents for biomedical devices.

Dr Urquhart has published multiple peer reviewed journal articles and has presented at conferences in Australia and Europe on Colorectal Surgery. He also has a passion for teaching and has affiliations with the University of New South Wales and the University of Notre Dame. 

Dr Urquhart employs a holistic, multidisciplinary approach to Colorectal Surgery. He works closely with other disciplines and can co-ordinate your care with physicians, allied health teams, social support and other surgical services. 

Dr Urquhart has consulting rooms at Suite 18, 193 Macquarie Street Sydney and operates at both St Vincent’s Public and Private hospitals in Sydney.

In Urgent cases Dr Urquhart will be able to see you within the week.

The Multidisciplinary Team (MDT)

Dr Hamish Urquhart works closely with a suite of other health professionals to ensure you receive the best specialty treatment possible. 

He is currently a member of both the St Vincent’s Colorectal Cancer and Inflammatory Bowel Disease Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT).

The Colorectal Cancer Multi-Disciplinary Team meets regularly to optimise patient care pathways during their entire cancer care treatment to ensuring there is a focus on evidence based and most current practice guidelines. During these meetings your specific case will be discussed with a team of specialist in surgery, medical oncology (chemotherapy), radiation oncology, radiology, pathology and allied health professionals (including genetic counsellors).

The Inflammatory Bowel Disease Multi-Disciplinary Team works with a holistic approach to inflammatory bowel disease targeting the nutritional aspects, medical optimisation and surgical management of the condition. This meeting includes physicians, gastroenterologists, surgeons, and allied health professionals.

St Vincent’s Hospital is a centre of excellence for inflammatory bowel disease treatment and cancer.

Anaesthetic Team

Hamish works with the excellent group of anaesthetists at St Vincent’s Hospital. There is a large group of subspeciality anaesthetists who will be involved in optimising your surgical care. Dr Gila Lepar, Dr Sam Boyers and Dr Johanna Barrett are part of the anaesthetic specialist team who will be closely involved in your treatment.

Dr Gila Lepar

FANZCA MBBS(hons), BSc(hons), MSc(research), Adv PTEx
Gila moved to Australia shortly after graduating from Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in London with an undergraduate honours degree in Neuroscience and Molecular Pharmacology. She then completed a postgraduate degree in Molecular Genetics at the Garvan Institute in Sydney before commencing her medical degree. Gila graduated from the University of Sydney Medical School in 2009 and completed her specialist Anaesthetic training and cardiothoracic and transplant fellowship at St Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. Her special interests are cardiothoracic and transplant anaesthesia, perioperative transoesophageal echocardiography as well as major colorectal surgery. She holds appointments at Vincent’s public and private hospitals, St George public and private hospitals and St Luke’s Private Hospital.

Dr Samuel Boyers

After graduating from the University of Sydney Graduate Medical Program in 2009, Sam completed his specialist anaesthetics training at St Vincent’s in Sydney prior to fellowship at Westmead Hospital. He now enjoys a diverse practice across the St Vincent’s Sydney Hospital campus, Westmead Private and Westmead Public Hospitals. Sam strives for excellence and compassion in anaesthesia care and is an expert in post-operative pain relief and perioperative medicine.

Dr Johanna Barrett

Johanna Barrett is an anaesthetist with experience in complex colorectal and gynaecologic surgery. After attaining a postgraduate medical degree at the University of Sydney, she undertook anaesthetic training at St Vincent’s Hospital and completed provisional fellowship at St George Hospital, Kogarah. She now holds consultant appointments at both sites. Johanna combines the principles of patient-centred care with rigorous application of evidence-based anaesthesia to keep you safe and comfortable in your perioperative journey.

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