Professional background

Mr Ta obtained his medical degree in 2006 at The University of Melbourne, Australia.  Mr Ta trained as an intern and resident at Austin Health in Melbourne before completing a post-graduate diploma in surgical anatomy in 2010 at The University of Melbourne, finishing top of the class. Subsequently, Mr Ta completed a post-graduate doctor of medical Science degree in 2012 with The University of Melbourne. Mr Ta commenced urology training in 2013 and finished top of the class in part one and two examinations before finishing in 2019.

Mr Ta worked as a consultant urologist at St Vincent’s Hospital and Eastern Health in Melbourne before commencing a robotic uro-oncology fellow at UCLH in October 2019. Mr Ta moved to a consultant role in December 2020 and is currently working as a robotic pelvic surgeon in bladder and prostate cancer. 

Research interests

Completed a post-graduate Doctor of Medical Science degree in 2012 (The University of Melbourne). Main research interests are bladder, prostate and renal carcinoma.

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  • Testicular torsion and the acute scrotum: current emergency management
    • Eur J Emerg Med. 2015 Aug;Epub
  • Increased prostate cancer specific mortality following radical prostatectomy in men presenting with voiding symptoms – A whole of population study
    • Prostate Int. 2015 Jun;Epub
  • Interval to biochemical recurrence following radical prostatectomy does not affect survival in men with low-risk prostate cancer
  • Rural residency and prostate cancer specific mortality: results from the Victorian Radical Prostatectomy Register
  • Contemporary management of renal cell carcinoma in Victoria – implications for longer term outcomes and costs
    • BJU International. 112 Suppl 2:36-43, 2013 Nov
  • Shockwave Lithotripsy of Ureteral Calculi
    • Book chapter published in Smith’s Textbook of Endourology (3rd Edition) February 2012