Education & Training

Dr Coughlin is Australia’s most experienced and highest volume robotic surgeon. He has performed over 2000 robotic surgical procedures.

Dr Coughlin underwent 2 years of fellowship training in robotic prostatectomy in the United States under the guidance of Dr Vip Patel - the world leader in robotic prostatectomy. 

In 2009 Dr Coughlin returned to Brisbane, Queensland and commenced Robotic Surgery programs at the Royal Brisbane Hospital and the Wesley Hospital. He co-authored the first Australian series of robotic partial nephrectomy (removal of kidney tumour with preservation of the kidney) and presented the first Australian series of robotic radical cystectomy. 

In 2006 Dr Coughlin underwent fellowship training in laparoscopic surgery at St George's NHS trust in London.

Dr Coughlin completed his medical degree at the University of QLD in 1998. He trained in Urology in Queensland and was awarded his fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in January 2007.

Dr Coughlin is a charter member of the Society of Robotic Surgery being recognised as one of the leading robotic surgeons in the world.