Mr Lih-Ming Wong is a urologist with sub-specialty interest and training in uro-oncology. A graduate of Melbourne University, Ming completed his urology training in Victoria in 2009. Subsequently, he spent one year in Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge, and two years at Princess Margaret Hospital Toronto in uro-oncology fellowship training. During this time, Ming gained experience in robotic assisted surgery, retroperitoneal lymph node dissection, cystectomy and managing complex urological cancer cases.
Ming is heavily involved in research and education. Through the University of Melbourne, Ming has completed a Postgraduate Diploma of Surgical Anatomy, a Masters of Surgery and Doctor of Medical Science. He obtained his L.Mus.A in violin at age 15. During his urology training, Ming was awarded the Keith Kirkland prize. Ming has presented papers at multiple international conferences and also published manuscripts in major journals such as European Urology, British Journal of Cancer and Journal of Urology.
At St Vincent’s, Ming is the principal investigator for several investigator-led prospective trials examining imaging in prostate cancer. He is a Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Department of Surgery, supervises postgraduate students and is involved in undergraduate teaching and mentoring.
Ming has been instrumental in establishing the successful public-private robotic surgery collaboration in the St Vincent’s Precinct in 2019, in addition to successfully securing funding from the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia for a full time prostate cancer nurse in 2020. Together in 2016, the team at Goulburn Valley Health won an Excellence in Cancer Care Award for Prostate Cancer Services, at the Victorian Public Healthcare Awards.
When not working, Ming enjoys playing the violin, tennis, skiing and travelling with family.