Dr Sandra Elmer is a consultant Urologist in Melbourne with a special interest in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, functional urology, urodynamics and general urology. She graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine/Surgery, Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Melbourne in 2005, and completed her Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in Urology in 2016.
Dr Elmer is based in East Melbourne at the Freemasons Hospital Medical Centre, consults at the Australian Prostate Cancer Research centre, and has public appointments at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and Austin Health. Privately, she operates at Epworth Freemasons, Epworth Richmond and Holmesglen Moorabbin. Publicly, her roles include multidisciplinary clinics in female, functional and neuro-urology. She manages young adults with complex urological problems, transitioned from the Royal Childrens’ Hospital.
Dr Elmer has completed a 12-month fellowship at the Austin Hospital specialising in open and laparoscopic surgery (oncology, stones, reconstruction). She then completed post-fellowship training in Functional Urology at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, specializing in neurourology, urodynamics, transition urology and urogynaecology. She has pursued overseas training with the world’s top Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgeons at the New York University Medical Centre and completed robotic surgical training at the ORSI in Belgium.
Sandra also has a keen interest in clinical research and spent 2002/2003 in Kenya, working at the KEMRI Wellcome Trust investigating Malaria in pregnancy. In 2009 was awarded a Master of Surgery for investigating the relationship between circumcision and HIV. She has presented research internationally and has been the recipient of multiple prizes from the Urology Society of Australia and New Zealand and the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. She is a valued member of the following organisations: Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS), Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ), International Continence Society (ICS), the International Urogynaecology Association (IUGA) and the Society of Urodynamics and Female Pelvic Medicine and Urogenital Reconstruction (SUFU).