Retired Urological Doctors

John Maddern AM

Was appointed as the first head of the Department of Urology at the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1959.  He served as President of the Urology Society of Australia and New Zealand and was the inaugural Chair of the Training Accreditation and Education Committee.  He spent considerable effort standardizing urological training and was also an examiner for the Royal Australian College of Surgeons.  John founded South Terrace Urology in the 1960s and expanded the practice by mentoring promising young Urologists, encouraging them to establish their own private practices from the South Terrace rooms and wider South Australia regions.


Villis Marshall AC

is one of Australia’s most distinguished and respected healthcare leaders.  He is an internationally recognised consultant in urology, educator and researcher.  He held faculty appointments in England and at the Royal Adelaide Hospital before serving as chair of Flinders Medical Centre Department of Urology for twenty-five years.  He was also the General Manager and Clinical Director of the Surgical Specialties Service at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at Adelaide University.  Villis is the Chair of the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care having held that role since 2012.


Brian Landers

Was a well regarded and much-loved urologist.  Talented both sportingly and academically, he was a senior visiting specialist at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital for 21 years prior to retiring in 2013. Respected by patients and admired by colleagues as dedicated and hard-working, Brian established the Port Pirie urological service in the 1990s and was one of the driving forces behind the success of South Terrace Urology Day Surgery as it stands today.


Christopher Switajewski

Worked as a urologist in private practice for 40 years servicing Adelaide plus Noarlunga and Mt Barker hospitals.  He worked as a senior visiting specialist at the Royal Adelaide Hospital for 30 years and helped introduce percutaneous nephrolithotomy as a new technique in the 1970s.  Popular and friendly, Chris is well regarded by his patients and the urological community nationally.