About Me

Dr Richard Savdie is an Eastern Suburbs based, Australian-trained Urologist who specialises in Minimally Invasive (keyhole) surgery. He is certified in robotic surgery using the cutting edge da Vinci Robot, as well as having trained extensively in laparoscopic surgery. He has a keen interest in urological research and holds a significant publication list in the field.

Dr Savdie received his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 2014 before completing a prestigious 2-year surgical training Fellowship at the internationally renowned Vancouver Prostate Centre and the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He also holds a Master of Surgery degree from Sydney University.

Dr Savdie runs a general urological clinic and treats conditions ranging from vasectomy, adult circumcision, bladder and urinary conditions, kidney stone removal, sexual health and dysfunction, penile curvature surgery and prosthesis surgery, testis, and cancer. Dr Savdie has a special interest in prostate conditions and the innovative management of BHP.

He consults and operates at St Vincent’s Private Hospital in Darlinghurst, as well as Prince of Wales Private & Public Hospitals in Randwick.


  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, Urology (FRACS), 2013
  • Masters of Surgery, Urology, University of Sydney, 2012
  • Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (Honours), University of Sydney, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney, 1999

Hospital Appointments

  • St Vincent’s Private Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Private Hospital
  • Prince of Wales Public Hospital
  • Chris O’Brien Lifehouse
  • Hurstville Private Hospital

Professional Memberships

  • Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS)
  • Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ), 2009 – Present
  • American Urological Association, 2009 – Present
  • Da Vinci Surgery Online Community, 2009 – Present
  • Australia and New Zealand Urogenital & Prostate Clinical Trials Group Member, 2012 – 2013

Awards & Achievements

Dr Richard Savdie was the recipient of the St Vincent’s Prostate Centre Scholarship and Research Fellow at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in 2009. He completed a Masters of Surgery from the University of Sydney, publishing his thesis on management of high risk prostate cancer.

  • 2012, USANZ NSW, Urology Registrar of the Year
  • 2009, St Vincent’s Hospital Clinical School Teaching Award, Registrar Tutor of the Year


During his 2-year fellowship at the Vancouver Prostate Centre, Dr Savdie conducted novel research on new MRI diagnostic tools for the diagnosis of prostate cancer. He also helped develop urine and blood based DNA assays for the detection of bladder cancer. Dr Savdie has more than 25 peer reviewed scientific papers and has presented his research regularly at the annual AUA meeting in the USA, the largest international meeting on Urology. He is also a regular reviewer for Journal of Urology and Urologic Oncology.

  • Publication List
    1. Crumbaker M, Savdie R , Joshua A. Refining the Refining the Assessment and Implications of AR-V7 in Castrate-resistant Prostate Cancer. European Urology. 2017 Nov. DOI10.1016/j.eururo.2017.11.005
    2. Savdie R , Aning J, So A, Black P, Gleave M, Goldenberg SL. Identifying intermediate-risk candidates for active surveillance of prostate cancer. July 2017 Urologic Oncology 35(10) .DOI10.1016/j.urolonc.2017.06.048
    3. Sabouri S, Chang S, Savdie R, Zhang J, Jones EC, Goldenberg SL, Black PC, Kozlowski P Luminal Water Imaging: A New MR Imaging T2 Mapping Technique for Prostate Cancer Diagnosis. April 2017. Radiology 284(2):161687 . DOI10.1148/radiol.2017161687
    4. Sabouri S, Fazli L, Chang SD, Savdie R, Jones EC, Goldenberg SL, Black PC, Kozlowski P. MR measurement of luminal water in prostate gland: Quantitative correlation between MRI and histology. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2017 Jan 27 46(3) DOI10.1002/jmri.25624
    5. Bruce HM, Stricker PD, Gupta R, Savdie R, Haynes AM, Mahon KL, Lin HM, Kench JG, Horvath LG. Loss of AZGP1 as a Superior Predictor of Relapse in Margin-Positive Localized Prostate Cancer. Prostate. 2016 Dec;76(16):1491-1500
    6. Bidnur S, Savdie R, Black P. Inhibiting immune checkpoints for the treatment of Bladder Cancer. Bladder Cancer. 2 (2016); 15-25.
    7. Tran M, Thompson J, Böhm M, Pulbrook M, Moses D, Shnier R, Brenner P, Delprado W, Haynes AM, Savdie R, Stricker PD. Combination of multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mp-MRI) and transperineal template-guided mapping biopsy (TTMB) of the prostate to identify candidates for hemi-ablative focal therapy. BJU Int. 2015 Feb 14
    8. Ting F, Bhat A, Savdie R, Ende D, Shein TT. Urological vignette: Satellite lesion in the bladder from urachal enteric adenocarcinoma. Int J Surg Case Rep. 2014; 5(3):145-8.
    9. Savdie R, Horvath L, PeBenito R, Rasiah KK, Haynes AM, Chatfield M, Stricker PD, Turner JJ, Delprado W, Henshall SM1, Sutherland RM1, Kench JG High Gleason grade carcinoma at a positive margin predicts biochemical failure after radical prostatectomy and may guide adjuvant radiotherapy. BJU Int. 2012 Jun;109(12):1794-1800
    10. Savdie R, Symons J, Spernat D, Yuen C, Pe Benito RA, Haynes AM, Matthews J, Rasiah KK, Jagavkar RS, Yu C, Fogarty G, Kattan MW, Brenner P, Sutherland RL, Stricker PD. High dose rate brachytherapy compared to open radical prostatectomy for the treatment of high-risk prostate cancer: 10 year biochemical relapse-free survival. BJU Int. 2012 Dec;110 Suppl 4:71-6
    11. Moore BM, Savdie R, PeBenito RA, Haynes A-M, Delprado W, Henshall SM, Sutherland RM, Rasiah KK, Stricker PD.The Impact of Nerve Sparing on Incidence and Location of Positive Surgical Margins in Radical Prostatectomy BJU Int. 2012 Feb;109(4):533-8
    12. Doumerc N, Yuen C, Savdie R, Rahman B, PeBenito RA, Haynes A-M, Delprado W, Matthews J, Rasiah KK, Stricker PD. Should experienced open prostatic surgeons convert to robotic surgery? The real learning curve for a single surgeon over 3 years. BJU Int. 2010 Aug;106(3):378-84
    13. Doumerc N, Yuen C, Savdie R, Rahman MB, Pe Benito R, Stricker P. Robot-assisted laparoscopic prostatectomy: analysis of an experienced open surgeon’s learning curve after 300 procedures. J Robot Surg. 2010 Jan;3(4):229-34.
    14. Beattie K, Symons J, Chopra S, Yuen C, Savdie R, Thanigasalam R, Pe Benito R, Haynes AM, Matthews J, Brenner P, Rasiah K, Sutherland R, Stricker P. A novel method of bladder neck imbrication to improve early urinary continence following robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. J Robotic Surg POI July 2012 10.1007/s11701-012-0371-2
    15. Gordon D, Savdie R, Thanigasalam R. An audit of the composition of the ANZ Journal of Surgery. ANZ J Surg Vol 80 (12), pp871-872, Dec 2010