A/Prof Johan Gani is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) and a member of the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ). He holds an honorary academic position as an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne. He has been awarded a Certificate of Outstanding Service for his long-term contribution to the College of Surgeons. He is the director of the Melbourne Bladder Clinic.
A/Prof Gani was born in Indonesia and grew up in Singapore. He completed his medical training at the University of Melbourne in the year 2000. Following his basic surgical training at the Austin Hospital, he was accepted into the Victorian Urology training programme which he completed in 2009.
A/Prof Gani undertook two further urology fellowships after his training in Victoria. He first spent 12 months in Sydney at Concord Hospital where he gained experience in voiding dysfunction, female urology and oncology. Following that, he completed a 12-month fellowship at Toronto Western Hospital where he obtained expertise in neuro-urology, prosthesis surgery and sacral neuromodulation. Toronto Western Hospital is considered one of the major centres for voiding dysfunction and has the highest caseload of neuromodulation surgery in Canada.
A/Prof Gani returned to Melbourne where he is now a consultant urologist at the Austin Hospital and the Western Hospital. His private practice is based in Richmond. He operates at Epworth Hawthorn Hospital and Epworth Richmond Hospital.
A/Prof Gani provides general urological care to his patients such as treating kidney stones, prostate problems and cancer. He is considered as one of the leading Functional Urologists in the country (See: What is a functional urologist? In our FAQ). He treats men and women with bladder problems, and has vast expertise and experience in providing all the treatment options from minimally invasive ones to major surgery.
Because of his upbringing and background, A/Prof Johan Gani is multilingual and can also converse in Mandarin Chinese, Indonesian, and several Chinese dialects. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and two children.
- Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University of Melbourne: 2000.
- Fellowship of Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS), Urology: 2009.
- Functional Urology Fellowship, Concord Hospital NSW: 2010.
- Functional Urology Fellowship, Toronto Western Hospital, Canada: 2011.
- Incontinence in men and women.
- Non-mesh treatment for women with stress urinary incontinence.
- Overactive bladder treatments.
- Neurogenic bladders (patients with Parkinson’s, strokes, diabetes, spinal cord injury, or multiple sclerosis who have bladder problems).
- Men with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery.
- International Continence Society (ICS).
- Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU).
- Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand (USANZ).
- American Urological Association (AUA).
- International Society for Pelviperineology (ISPP).
- Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA).
- A Woman’s Urologist (AWU).
- Consultant urologist at the Austin Hospital (Heidelberg, VIC) and Western Hospital (Footscray, VIC):
- A/Prof Gani is the Functional Urology Fellowship Director and has directly supervised many local and international fellows.
- At the Austin Hospital, he is part of the Spinal Urology team, which provides the Victorian Spinal Cord Service with urological care for spinal cord injured patients statewide.
- At the Western Hospital, he is part of the Urology Continence Service and helped to start a urodynamics service.
- Honorary Associate Professor at University of Melbourne.
- Royal Australasian College of Surgeon's Part 1 Clinical Examination Committee (2011 – 2023).
Research and Publications
A/Prof Johan Gani is active in research and has published widely in peer-reviewed international journals.
Additional Professional Activities and Contributions
He has presented at local, national, and international meetings, and has often been an invited speaker.
A/Prof Gani has participated in running workshops and presenting at meetings for other health professionals.
He is involved in teaching and examining medical students. He is an advocate for educating the public and raising awareness on issues like incontinence and prostate health.
He has also contributed to developing GP (general practitioner) education modules with the RACGP. He has collaborated with the University of Melbourne, Mobile Learning Unit, to create an online education module on the topic of incontinence. He is a principal investigator in some clinical drug trials.