Dr Vernon is a consultant urological surgeon, with a fellowship from the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Dr Vernon completed his fellowship training at the Nambour General Hospital at the end of 2012, gaining further experience in general urology including complex stone management, urological oncology (including Prostate, Renal, Bladder and Testicular cancer), and Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction. He has remained with the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service since then, and is currently the Clinical Director for Urology at the service.
Dr Vernon has a special interest in incontinence (including non mesh alternatives) and has completed a mini-fellowship in functional Urology at The Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Australian Prostate Cancer Research Centre, working alongside Dr Caroline Dowling. He offers urodynamics investigations in both the private and public hospitals.
Since graduating from the University of Tasmania in 2002, Dr Vernon has worked in regional and rural Queensland as part of his Queensland Health Rural Scholarship commitment. He completed his surgical training in Queensland and passed his fellowship examinations in 2012.
He is involved with teaching junior medical staff, nursing staff and is a Senior Lecturer with University of Queensland.
Dr Vernon provides general urological expertise, including urological oncology (including both Open and Robotic Surgery for Prostate cancer), stone disease, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, male and female incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
He is happy to be contacted by GPs and specialists to discuss further management of patients. Referrals are accepted via Medical Objects. He consults at Sunshine Coast University Private Hospital and fortnightly at Gympie Specialist Clinic.