Dr Cathie Lane provides nephrology services within Integrated Specialist Medical Care as well as holding a position of staff specialist at St. George Public Hospital.
Dr Lane completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Sydney (BPharm) before pursuing her medical studies at the University of Newcastle. After completing her specialisation as a nephrologist, she pursued a PhD at the University of New South Wales in medical education and has since held positions with the University of New South Wales as an educator.
Her roles within the public hospital system include co-ordination of living related donors for the kidney transplant programme at St. George Hospital in the Eastern Sydney Transplant Network.
She works closely with the urologists in the St George and Sutherland areas, assessing patients prior to kidney surgery.
Within nephrology, apart from her role in renal transplant, her major focus is the control and management of hypertension, kidney stone disease, assessment, management and optimisation of outcomes in patients with reduced renal function.
Dr Lane prides herself on a patient focused management approach, using her education skills to ensure that patients understand the nature of their illness, the management options available to them and treatment that they have been prescribed.