Dennis Arnold 1929 - 2023

The Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand has been informed of the death of Dr Dennis Deane Arnold.

Dennis was raised in Richmond, New South Wales where is his father was a highly regarded General Practitioner. He attended Sydney Grammar School then resided at Saint Andrews College, Sydney University, when enrolled in Medicine and graduated with Honours in 1952. He was appointed to Sydney Hospital where he was introduced to Urology and spent two years there prior to moving to the United Kingdom. He worked as a Surgical Registrar at Stoke Mandeville, Farnborough General and Sydenham Children's Hospital and obtained the FRCS(Eng) while working there.

He then spent 1956-1959 as the Gordon Craig Fellow in Urology at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, passed the FRACS(Urology) in 1959 and was appointed as a Consultant Urologist joining Drs. M. Earlam, Harold Cummine, Llew Wheeler and Bruce Pearson. He was also made a Consultant Urologist at the Royal Alexandra Hospital for Children Camperdown, Marrickville Hospital and Mona Vale Hospital.

Dennis made a very significant contribution to the Urological Society of Australia and New Zealand, serving as Secretary (1966-1969) and President (1981-1982). He arranged the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society in 1981 in Canberra and made Prof. John Duckett (Paediatric Urologist - Philadelphia) his Principal Guest. Dennis was made a Fellow of the Urological Society in 1996.

Dennis was a member of the AMA; The Australian Association of Paediatric Surgeons; British Association of Urological Surgeons; and the Société Internationale d'Urologie.

Dennis was a thoughtful and skilful technical surgeon and particularly made his mark exercising his knowledge and expertise in the Paediatric field.

Dennis was a wonderful colleague and was aways prepared to offer thoughtful and helpful advice to younger urologists.

He married Margaret Walton who predeceased him.

R.D Wines


USANZ thanks Dr Robert Wines for preparing this obituary.

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