Associate Professor Harewood completed a Bachelor of Science at Melbourne University before entering the medical faculty. He completed his MB.BS at Melbourne University in 1969 achieving many honours during the course. He then completed 6 years postgraduate training at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as resident and registrar specialising in Urology. He received his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) in 1974. This was followed by a further year of additional training at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor Michigan, one of the most prestigious institutions in the United States.
He commenced as a consultant urologist in 1977, joining the Urology staff at the Royal Melbourne Hospital as a Visiting Consultant Urologist, and commencing in private practice at the Freemasons Hospital. He was the Director of Urology of the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the North West Health Care Network from 1995 till 1999, and is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery of the University of Melbourne.
He has pursued a parallel career in academic urology, and private medicine, being a pioneer in Australia in:
• Percutaneous, Ureteroscopic and Shock Wave Lithotripsy for renal calculi,
• Alternative treatments for Benign Prostate Hyperplasia including Laser treatment of the prostate, Trans Urethral Needle Ablation of the Prostate (TUNA) and High Intensity Focussed Ultrasound (HIFU) treatment of BPH.
• Laparoscopic treatment of Urological problems including Laparoscopic Nephrectomy and Laparoscopic Bladder Neck Suspension for Stress Incontinence.
Associate Professor Harewood established an International reputation resulting in him becoming the Chairman of the 11th World Congress on Endourology in Melbourne in 1996, the second largest International Conference to be held in Australia. He has been a member of the faculty of many international and National conferences in urology, including the International Society of Urology, the World Conference on Endourology, the Society of Minimally invasive Urology, the Urological Association of Asia, and the Australian Annual Scientific Meeting.
He was a member of the Board of the Freemasons Hospital for over sixteen years, and represents urology on the Medical Advisory Committee.
He has presented and published widely on a range of subjects including stone disease, bladder cancer, Trans Rectal Ultrasound and Biopsy of the Prostate, TUNA therapy for the benign prostate and Laparoscopic Treatment of Various Urological Condition. He has written chapters in a number of textbooks on urology.
He a member of the Urological Society of Australasia (USA) and The American Urological Association (AUA).
He regularly attends international conferences, and keeps abreast of all latest developments in urology, particularly in cancer of the prostate.
He has his consulting rooms at the Epworth Freemasons Medical Centre, using the Epworth Freemasons Hospital and the Epworth Eastern Hospital as his main private hospitals. He is a Visiting Consulting Urologist at the Royal Melbourne Public Hospital.