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Philip is a consultant urologist with an endourology bias at Monash Health, Melbourne, Victoria in Australia. Until mod 2023 he was the senior urologist at Casey Hospital, having previously been the lead clinician for over 5 years overseeing the development of clinical services at the hospital and helping to establish one of the leading stone units in the country. He also provides regular services to rural Victoria, with the only urology clinics in Drouin and Sale and operating lists at St John of God Hospital in Berwick and Central Gippsland hospital in Sale.
He qualified as a doctor (MB BS) in 1987 from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. After a period as an anatomy demonstrator in Newcastle he completed basic surgical training in North-East England and gained Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1992.
His urology training was based at Newcastle upon Tyne, at the time probably the best training unit in the country, where he worked with David Neal and Freddie Hamdy and trained with a collection of colleagues who are now mostly professors around the UK. His lab based research was in Insulin-like Growth factors with clinical research in non-invasive urodynamics and hereditary aspects of cancer. The Intercollegiate Fellowship in Urology was awarded in 1997. His first consultant post in 1998 was at Newcastle's Freeman Hospital and he then moved to Kent where he worked for South Kent (later East Kent) NHS Trust (Ashford, Dover and Canterbury). There he established an award winning investigative unit, led the installation of the first lithotripter in the region, was on the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was involved in the development of the written Intercollegiate urology examination.
Philip moved to Australia with his family in early 2007. He was awarded the Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2008. He has published and presented widely at national and international meetings, most recently on the development of complete stone clearance using a modified supine position for PCNL and developments in mini-PCNL. He has also taken his techniques across 4 continents with live surgical demonstrations. In late 2014 he led the installation of only the second lithotripter in the state of Victoria and is now establishing a number of trials to answer the unanswered areas of stone management. He is a member of both the Pasifika Medical Association and the international Endourology Society. He was the invited prestigious British Journal of Urology International guest lecturer at the Urology Society of Hong Kong 2015.
In 2017 Philip started consulting privately at the Melbourne Urology Centre, attached to the newly built St. John of God Hospital on Kangan Drive, Berwick. He has established a unique highly specialised stone clinic covering all aspects of stone management including prevention, which is generally poorly serviced. He also has admitting rights at Mulgrave Private Hospital.
He has been heavily involved in teaching both medical students and trainees in both Australia and the UK. He was appointed as a clinical adjunct Associate Professor at the school of Clinical Sciences at Monash University, in 2018 having been an adjunct senior lecturer since 2013.
Philip is committed to developing urology services in developing countries and has previously worked in Tanzania as part of the Urolink arm of the British Association of Urological Surgeons. He has led a regular trip to The Kingdom of Tonga as part of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Pacific Islands Project, and has been involved in developing endourology services in Papua New Guinea. He was formerly the Urology Specialty Co-Ordinator for Global Health at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
In 2018 Philip started as the Clinical Director of the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. This important position oversees investigation of all surgical deaths throughout the state and produces feedback and reports to the state Department of Health, hospitals and individual surgeons. He is also a member of the Victorian Peri-operative Counsultative Council which reports to the Department of Health.
Outside of medicine Philip is a second Dan in Taekwondo and is the treasurer and plays the double bass for the Casey Philharmonic Orchestra.
History: The Clinic
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