Philip graduated with honors from Monash University Medical School in 1991, training in general surgery at the Alfred Hospital and Austin and Repatriation Medical Centres for five years before commencing Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash Medical Centre in 1997, obtaining the specialist qualification MRANZCOG in 2000. He then spent two years in England and Scotland, working in Taunton, Welwyn Garden City, Gloucester Royal Infirmary, Oxford, Whipps Cross and Farnborough.In 2002, he obtained the Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and was elevated to Fellowship of the RANZCOG in 2003.
Upon return to Australia Philip undertook a fellowship in Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery at the Royal Women’s Hospital, working as staff specialist before entering private practice. He now trains other specialists and senior registrars in the same field, and is a trainer for the Monash Medical Centre gynaecological endosurgery programme and preceptorship courses.
Philip has worked as a consultant at the Royal Women’s Hospital, Monash Medical Centre, Box Hill Hospital and Sandringham Hospitals, and works in Leongatha (rural Victoria) in gynaecology and infertility. A Masters Degree in Reproductive Medicine was completed through UNSW in 2011.
One of his main roles now is to supervise and mentors specialists in training: Dr Thomas is Chairman of the RANZCOG Surgical Skills Training Group.
His main areas of practice are infertility, endometriosis and its surgical treatment, menstrual disorders and minimally invasive (“keyhole” or laparoscopic) surgery.
It is Philip’s passion to ensure that you get the best surgical and gynaecological treatment, based on up to date techniques, latest technologies and evidence based practice.