Providing professional care in fertility, gynaecology and minimally invasive surgery

Philip Thomas & Staff

Philip Thomas
Philip ThomasGynaecologist
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.

Hugh Platt
Hugh PlattAnaesthetist
Hugh has been a consultant anaesthetist for over ten years and has a huge experience in everything from neurosurgery to gynaecology and beyond.

He has a consultant appointment at Monash Medical Centre and is an examiner for the College of Anaesthetists. A careful and caring anaesthetist, his objective is to get you through surgery as easily and comfortably as possible using the best and latest techniques and drugs. If you have any questions or concerns about your anaesthetic either pre- or post-operatively.

Please don’t hesitate to contact him through Canterbury Anaesthetics.

Joanne PricePractice Manager
Sue Kenwood
Sue KenwoodMedical Secretary

Gynaecologist Trainees

The following gynaecology advanced trainees have worked with Dr Thomas to further their  skills in advanced laparoscopic surgery

Dr Christine Foster
Dr Christine FosterBelfast, 2023-2024
Dr Nyasha Gwata
Dr Nyasha GwataMelbourne, 2022-23
Dr Isabela Dos Anjos De Siqueira
Dr Isabela Dos Anjos De SiqueiraMelbourne, 2021-2023
Dr Lima Wetherall
Dr Lima Wetherall Melbourne, 2021-2022
Dr Kate Tyson
Dr Kate TysonMelbourne, 2020-2021
Dr Pavitra Nanayakkara
Dr Pavitra Nanayakkara2019-2020
Dr Lior Levy
Dr Lior LevyIsrael, 2018-2020
Dr Deborah Hawkins
Dr Deborah HawkinsCalgary, Canada
Dr Roni Rattner
Dr Roni Rattner Melbourne, 2018-2019
Dr Mez Aref
Dr Mez ArefLondon, England 2017
Dr Hugh O’Connor
Dr Hugh O’ConnorIreland, 2016-2017
Dr Oshri Barel
Dr Oshri BarelIsrael, 2016-2017
Dr Sneha Parghi
Dr Sneha ParghiMelbourne, 2016
Dr Elad Berkowicz
Dr Elad BerkowiczIsrael, 2015
Dr Kim Dobromilsky
Dr Kim DobromilskyHobart, 2014
Dr James May
Dr James MayGlasgow, 2013