Clinical Professor Martin Phillips
MBBS (Hons 1) MRCP FRACP FThorSoc
Consultant Respiratory Physician
Clinical Professor Martin Phillips relocated from Perth, WA to Sydney in 2018 for family reasons. He was previously a Consultant Respiratory Physician at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, a large Teaching Hospital in Perth, and Clinical Professor at the University of WA. Although born in Perth, his initial education and training was in the UK, predominantly in London, where he undertook clinical and research activities, before spending 2 years as an MRC Research Fellow in San Francisco.
Subsequently he returned to Perth as a Consultant Respiratory Physician, with clinical and research interests in asthma, COPD, emphysema and Cystic Fibrosis. In the 1980s he pioneered the development of Interventional Pulmonology in Perth, with laser and stent procedures for obstructive airways diseases, and thoracoscopy for pleural diseases. He was involved in the initial studies on lung volume reduction techniques for emphysema, bronchial thermoplasty for severe asthma, as well as cryotherapy procedures, Electromagnetic Navigation Bronchoscopy, and endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopic procedures. He has run teaching courses on these procedures at a Surgical Training Facility at UWA, since 2005. He chaired the Lung Cancer MDT at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital for a number of years and was the Clinical Lead for the Thoracic Oncology Collaborative for WA. He has served on a number of State and National committees for the RACP and the Thoracic Society of Australasia and New Zealand.
He is an Honorary Clinical Professor at Macquarie University, and brings with him a wide range of clinical and research interests in Respiratory Diseases.