Biography

Mr Phillip Antippa is a Cardiothoracic Surgeon that has a main interest in Thoracic Surgery. He works at Melbourne Health as the Director of Lung Cancer Services, Cardiothoracic and Trauma Surgeon. He also consults at Melbourne Private Hospital (MPH), Epworth Hospital in Richmond, and the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre. He has a special interest in all aspects of adult thoracic surgery, malignancies of the chest, advanced bronchoscopy with laser and stenting, pulmonary resections and VATS lobectomy.

Born and raised in Melbourne, Phillip completed his medical studies at the University of Melbourne and majority of his surgical training at The Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH). Following this, he completed a Fellowship in Cardiac and General Thoracic Surgery at The University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.

Mr Antippa has been integral in the establishment of the Melbourne Health Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer service, a Lung Cancer Informatics system, Lung Cancer Research Collective, Endobronchial Ultrasound (EBUS) at the RMH and MPH, Minimally Invasive Surgical Techniques and Video Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery and other noteworthy contributions to trauma services.

During his studies, Phillip also completed a Bursary in Music and in 2002 he established Corpus Medicorum, an orchestra of doctors, medical students and health professionals, which has raised over $750,000 to help patients with Lung Cancer.

Mr Antippa has an active role in teaching as an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in the Department of Surgery at the RMH and University of Melbourne, and he developed and manages a Surgical Fellowship Programme in Thoracic Surgery at the RMH. He is a proctor for the training of Thoracic Surgeons in minimally invasive thoracic surgery including VATS lobectomy.

Phillip is on a number of professional medical boards and an active member in numerous cardiac and thoracic groups. He has contributed his knowledge and research in peer-reviewed journals and presented at domestic and international meetings.

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