About Philip Smart
Philip Smart is a Specialist Colorectal surgeon. He studied Medicine at the University of Melbourne and Royal Melbourne Hospital Clinical School, graduating in 1999. He completed surgical training at Royal Melbourne Hospital, obtaining a Fellowship in General Surgery in 2009. He was appointed as a Visiting Medical Officer at Royal Melbourne, Royal Women's and Austin Health in General Surgery. He then completed 3 years of subspecialist training in Colon and Rectal surgery, including a Clinical Fellowship in 2013 at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio USA, one of the leading colorectal surgery units in the world.
He completed a Doctor of Medical Science degree (D.Med.Sci) at the University of Melbourne under the supervision of Professor A.Heriot and A/Prof J.Mackay. In addition, he holds a degree in Clinical Research Methods through Monash University.
He completed Robotic Surgery Training at the Cleveland Clinic, Ohio, and Methodist Hospital, Texas.
He is currently the Deputy Director in the Department of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Procedural Medicine at Austin Health, Head of Surgery at The Surgery Centre, Austin Health, Deputy Director of the Gastrointestinal Clinical Institute at Epworth HealthCare and Chair of the Operations Committee for the Binatinal Colorectal Cancer Audit (BCCA). He holds public hospital appointments at both Austin and Eastern Health.