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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.

Hugh O’Connor
Hugh O’ConnorDoctor
Dr O’Connor is an advanced trainee in Obstetrics & Gynaecology from Ireland.

He graduated with honours from the National University of Ireland, Galway in 2008. Following initial training in general surgery he commenced his training in Obstetrics & Gynaecology in 2010. In 2015 he obtained his membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists in London.

Hugh is currently undertaking a two year fellowship in advanced laparoscopic surgery with leading Melbourne surgeons including Dr Thomas.

Deborah Hawkins
Deborah HawkinsDoctor
Michael Schultz
Michael SchultzDoctor
LeannePractice Manager and personal assistant to Dr Thomas
For many of you I’ll be your first point of contact with this practice. I’ve been working with Dr Thomas since the early 2000’s and in the health industry for nearly 20 years.
Whether you are seeking advice regarding general gynaecology, infertility or a surgical problem I know that the health environment can be a stressful one.

It is my job to make sure that your whole journey, from first contact to post surgical visit, is reassuring and efficient.