Mr Phillip Antippa MBBS FRACS

Phillip Antippa is a cardiothoracic surgeon at The Royal Melbourne Hospital. He qualified from the University of Melbourne Medical School and began his surgical training at the Royal Melbourne. His studies took him to the Alfred Hospital then to the University of Virginia in the USA.

Phillip’s main interest is in Lung Cancer and he is the Director of the Lung Cancer Services at RMH. He is also heavily involved in Trauma Services, and is an integral part of the Lung Service at Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre. Phillip teaches, researches and sits on too many committees in his spare time at the hospital.
Phillip began his musical studies learning the piano when he was five. He began violin at eight but seized the opportunity to switch to viola a few years later. He met Christopher Martin - his most influential teacher - aged fifteen and continued to study with him at the University of Melbourne right through his medical degree with a University Bursary. As a young musician Phillip participated in National Music Camps yearly and the Australian Youth Orchestra.

Finding enough time between family life and skiing trips, Phillip was instrumental in the establishment of the Australian Doctors Orchestra and then Melbourne’s Corpus Medicorum. Weekend quartets with his friends are mandatory, and a passion for music pervades much of his waking hours.