Doctor Profile

Dr Philip Smart

Dr Philip Smart trained in General Surgery at Royal Melbourne Hospital before completing an Epworth Colorectal Fellowship and MD with Prof A Heriot and A/Prof J Mackay. He then completed a Fellowship in colorectal surgery at the Cleveland Clinic in the US. He is the Head of Surgery at The Surgery Centre, Austin Health, the Deputy Directory of Surgery, Anaesthesia and Procedural Medicine at Austin Health, and a member of the Eastern Colorectal Specialists Group based at Epworth Eastern.



  • Colorectal Surgery
  • General Surgery

Special Interests

  • Minimally invasive colorectal surgery (SILS, TAMIS, TEMS, Robotic colorectal surgery)
  • Interventional endocopy/colonoscopy, endolaparoscopy
  • Colon and rectal cancer, Faecal Incontinence
  • Diverticular disease, haemorrhoid surgery, pilonidal sinus surgery, rectal prolapse
  • Laparoscopic hernia surgery


  • MBBS University of Melbourne 1999
  • Graduate Certificate in Clinical Research Methods Monash University 2003
  • FRACS (General Surgery) Royal Australian College of Surgeons 2009
  • Clinical Fellowship in Colorectal Surgery Cleveland Clinic USA 2013
  • Doctor of Medical Science (MD) University of Melbourne 2015


  • ​Thromboembolism in Rectal Cancer​

Contact Details & For Appointments

+61 3 9895 7286
+61 3 8677 9555

Consulting Address

    • Suite 14
    • 1 Arnold Street
    • Box Hill VIC 3128
    • Epworth Hospital
    • Suite 8.6, Level 8
    • Bridge Road Tower, 89 Bridge Road
    • Richmond VIC 3121

Professional Associations

  • Medical Board of Australia
  • RACS
  • GESA