Prof Phillip Parente trained at Monash University graduating with First Class Honours in 1993. He completed training in Medical Oncology 2001 and completed a 2year Fellowship in Immunology and Melanoma at Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research at Austin Health. Initially he worked as a Medical Oncologist at both Eastern Health and Austin Health. His current role is the Director of Cancer Services Eastern Health and consultant medical oncologist at Epworth Eastern.
His main areas of interest are Genitourinary Cancers, Lung Cancers and Melanoma and he is considered a clinical lead in these areas of oncology. With respect to oncology research he is principal investigator of numerous trials in his areas of interest. This has translated to numerous publications and presentations at local and international oncological conferences.
Prof Parente has professional interest in teaching and training. He is a senior member of the National Examining Panel for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and past chair Advanced Trainee Committee Medical Oncology for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He is also the current Treasurer and Executive Committee Member of the Medical Oncology Group of Australia, (MOGA).
Prof Phillip Parente has completed a Master of Health and Medical Law in 2020 and a Master of Human Rights Law in 2022 at the Faculty of Law, Melbourne University.