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.

Epworth hospital locations


Epworth Eastern


Epworth Freemasons Albert Street


Epworth Richmond

Consulting locations

Consulting Location

Epworth Eastern Specialist Centre

Ground Floor, Suite 5 120 Thames Street
Box Hill North VIC 3129

Consulting Location

Epworth Hospital

Suite 8.6, Level 8 Bridge Road Tower, 89 Bridge Road
Richmond VIC 3121

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


  • Thromboembolism in Rectal Cancer


  • 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

Professional Associations

  • Medical Board of Australia
  • RACS
  • GESA
The Institute focuses on surgical treatment of the abdominal organs, as well as the thyroid gland and hernias.