Philip McCahy

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Associate Professor Philip McCahy MB BS, FRCS (Urol), FRACS

Philip is a consultant urologist with an endourology bias based in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. He is the senior urologist at Casey Hospital (Monash Health), an adjunct clinical Associate Professor in the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash University and operates at a number of private hospitals around the Berwick area. He also provides weekly services to rural Victoria, with clinics in Drouin and Sale and operating lists at Central Gippsland Hospital in Sale.

His urology training was based at Newcastle upon Tyne, UK with lab based research in prostate cancer and clinical research in non-invasive urodynamics and hereditary aspects of cancer. Prior to moving to Australia in 2007 he was a consultant urologist in Kent, UK where he established an award winning investigative unit, installed the first lithotripter in the region, was on the Court of Examiners of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh and was involved in the development of the Intercollegiate urology examination.

In Australia he has overseen the expansion of urology at Casey Hospital with numerous publications and presentations at national and international meetings. In particular he has developed work into complete renal stone clearance using a modified supine position for PCNL and taken this technique across 4 continents. He led the installation of only the second lithotripter in the state of Victoria and has established a number of clinical trials to answer the unanswered questions of urinary tract stone management and been involved in international collaborative studies.

Philip has also been heavily involved in teaching trainees and medical students in both Australia and the UK and has worked in Tanzania as part of the Urolink arm of BAUS.  He is the team leader for regular urology trips to the Kingdom of Tonga as part of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons Pacific Islands Program. He also is involved in developing endourological services in Papua New Guinea.

In 2018 Philip was appointed as the Clinical Director of the Victorian Audit of Surgical Mortality at the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons. This important position involves overseeing the response to all surgical deaths within the state and working closely with State Government, Safer Care Victoria, the Victorian Surgical Consultative Council and all surgeons and hospitals throughout the state.

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