Dr Emma Philip

Emma is CCFP’s delegate from the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. She completed her primary medical degree at the University of Otago in 2001, and moved with her husband and two children to Brisbane’s western suburbs a few years later to work and complete her specialist training in Australia.

Emma has the dubious honour of having known both Cath and Tony for longer than they have known each other! Em and Cath studied together for their GP specialist training from way back in 2009, successfully completing their exams together in 2011. Having survived the long hours of weekly gossiping, ahem, training, in Buranda, Clear Mountain and Red Hill, Em has continued to mature into an insightful, caring and well-rounded GP.

Em is especially experienced in women’s health, antenatal health and infant care, and enjoys getting to know patients from all walks of life. She has completed extra training and holds certificates in sexual health and skin cancer medicine.

She is a superstar mum, athlete and friend, and we are terrifically excited that she will be working with us to help care for our community. Really, the only strike against her would be the undeniable fact that she is a kiwi at heart. Please don’t make the mistake of asking who she is barracking for in the rugby……. AOTEAROA!




Dr Emma’s qualifications

  • MBChB – Bachelor degree in medicine and surgery from Otago University
  • FRACGP – Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (this denotes specialist qualifications in family medicine)