Dr Rod Phillips


Dr Rod Phillips is a Paediatric Skin Specialist and scientist. After commencing paediatrics in Melbourne, he trained for three years in paediatric dermatology at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

Since 1994, he has been employed as a consultant at the Royal Children’s Hospital. He also works at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern. He teaches paediatric dermatology to health professionals at all levels of training throughout Australia. His research work is associated with appointments as Associate Professor at Monash University and with the Vascular Biology Unit at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Rod has a particular interest in empowering children and adolescents to be in charge of their own medical management.

Research Interests

  • Haemangiomas
  • Vascular biology
  • Patient empowerment

Hospitals Accredited (Public & Private)

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital
  • Cabrini Hospital (Malvern)
  • Monash Medical Centre
  • Royal Hobart Hospital
  • Royal Children’s Hospital, Brisbane