Dr Philip Cornish

Dr Philip Cornish

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Professional Biography

Philip is an experienced anaesthetist and specialist pain medicine physician, with special skills in regional anaesthesia.

Philip obtained his medical (MBChB) and research (MD on the brachial plexus, applied anatomy and regional anaesthesia) degrees from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences in Auckland. He trained in anaesthesia (FANZCA) in the Christchurch and Auckland hospital systems, and then worked on staff in the Department of Anesthesiology, The University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor, USA, sub-specialising in difficult airway management, regional anaesthesia, vascular and liver transplantation anaesthesia. Philip then trained in pain medicine (FFPMANZCA) at Flinders Medical Centre Pain Management Unit.

Philip’s academic work on the brachial plexus has been awarded both the Gilbert Brown Prize of the Australian & New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and the John Ritchie Prize of the New Zealand Society of Anaesthetists.

Since 2014 he has divided his time between anaesthetics with Specialist Anaesthetic Services and pain medicine at Specialised Pain Medicine – www.specialisedpainmedicine.com.au

Philip has provided anaesthetic support to a wide range of surgical specialties over the years, including vascular, neurosurgery, upper GI, colorectal, ENT, obstetrics, gynaecology, oncology, urology, endocrine, orthopaedics, plastics & paediatrics.

About Philip

In his spare time, Philip is a keen student of the classical guitar, and enjoys mountain biking, backcountry tramping, tennis, skiing and listening to music.