As a young child, Phil watched his father travel along the patient journey of experiencing eczema. Being in the clinical space watching Dermatologists diagnose and prescribe treatment sparked a passion for the cause and effect of inflammatory skin conditions, which later led him to pursue a career in Dermatology.

Phil was awarded a Fellowship of the Australasian College of Dermatologists after completing his dermatology specialist training in NSW as the inaugural Dean’s Fellow in Dermatology, a joint initiative with The University of Sydney.

A true lover of learning, Phil underwent world class-research and dermatology training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, St Vincent’s Hospital, Liverpool and Westmead Hospitals. He also completed his PhD in advanced biomedical imaging and skin immunology at Centenary Institute during this time.

Prior to obtaining his specialist qualifications, he also received training in dermatology departments in Perth, Melbourne as well as in London at the world-renowned St John’s Institute of Dermatology at Guys and St Thomas’ Hospital.

Today the conversation travels through the impact a global pandemic is having on inflammatory skin conditions presenting in patients, the importance of communication and conversations when educating clients on product compliance and the exciting shift of in-person services to telehealth consultations.

Interested in finding out more about Dr Phil Tong – click through his socials here @drphiltong or visit his website here

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