Dr Stephen Philcox
FRACP, MBBS (Hons), BMedSc
Dr Stephen Philcox is a clinical Gastroenterologist with a special interest in Pancreatology and Interventional Endoscopy. Stephen maintains expert skills in a range of advanced endoscopic procedures including Endoscopic Ultrasound (EUS), Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography (ERCP), luminal stent placement, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection (EMR) and Endoscopic Submucosal Dissection (ESD), alongside general diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy.
After completing his Gastroenterology training in Sydney, Stephen completed a Fellowship position in Interventional Endoscopy in Brisbane, before securing a fellowship in Advanced Endoscopy at the prestigious Duke University Medical Centre in the United States. Stephen has brought his wealth of experience to Newcastle where he holds the position of Senior Staff Specialist at John Hunter Hospital and is well regarded as a clinical leader in general and interventional endoscopy, along with other areas of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
John Hunter Hospital – Senior Staff Specialist
Lingard Private Hospital – Visiting Medical Officer
Newcastle Private Hospital – Visiting Medical Officer
Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP); Gastroenterology and Hepatology
MBBS, (Hons), Sydney University
Bachelor of Medical Science
Royal Australian College of Physicians (RACP)
Gastroenterological Society of Australia (GESA)
American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
European Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ESGE)
American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy (ASGE)
Alongside his clinical duties, Stephen holds important leadership positions amongst his colleagues as the chair for the Australasian Pancreatic Club. In this role he facilitates the collaboration of world class specialists in pancreatic disease to ensure that innovative practice is brought to us here in Australia. In conjunction with this, Stephen is passionate about teaching our future doctors taking on mentorships in Advanced Endoscopy at the John Hunter Hospital alongside many other teaching roles.
Stephen, along with his wife and daughters, has called Newcastle home since 2010. An exemplary musician, having played professionally before becoming a doctor, Stephen enjoys spending time creating and making music. Alongside his passion for the arts Stephen enjoys running, preparing himself for bigger challenges each year through distance running throughout New South Wales.