Professor Paddy Phillips

Chief Medical Officer and Chief Public Health Officer, @ SA Health

Professor Paddy Phillips PSM is Chief Medical Officer and Chief Public Health Officer, as well as State Emergency Controller (Health) for South Australia.

Professor Phillips has responsibility for  clinical advice to the Minister for Health and Wellbeing and the offices of public health services, communicable diseases control, emergency management, research, epidemiology and medical education and training.

Professor Phillips oversees the public presentation of medical advice, resolution of technical medical issues and the development of a medical profession within South Australia. He is the main media spokesperson for SA Health on public health and clinical issues.

Previously, Professor Phillips was Professor and Head of Medicine, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre and Repatriation General Hospital in Adelaide. He has also held senior clinical academic posts at the University of Melbourne followed by Oxford University and is Adjunct Professor of Medicine at Duke University, USA.

He has chaired or been a member of a number of national committees and remains clinically active in Acute General Medicine.

His aim is to build a better health system through leadership, innovation, collaboration and governance.

Respected by colleagues, government, the media and South Australian community, in 2016 Professor Phillips was awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in the area of health services