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Dr Philip Perlstein

Dr Philip Perlstein

M.B.B.S.(Hons), F.R.A.C.G.P., F.S.Dr.A

Phil founded Midtown Medical Clinic in 1988. After 42 years Phil is no longer consulting, but is actively involved in the management of the practice.

Phil founded Midtown Medical Clinic in 1988 and co-founded The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre in 1993.

After 42 years, Philip is no longer consulting with patients, but remains actively involved in assisting with managing Midtown Medical Clinic and The Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre while supporting and mentoring other Practitioners.

After internship and residency at Box Hill hospital he was partner in a suburban General Practice from 1976 to 1988 with an emphasis on Obstetrics, Paediatrics and General Medicine.

Since 1980, he served for several years on the Victorian Panel of Examiners for the post graduate Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

In 1987 Philip completed the one year Sports Medicine course run jointly by the Australian Sports Medicine Federation and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.  (This was before the Sports and Exercise Physician Fellowship existed).

His main sports team involvement was at the North Melbourne and Carlton Football Clubs between 1988 and 2002.

Philip has also worked as a doctor for the 2000 Olympics.

He has been a member of the selection panel for Monash Medical students and has been involved as a tutor of undergraduate students at Monash University, Department of General Practice.

He has always been strongly committed to General Practice and caring for all facets of patients’ health.


  • Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, with Honours, 1973
  • Fellowship of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, 1980
  • Fellowship of Sports Doctors of Australia, 2001

Involvement with Team and Associations:

  • Medical Officer, North Melbourne Football Club, 1988 to 1993
  • Chief Medical Officer, Carlton Football Club 1993 to 2002
  • Medical Officer Medical Officer, Carlton Soccer Club 1997-1999
  • Medical Officer, Sydney Olympics, 2000

Professional Memberships and Positions:

  • Fellow and Member of Royal Australian College of General Practitioners
  • Member, Sports Medicine Australia

Personal Sporting Experience:

Philip remains fit and healthy by regular cycling, walking and gym workouts