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Associate Professor Philip Robinson


The late Associate Professor Philip Robinson was a beloved member and founding partner of Brisbane Rheumatology. Phil was devoted to providing exceptional care to his patients, a legacy to which the Brisbane Rheumatology team remains committed.

Associate Professor Philip Robinson MBChB PhD FRACP was a rheumatologist. He was a senior staff specialist at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland.

Philip trained in rheumatology in New Zealand. He graduated in Medicine from Otago University and qualified as a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians in 2010. He was a member of the Australian Rheumatology Association and the American College of Rheumatology.

Philip was actively involved with training being a supervisor for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, previously sitting on the Advanced Training Committee for Rheumatology for the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and being the former Northside Pathway Coordinator for the Queensland Basic Physician Training Scheme.

Philip had a strong research background having completed a PhD and post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Queensland and had published his work in numerous journals including Nature Genetics, Nature Communications, PNAS, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases and Arthritis and Rheumatism. Academic papers and abstracts Philip had published are listed here at Google Scholar.

Philip had research and clinical interests in ankylosing spondylitis / axial spondyloarthritis and how the novel coronavirus pandemic has affected those with rheumatic disease.

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