Dr Philip Perlstein


Philip 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.

Philip graduated in 1973 from Monash University with an Honours degree in Medicine and Surgery.

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.

In 1980 he gained the post graduate Fellowship of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners and has served on the Victorian Panel of Examiners for this qualification.

In 1987 Philip completed the Sports Medicine course run jointly by the Australian Sports Medicine Federation and the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.  He was a Medical Officer with North Melbourne Football Club from 1988 until 1993 and from late 1993 to 2002 was Chief Medical Officer for the Carlton Football Club.  

Philip has also worked as a doctor for the 2000 Olympics and in 2001 was awarded a Fellowship of Sports Doctors Australia in 2001 as recognition of his sports medicine expertise.

He has been a member of the selection panel for Monash Medical students and has always been strongly committed to General Practice and caring for all facets of patients’ health.