Dr Philip Gan is the Chief Medical Officer and founding director of Livac Pty Ltd.
Dr Gan gained his medical degree through the University of Melbourne in 1991 and became a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 2001. Dr Gan is a consultant general surgeon at the St John of God and Southwest Healthcare Hospitals, Warrnambool.
His area of interest is in minimally invasive laparoscopic surgery, including laparoscopic colorectal resections, hernia repairs, cholecystectomy, bariatric surgery, fundoplication and splenectomy (largest 2.6kg).
Dr Gan has been performing single port cholecystectomies since 2012. His aim in reducing the number of incisions required in laparoscopic surgery was a key driver in developing the LiVac Retractor.