Philip studied at University College London where he obtained a BSc. in Pharmacology and a medical degree, graduating in 2003. Following this he continued his basic medical training on the Barts and The London medical SHO rotation, during which time he gained membership of the Royal College of Physicians. He entered gastroenterology and general internal medicine specialist training in London in 2007. He took up mya post at the Wingate Institute for Neurogastroenterology in June 2010.