Doctor Philipp du Cros

Infectious Diseases Specialist, TB Elimination and Implementation Science


Philipp is an infectious diseases specialist with more than 15 years of extensive clinical and public health experience, and over 10 years’ experience in the management of TB/HIV programs. He has worked as a TB/HIV advisor, and supported program implementation and research in a range of settings. He has worked with MDR TB programs across Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, India, Myanmar, Uganda, Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

Philipp’s work has a strong focus on research, in particular in the development of shorter treatment regimens for MDR TB, as head of the Manson Unit at Médecins Sans Frontières in the United Kingdom from 2010 to 2017.

In addition Philipp is an expert member of both the WHO Guidelines Development Group for Isoniazid Resistant TB Guidelines, and the European Research Initiative for Tuberculosis.

Philipp joins Burnet Institute as an Infectious Diseases Specialist in the TB Elimination and Implementation Science working group, supporting program implementation and research activities.


  • Member of the Guidelines Development Group for Isoniazid Resistant Tuberculosis Guidelines 2017, World Health Organization
  • Member of the European Research Initiative for Tuberculosis (ERI-TB), World Health Organization
  • Adviser MSF Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine Course
  • Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians – Infectious Diseases Specialist
  • Fellow of the Australasian College of Tropical Medicine
  • Honorary Consultant, Monash Medical Centre, Melbourne Australia 2014
  • Honorary Clinical Fellow (Infectious Diseases), Imperial College 2010 – 2011
  • Member Australasian Society of Infectious Diseases
  • Member Australasian Society of HIV Medicine


2017: Research Adviser / Course Director MSF Global Health and Humanitarian Medicine Course Médecins Sans Frontières UK
2010-2017: Head of the Manson Unit / TB-HIV Adviser Médecins Sans Frontières UK
2008-2010: Tuberculosis Program Implementer, Manson Unit, Médecins Sans Frontières
2007-2008: Infectious diseases doctor, HIV Programme Lagos, Nigeria, Médecins Sans Frontières
2006-2007: Physician, Perth Chest (Tuberculosis) Clinic 2005-2006: Planning Coordinator for Monitoring and Evaluation of Malaysian National Needle Syringe Exchange Program Pilot
2005: Interim Country Medical Coordinator, Merlin (Medical Emergency Relief International) Tajikistan
2005: Consultant Specialist, The Alfred Hospital Travel Medicine Clinic
2004-2005: Clinical Adviser for National HIV Training Curriculum, Australasian Society of HIV Medicine
2002-2004: Infectious Diseases Registrar, The Alfred Hospital
2004: Facilitator, Antiretroviral Train the Trainer Program, India
1998-2002: Medical Registrar, The Alfred Hospital, North West Regional Hospital, Royal Perth Hospital, Kalgoorlie Hospital
1999: Doctor, Médecins Sans Frontières, Mae Sot Thailand
1996-1998: Resident Medical Officer, Royal Perth Hospital


2006: Masters of Clinical Epidemiology – Monash University
2004: Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians – Infectious Diseases Specialist
1995: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, MBBS University of Western Australia

Projects (6)

Current (6)

  • COVID-19 Healthcare E-Learning Platform (CoHELP)

  • Diagnostic accuracy of Molbio Truenat for diagnosis of TB and rifampicin resistance

  • PRIME-TB: Papua New Guinea & Republic of Indonesia for the Micro Elimination of TB

  • RID-TB: Reducing the Impact of Drug-Resistant TB in Western Province, PNG

  • The EZARET Study: Exploring Zoonotic Association and Risks for Extrapulmonary Tuberculosis in PNG

  • Zero TB initiative Yogyakarta

Publications (72)

2023 (1)

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2020 (1)

  • Standardised shorter regimens versus individualised longer regimens for multidrug-resistant TB.
    Abidi S, Achar J, Neino MMA, Bang D, Benedetti A, Brode S, Campbell JR, Casas E, Conradie F, Dravniece G, du Cros P, Falzon D, Jaramillo E, Kuaban C, Lan Z, Lange C, Li PZ, Makhmudova M, Maug AKJ, Menzies D, Migliori GB, Miller A, Myrzaliev B, Ndjeka N, Noeske J, Parpieva N, Piubello A, Schwoebel V, Sikhondze W, Singla R, Souleymane MB, Trébucq A, Van Deun A, Viney K, Weyer K, Zhang BJ, Khan FA
    Eur Respir J. 2020 Jan; 55(3):1901467

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