C Phillip Amoils
(KDHSL 1980)

After graduating from the University of the Witwatersrand Medical School in 1987 and completing an internship at Coronation Hospital in Johannesburg, Philip completed a Research Fellowship from UCSF in hearing and balance. He then attended the University of Southern California, and studied otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat medicine). He is board certified in Otolaryngology by the American Board of Medical Specialties.

He is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery- Facial Plastic Surgery, University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine, Caruso Department of Otolaryngology, Los Angeles, California, USA and Founding Partner- Santa Clarita ENT & Facial Plastic Surgery, ENT group in Northern Los Angeles County with many inclusive Centers of ENT- Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Excellence.

He is married to Gina and they have two daughters, Gabrielle and Natalie. Other than medicine and his family, his passion is wildlife photography. As part of the National Geographic team, he has had the privilege of travelling the globe from pole (Antarctica) to pole (Arctic), equator to the mountains photographing polar bears, undersea whales and beautiful African scenery. When he retires someday, you will find him sitting on a tree photographing!

On his schooling at King David, Philip says: “Mr Elliot Wolf had a way of inspiring students, particularly the wilder ones like me to channel that energy into studies and future goals. Even though Mr Wolf could discipline us with the caning method, a far more effective method was to spend some time correcting our misteps and staying involved though our achievements. Even though I did not matriculate with Latin, Mr Wolf’s extra lessons helped me by improving my grades and confidence early in high school.

I can honestly tell you, that there is not a hospital in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia and Israel that does not have ex-Davidians as high ranking members. All of them will attribute their success to their families, the happy days of King David Schools under the leadership of Elliot Wolf and Jeffrey Wolf”