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J. Duncan Phillips, MD, FACS, FAAP
Rating
(4.81)
67 ratings, 9 reviews
Practice Name
Hospital Preference
WakeMed Cary Hospital
WakeMed Raleigh Campus
Office Location
23 Sunnybrook Road
WakeMed Raleigh Medical Park, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27610
919-350-7859
10010 Falls of Neuse Road
WakeMed North Hospital Physicians Office Pavilion, Suite 102
Raleigh, NC 27614
919-350-7859
120 Healthplex Way
WakeMed Apex Healthplex, Suite 301
Apex, NC 27502
919-350-7859
104 Medspring Drive
Suite 200
Clayton, NC 27520
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120 Healthplex Way Suite 301
104 Medspring Drive, Suite 200
10010 Falls of the Neuse Suite 102
23 Sunnybrook Road, Suite 200
Biography

Dr. Phillips serves as the surgeon-in-chief of WakeMed Children's Hospital and the director of Pediatric Surgery for the physician practices of WakeMed Health & Hospitals.

He majored in Bioengineering and received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at San Diego. He earned his medical degree from the University of California at San Francisco and then completed his general surgery residency at the University of California - Los Angeles.

During his residency, he completed a two-year research fellowship and a clinical fellowship in ECMO (extra-corporeal membrane oxygenation) therapy of critically-ill neonates. He then completed a two-year clinical fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles.

Dr. Phillips was Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of Southern California School of Medicine and Attending Surgeon at the Children's Hospital of Los Angeles from 1995 to 1999. He developed a special interest in minimally-invasive surgical procedures in children, including laparoscopy and thoracoscopy, and was an instructor at multiple advanced pediatric laparoscopy courses.

Dr. Phillips moved to North Carolina in 1999. He was Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and Attending Surgeon at the North Carolina Children's Hospital from 1999 to 2010.

Dr. Phillips is board-certified in both General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery. He is a Fellow in the American College of Surgeons and in the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a member of multiple specialty societies, including American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, North Carolina Pediatric Society, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Chest Wall International Group, and Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons. He is married, with two children.

Clinical Interests
  • Minimally-invasive surgical procedures in children, including laparoscopy and thoracoscopy
  • Chest wall deformities, including pectus excavatum, pectus carinatum, Jeune's syndrome (congenital and acquired), and Poland's syndrome
  • Inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease
  • Treatment of hernias (umbilical, inguinal, epigastric) and hydroceles
  • Treatment of undescended testes
  • Treatment of foregut disorders, including gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Enteral feeding access, including gastrostomies and jejunostomies
  • Treatment of congenital anomalies, including esophageal atresia, diaphragmatic hernia, malrotation, Hirschsprung's disease, and imperforate anus
  • Surgical treatment of disorders of the gallbladder and spleen
  • Treatment of pediatric ovarian cysts and masses
Undergraduate Degree
University of California at San Diego
Medical School
University of California at San Francisco
Residency
University of California - Los Angeles
Fellowship
Children's Hospital of Los Angeles
Certifications
American Academy of Pediatrics - General Surgery and Pediatric Surgery
Professional Memberships
American College of Surgeons, American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, North Carolina Pediatric Society, International Pediatric Endosurgery Group, Chest Wall International Group, and Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Star Rating

The Star Ratings score is the average score a provider receives about his or her care on our Patient Satisfaction Survey conducted by Professional Research Corporation. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The Star Rating you see represents the average score a provider received for the past 12-month period as long as they had more than 30 ratings during that time frame.

Overall Provider Rating
(4.81)
4.81 out of 5
67 ratings, 9 reviews

WakeMed Patient - January 2020

Total care received


WakeMed Patient - December 2019

The day before we met with Dr. Phillips, we had just been informed that our baby (still in utero) had a serious medical condition and would need surgery right after birth. We were scared and had no idea what to expect. Dr. Phillips helped us understand exactly what the problem could be, walked through the surgery and care plan, and put many of our fears at ease during our appointment. He answered all of our questions, many we didn''t even know how to ask or express. He gave us a way to get in touch with him directly if we had any additional questions. We left his office feeling like our baby was going to get the best care possible.


WakeMed Patient - December 2019

Dr Phillips entire staff


WakeMed Patient - December 2019

The overall experience was excellent, professional and courteous.


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