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.
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Just the way Dr. Philips made me and my mom feel was like everything was going to be okay and felt almost like family to us.
The nurses were very Kind and compassionate, and we were able to be seen on very short notice. Shelby was, as always, absolutely lovely and kind.
Dr. Philips is outstanding. We feel extremely blessed that he was the doctor recommended to us to do surgery on our 6 month old. We are very lucky to have him in Raleigh! He truly is a master in his field.
Excellent communication and explanation of test results. Very caring physician and nurse practitioner.
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