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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 the Pacific Association of Pediatric Surgeons, the Society of Laparoendoscopic Surgeons, and the International Pediatric Endosurgery Group. He is married, with two children.
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