- ABMS Certification:
- Neurology, 1983; Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 1989; Clinical Neurophysiology, 1992
- Research Interests:
Neuromuscular diseases|especially myasthenia gravis and ALS|neuroepidemiology
- Clinical Practice:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's Disease), Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Degenerative Disc Disease, Myasthenia Gravis, Peripheral Neuropathy, Lumbar Stenosis, Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Neurology Services
Vice-Chair, Department of Neurology
- T.R. Johns Professor of Neurology
Dr. Phillips has been vice-chair of the Department of Neurology at UVA for 21 years. His specialty is neuromuscular diseases, with a particular focus on myasthenia gravis and ALS.
Dr. Phillips was born and raised in West Virginia, and earned his undergraduate degree from Princeton University. After graduating from West Virginia University School of Medicine, he completed an internal medicine internship at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and a neurology residency at the Mayo Clinic, followed by a fellowship in clinical neurophysiology at Mayo. He joined the UVA faculty in 1981.
At the UVA School of Medicine, Dr. Phillips chaired the promotions and tenure committee, and is currently the chair of the endowed chairs committee. He also recently completed a 9-year term as member of the Board of Directors of UPG. He has served in leadership positions in various national and international professional organizations, including the American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM), the American Academy of Neurology and the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN).
Dr. Phillips has served as president of the board of directors for the Charlottesville chapter of the American Red Cross and as a member of the board of directors of Congregation Beth Israel synagogue. He has two adult children, and enjoys distance running, biking and hiking in the Blue Ridge mountains.
- 2015-2018 Best Doctors in America® List
- West Virginia University, 1974
- Neurology, Mayo Clinic
- Neurophysiology, Mayo Clinic