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Assistant Professor of Surgery


Minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital anomalies, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), Prenatal counseling and inflammatory bowel disease


  • Doctor of Medicine with Honors in Research, Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI
  • Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington, DE
  • General Surgery Residency, University of North Carolina Hospitals Chapel Hill, NC
  • Post Graduate NIH Trauma Research Fellow, University of North Carolina Hospitals Chapel Hill, NC
  • Bachelor of Science (Microbiology), Brigham Young University, Provo, UT


  • General Surgery – Board Certified 2016
  • Pediatric Surgery – Board Certified 2019


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Q & A

For a personal introspective on Dr. Phillips, check out his interview.


A Boy with Kabuki Syndrome  | December 2, 2020

Harrison McNally is like any other two-year-old boy. He sits in the living room with his four-year-old sister laughing, playing, and having a good time. However, Harrison has a unique path in front of him. At three months old, he was diagnosed with Kabuki syndrome, a rare disorder that affects each child born with it in diverse ways. Read more about Harrison’s story.

A Tumor in Utero | March 7, 2019

Diagnosed in utero, Abbey and Heath Sykes found out that their child was suffering from Sacrococcygeal Teratoma (SCT), a rare fetal tumor. “Just because there is something not quite right in utero, these great doctors can give your child a fighting chance. We’re strong and dedicated to doing everything we could to give our baby girl the best chance at life,” says Abby. Read more about Ruth’s story.

Dr. Michael Phillips