Dr. Phillips graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, where he was accepted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, serving as chief resident of orthopaedic surgery during his final year of residency. He is double fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, Calif. and pediatric orthopaedic hand surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas.
As a hand surgeon, Dr. Phillips brings a new area of expertise to the pediatric orthopaedic surgery program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s. In addition, Dr. Phillips acquired further specialty training in the complex reconstruction of limb deformities using internal lengthening devices and gradual correction with external frames.
Dr. Phillips is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. His recent research includes the characteristics of success and failure in L3 fusions for Lenke 5 curves, and the outcomes of extra-articular drilling for osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the talus. Dr. Phillips enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics and has a special interest in pediatric hand conditions.
Committed to providing the highest quality of care, Dr. Phillips and his staff respond to all patient questions and take time in the office to provide a current, evidence-based treatment plan unique to each patient. He sees patients in the Children’s Orthopaedic and Scoliosis Surgery Associates offices in St. Petersburg and Tampa and at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Sarasota.