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Dr. Phillips is an NIH-trained specialist in robotic surgery and urologic oncology. He has peformed 100’s of robotic procedures including the Da Vinci Prostatectomy, Partial Nephrectomy, and Adrenalectomy. He sits on the steering committee of the Robotic and Laparoscopic Surgery section of the American Urologic Association.
Dr. Phillips graduated from Yale Medical School and trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He completed fellowships in laparoscopic cancer surgery and urologic oncology at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Cancer Institute. He is Program Director of the Department of Urology at New York Medical College, Founder of the Robotics Institute of Westchester, and Chief of Robotic Surgery & Genito-Urinary Oncology. Dr. Phillips is a diplomate of the American Board of Urology, a fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and the American College of Surgeons.
He is a member of the Society of Urologic Oncology, Society of Laparoscopic Surgeons, and the Society of Urology Chairpersons and Program Directors.
He has over 25 publications in urology, urologic oncology, and genetics. He wrote the book, “The Bends: Compressed Air in the History of Diving and Engineering”, published by Yale University Press in 1998. He is currently working on the textbook, “A History of Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy” and the book “Jusqu’au bout! One General, Three Surgeons, and an Operation that Changed a War.”
Dr. Phillips’ laboratory work is to develop new treatments for bladder cancer. His laboratory is focused on blocking the bladder cancer causing gene FGFR3.