Frank Phillips, MD - spine surgeons to know | 2014

Written by Staff | August 20, 2014 | Print  |

Dr. Frank Phillips 2Frank Phillips, MD (Rush University Medical Center, Chicago). 

Dr. Phillips was among the early adapters of minimally invasive spinal surgery techniques and has spent his career pioneering the field. He is a founder, board member and past president of the Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and has developed a number of techniques now widely performed. He has a special interest in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar reconstructive surgery and was a driving force behind the

development of the Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Minimally Invasive Spine Institute.


Throughout his career, Dr. Phillips has participated in research and development, and served as a principle investigator on FDA trails for cervical disc replacement. He frequently directs spinal education courses for other surgeons and lectures extensively. His research awards and publications are numerous and he continues to develop research in minimally invasive spine surgery, cervical reconstruction and intervertebral disc biology and regeneration.

Before joining Rush, Dr. Phillips was the director of the Spine Center at the University of Chicago. 


Dr. Phillips is a member of several professional societies, including the North American Spine Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery and Cervical Spine Research Society. He also serves on the board of directors for the International Advocates for Spine Patients, an organization focused on advocating for accessible and cost-effective spine care for patients around the world.


Dr. Phillips earned his medical degree at the University of Witwatersrand Medical School in South Africa and completed his residency at the University of Chicago Hospitals. His additional training includes a fellowship in orthopedic surgery at Case Western Reserve in Cleveland.



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