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Howard An
Gunnar Andersson
Bernard Bach Jr.
Richard Berger
Joshua Blomgren
Nicole Boniquit
Julia Bruene
Charles Bush-Joseph
David Cheng
Mark Cohen
Brian Cole
Matthew Colman
Craig Della Valle
Christopher DeWald
David Fardon
John Fernandez
April Fetzer
Brian Forsythe
Jorge Galante
Tad Gerlinger
Leda Ghannad
Steven Gitelis
Edward Goldberg
Kamran Hamid
George Holmes Jr.
Joshua Jacobs
Monica Kogan
Simon Lee
Brett Levine
Johnny Lin
Gregory Lopez
Jeffrey Mjaanes
Denis Nam
Shane Nho
Gregory Nicholson
Wayne Paprosky
Frank Phillips
Richard Rodarte
Anthony Romeo
Aaron Rosenberg
Kern Singh
Madhu Singh
Scott Sporer
Nicholas Ting
Nikhil Verma
Kathleen Weber
Joel Williams
Robert Wysocki
Adam Yanke
Frank M. Phillips, M.D.
Spine, Back & Neck Orthopedic Surgeon
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush

Professor, Director, Section of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and Director, Division of Spine Surgery, Rush University Medical Center

A visionary in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Frank Phillips was one of the first in Chicago to begin using these procedures in the 1990s. He specializes in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar reconstructive surgery. He also has expertise in motion preserving procedures and was a principle investigator in FDA trials on cervical disc replacement.

Dr. Phillips is a leader in the field and is a founder, board member and past president of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Phillips has participated in the development of and pioneered a number of minimally invasive spinal techniques that are now widely used. He regularly teaches and lectures to spine surgeons nationally and internationally on minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Before coming to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in 2003, Dr. Phillips served as the director of the Spine Center at The University of Chicago. Dr. Phillips is currently a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Director of the Division of Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. He has published and lectured extensively, received numerous research awards and grants and frequently directs spinal educational courses for other spine surgeons. Dr. Phillips was recently named one of the top 28 spine surgeons in the country by Orthopedics this Week and is listed in Becker's Orthopedic Spine and Pain Management as one of the nation's Top 100 spine surgeons and specialists.

A medical graduate from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Phillips completed his orthopedic residency at The University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition, he served a spine fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.

Dr. Frank Phillips was voted among the top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.

Practice Emphasis:Spinal Surgery
Medical School:University of Witwatersrand Medical School, South Africa
Residency:University of Chicago Hospitals, Chicago, IL - Orthopaedic Surgery
Fellowship:Case Western Reserve, Cleveland, OH - Orthopaedic Surgery
Board Certification:Orthopaedic Surgery
Special Procedures:Minimally invasive spinal surgery
Motion preserving spinal procedures
Spinal reconstruction cervical/lumbar
Research Interests:Minimally invasive spinal surgery
Cervical reconstruction
Intervertebral disc biology and regeneration
Disclosures:AAOS Record of Disclosure
Curriculum Vitae

Clinical Support Staff

Christine Johnroe, MS, PA-C
Marion Thompson, RN, BSN, ONC

Dr. Phillips has office hours at the following locations:

Rush University Medical Center
Prairie Medical Center of Westchester
Munster Indiana Office



In the News

The Future of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Dr. Phillips Discusses the Future of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Package Pricing and ASCs
Dr. Nikhil Verma and Dr. Frank Phillips Appointed to new Leadership Roles at Rush
Golfers Return to Same or Improved Handicap after Spinal Fusion
Kern Singh, MD and Frank Phillips, MD Design Catheter for Spine Procedures
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Has Expanded into Northwest Indiana
MOR Physicians Talk about Sports-Related Injuries with WSCR-AM 'Score Values'
Back Pain, Fusion and Getting Back to Golf: Dr. Frank Phillips
Free Chicago District Golf Association Seminar with PGA Instructor Dr. Jim Suttie
MOR Physicians Discuss Future of Spine Care
How MOR Spine Surgeon Dr. Frank Phillips Stays on the Leading-Edge
MOR Doctor Frank Phillips Leads Long-Term Study with Positive Results
Dr. Phillips to Lead Annual Spine IEP Fellows & Young Surgeons' Course
MOR Spine Surgeons Dr. Phillips and Dr. Singh Comment on the Sunshine Act
Degenerative Scoliosis and XLIF Procedure: Dr. Phillips Measures Positive Outcomes in New Study
Dr. Frank Phillips of Highland Park among 'Top Doctors in America'
List of Top 28 Spine Surgeons in North America
Dr. Phillips Named as Recipient of 2013 Annual Spine Leadership Award
Becker's Spine Review: 2013 Annual Spine Leadership Awards
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush Physicians Well Represented in 'Top Doctors' List
Research Study on Lumbar Fusion for Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain
Dr. Phillips on the Significance of the Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
Dr. An and Dr. Phillips Among the Top 28 Leading Spine Surgeons
Meaning and Survival of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Dr. Phillips Invited as Faculty to Dubai Spine Masters
Dr. Phillips Discusses Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement on American Health Front
Bill Walton, Dr. Phillips & Dr. Singh at MIS Institute Grand Opening Event
Walton Talks about MOR Minimally Invasive Spine Institute in Chicago
MOR Physicians Named 100 Best Spine Surgeons and Specialists in U.S.
MOR Physicians Make 2011-2012 Best Doctors in America® List
MOR Surgeons Top Becker's Top Specialists Lists
A New Approach to Neck Surgery

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