Spine, Back & Neck Orthopedic Surgeon
Minimally Invasive Spine Institute
Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush
Professor, Director, Section of Minimally Invasive 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 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
Intervertebral disc biology and regeneration
|Disclosures:||AAOS Record of Disclosure|
Clinical Support Staff
Christine Johnroe, MS, PA-C
Marion Thompson, RN, BSN, ONC
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