Dr. Phillips joined the faculty in September 1997, and is a professor of ophthalmology. In addition, he holds the position of chief of ophthalmology at Arkansas Children's Hospital. He sees patients at the Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He completed a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He has also completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Emory University Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia. His subspecialties include pediatric ophthalmology & strabismus and neuro-ophthalmology.
A native of New York, Dr. Phillips was graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York (S.U.N.Y.) at Buffalo Medical School. After interning in Hartford, Connecticut, he completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida Eye Center in Gainesville.
Dr. Phillips has been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1995. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and numerous other organizations.
Dr. Phillips sees patients at the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute and the Arkansas Children's Hospital.
University: M.D. DEGREE: S.U.N.Y. at Buffalo Medical School, Buffalo
Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology, Emory University Eye Center, Atlanta
Residency: University of Florida Eye Center, Gainesville
Fellowship: Pediatric Ophthalmology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore
UAMS doctors treat a broad range of conditions some of which may not be listed below.
Dean’s Educational Excellence Achievement Awary 2012-2013
American Academy of Ophthalmology “Best Poster” Award 2010
Children’s Tumor Foundation Award-for Outstanding Patient
Care of Children with Neurofibromatosis 2009
Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J Petursson, M.D., Professor 2009
Chair in Ophthalmology, Inaugural Recipient
Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, UAMS
Children’s Tumor Foundation Excellence Award 2009
NANOS Fellow 2008
American Academy of Ophthalmology Best Free Paper 2008
Arkansas Times' Best Doctors List 2008
University of Arkansas Medical Center
Physician Faculty of the Year-OMT Students 2008
Resident Outstanding Faculty Award 2005
Resident Teacher of the Year 2001
SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine
Summa Cum Laude 1989
Ophthalmology Award 1989
Dean's List 1984-1989
Alpha Omega Alpha 1988
Dean's Letter of Commendation, NBME 1986
Physiology Award 1985
Frieda W. Waugh Scholarship Award 1984
Summa Cum Laude 1984
Highest Honors for Chemistry Research 1984
American Institute of Chemists,
Outstanding Senior Chemist Award 1984
Dean's List 1980-1984
Phi Beta Kappa 1983