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Dr. Lee G. Phillips | Hand Specialist

Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Phillips graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering. He attended The University of Texas Medical School at Houston where he was accepted into the Alpha Omega Alpha honor society. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at The University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT where he served as Chief Resident of Orthopaedic Surgery his final year. He is double fellowship trained in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, California and pediatric orthopaedic hand surgery at Texas Scottish Rite Hospital in Dallas, Texas.

Dr. Phillips brings a new area of expertise to our practice — pediatric hand surgery. In addition, Dr. Phillips has acquired further specialty training in the complex reconstruction of limb deformities using internal lengthening devices and gradual correction with external frames.

Dr. Phillips is an active member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. His recent research includes the characteristics of success and failure in L3 fusions for Lenke 5 curves, and the outcomes of extra-articular drilling for osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) of the talus.

Dr. Phillips enjoys all aspects of pediatric orthopaedics and has a special interest in pediatric hand conditions.

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, 2017
  • American Board of Medical Examiners, 2014

Education

  • Undergraduate: Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 2004
    B.S., Biomedical Engineering
  • Medical: The University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 2008
    M.D.
  • Internship: University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
    General Surgery
  • Residency: University of Utah Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah 2013
    Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, California 2014
    Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Fellowship: Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, Dallas, Texas 2015
    Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery

Hospital / Academic Affiliations

Hospital Staff
  • Attending Physician | Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
  • Attending Physician | St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital
Academic
  • Affiliate Assistant Professor, Departments of Pediatrics and Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine | University of South Florida, College of Medicine

Society Memberships

State Memberships
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Orthopaedic Society
Specialty Society Memberships
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
Additional Society Memberships
  • POSNA
  • Utah Society of Orthopedic Surgeons, 2008 – 2013
  • Texas Medical Association, 2004 – 2008
  • American Medical Student Association, 2004 – 2008
  • Pinellas County Medical Association
  • Hillsborough County Medical Association

Achievements

  • Lena Sefton Clark Award, Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego, California 2014
  • Doctors of Distinction, Tampa Bay Metro, Aug/Sept 2015
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