Dr. Phillips graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He was enrolled at St. Bonaventure University from 2003 through 2005 with an athletic baseball scholarship and played Division I baseball for the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. He received his medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania, in 2011. Dr. Phillips completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency through Mercy Health at St. Elizabeth Health Center and St. Joseph's Heath Center in Youngstown, Ohio, and Warren, Ohio, respectively. Dr. Phillips then completed a one-year hand and upper extremity fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Hamot in Erie, Pennsylvania. He completed that training at the end of July 2017. The orthopedic residency training was completed at the end of June 2016.
During his residency through Mercy Health, he trained in general orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement, spine surgery, foot and ankle surgery, hand and upper extremity surgery, trauma fracture care, and arthroscopic surgery.
Dr. Phillips is in his first year of practice with Pennsylvania Orthopedic Associates and currently has staff privileges at Holy Redeemer Hospital Medical Center in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, and the Huntingdon Valley Surgery Center. In addition to his clinical appointments, Dr. Phillips maintains memberships in the following professional organizations: American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, American Osteopathic Association, and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Phillips is also one of the team physicians for La Salle University.