As an adult and paediatric craniofacial surgeon, with more than 26 years of experience, he is well known for his expertise and approachable manner.
Dr. Phillips served as the Medical Director of The Hospital for Sick Children Craniofacial Program from 1993-1998. This is the largest program of its kind in Canada.
Within his current role, Dr. Phillips also oversees the surgical side of the multidisciplinary Vascular Malformation Clinic. This clinic has seen a rapid growth over the past few years and has developed a national referral base.
Over the years, Dr. Phillips has been actively involved in the teaching and development of craniomaxillofacial courses on a national and international level.
He has presented more than 75 papers at international meetings and published 59 peer-reviewed article and 19 book chapters.
In collaboration with the hospital's Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention, Dr. Phillips is using innovative imaging technology to generate a 3D computational model of the skull to refine surgical techniques. Our research team has generated a normative skull database of infants between 8-12 months. This fundamental work provides a foundation for current research in developing mathematical computational models to increase the reliability in determining the location and number of cuts required to reconstruct the skull shape in children with craniosynostosis.
Future research areas will include the use of robotics to execute the mathematic computations under the direction of our surgical staff.