Board Member Spotlight

Frank Phillips, MD

Dr. Frank Phillips serves as Director of the Division of Spine Surgery, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Spine Fellowship Co-Director at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago. He specializes in minimally invasive spinal reconstructive and deformity surgery. A visionary in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Phillips began performing these surgeries in the 1990s. Dr. Phillips has participated in the development of and pioneered a number of minimally invasive spinal techniques that are now widely used. He has also participated as a principle investigator in FDA trials on cervical disc replacement.

Dr. Phillips is a founder, board member and past President of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and is President-elect for the International Society for Advanced Spine Surgery (ISASS). He has been named one of the top 28 spine surgeons in the country by his peers in Orthopedics This Week. Dr. Phillips has authored over 150 peer reviewed research papers as well as editing numerous text books focussed on minimally invasive spine surgery. He has received numerous research awards and grants and directs spinal educational courses. He is frequently invited to lecture to and teach spine surgeons nationally and internationally.