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John Phillips, MD

Phillips

Dr. Phillips is a physician with 20 years experience caring for children and adults with developmental disabilities. He has special expertise in cerebral palsy and other developmental brain disorders, is an expert in spasticity management including botulinum injections, has been medical director of several spasticity and cerebral palsy clinics, and was the Director of Rehabilitation at Carrie Tingley Hospital for 5 years. He is currently the Interim Director of Pediatric Neurology at UNM and is the Medical Director of the Mind Research Network. Dr Phillips is currently an Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at UNM. He has active research interests in neurorehabilitation and neuroimaging, and has directed a number of research teams investigating traumatic brain injury and cerebral palsy in studies funded locally as well as by the National Institutes of Health. Dr Phillips has a longstanding commitment to the care of people with developmental disabilities throughout the lifespan, both from a scientific as well as an ethical perspective, which is why he enjoys being part of the Continuum of Care team. In his spare time, he volunteers his time to help care for children in Russian orphanages. His long-term goals are twofold: 1) to push the boundaries of research for people with developmental disabilities, using cutting-edge neuroimaging methods and working with multidisciplinary teams, to maximize neuroplasticity for congenital and acquired brain disease, and 2) to live in a society where all people, of all abilities, are supported in their passions and valued for their unique contributions.

Education and Training

Institution/Location

Degree

Year

Field

University of Wisconsin, Madison

MD

1986

Medicine

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

Residency

1989

Pediatrics

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Fellowship

1994

Neurology

 

Professional Experience

1994 – 1998

Clinical Assistant Professor, Riley Children’s Hospital, Indiana University, Indianapolis, Indiana

1998—2003

Director Rehabilitation, Carrie Tingely Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico

2000—Present

Associate Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics

2003—Present

Member, Continuum of Care

Membership in Professional Organizations

1994 – Present

Child Neurology Society

 1996—Present

American Academy of Neurology

 2000—Present

American Society of Neurorehabilitation

 1998—Present

American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine