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John Phillips, MD


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





University of Wisconsin, Madison




University of New Mexico, Albuquerque




University of Minnesota, Minneapolis





Professional Experience

1994 – 1998

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


Director Rehabilitation, Carrie Tingely Hospital, Albuquerque, New Mexico


Associate Professor of Neurology & Pediatrics


Member, Continuum of Care

Membership in Professional Organizations

1994 – Present

Child Neurology Society


American Academy of Neurology


American Society of Neurorehabilitation


American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine