W. Stephen Phillips, MD, is a board-certified cardiothoracic surgeon who was trained in Houston by pioneering heart surgeon Denton Cooley, MD. He has practiced heart surgery at UT Health Tyler since 1997. Dr. Phillips' practice has evolved, since arriving in Tyler, to a practice that focuses solely on the surgical treatment of heart disease.
Dr. Phillips is devoted to providing excellent care to his patients, whether on the operating room table, or during their recovery. "Cardiac surgery is complex, with each ase providing a wide variety of potential obstacles. Though the stakes are often high, there is nothing more satisfying than achieving a positive outcome."
Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery Residency: Texas Heart Institute, Houston
General Surgery Internship and Residency: National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.
Doctor of Medicine: Tulane University School of Medicine, New Orleans
Bachelor of Science: Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
American College of Surgeons, Diplomate
American Board of Thoracic Surgery, Diplomate
Teaching Fellow of Surgery, Bethesda, Md.
Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular Surgical Society, Member
Cooley Hands Society, Member
Society of Thoracic Surgeons, Member
Oscar Creech Surgery, Award