UF COM Alumnus Elected to Prestigious Institute of Medicine

Published: November 24th, 2010

Category: Alumni Affairs

The Office of Medical Alumni Affairs and the College of Medicine would like to congratulate the outstanding accomplishments of one of their own, Dr. Robert L. Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH. This fall, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), part of the National Academy of Sciences, announced the membership election of Dr. Phillips. Membership in the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievements and commitment to service. He is only one of two family physicians elected to the IOM this year.

Dr. Phillips, a 1995 UF College of Medicine graduate, has been the director of the Robert Graham Center for Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care since 2004. In addition, he is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine, is on the faculties of the Department of Family Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University and George Washington University, and practices medicine at Fairfax Family Practice Center. Dr. Phillips is married to Katherine A. Phillips, Ph.D., and they have three children: Blake, Ethan and Juliet.

The College of Medicine congratulates Dr. Phillips and appreciates the way he represents his alma mater!