Dr. Rebecca Philips grew up in Shreveport, Louisiana. She attended Rice University, where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry and Cell Biology and was elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) in Galveston on a full academic scholarship, where she graduated summa cum laude and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. After an internship at Houston Methodist Hospital, Dr. Philips returned to UTMB for her dermatology residency and served as a chief resident during her final year. She completed her training with a one-year subspecialty fellowship in dermatopathology at UTMB and concurrently acted as a Clinical Instructor for the UTMB Department of Dermatology during that year.
Dr. Philips is a board-certified dermatologist and dermatopathologist and practices both general dermatology and dermatopathology. She enjoys seeing pediatric and adult patients for a wide range of dermatologic conditions, such as acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, other rashes, warts, moles and skin cancer. In addition to patient care, Dr. Philips enjoys teaching medical students, residents and fellows. She holds two volunteer faculty positions: Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at University of Texas Medical Branch and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in the Institute for Academic Medicine at Houston Methodist Hospital. She has published in medical journals, including Journal of the American Academy or Dermatology and Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. She is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Society of Dermatopathology, Texas Dermatological Society, Houston Dermatological Society and Texas Medical Association.
Dr. Philips lives in Houston with her husband, young son and two cats. She trained in ballet during childhood and enjoys supporting the Houston Ballet. She loves to bake, explore Houston and travel.
Dr. Philips sees both pediatric and adult patients for a wide range of dermatologic conditions, such as acne, warts, eczema, psoriasis, other rashes, moles, and skin cancer.