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Robert A. Phillips

Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD, FACC

Professor of Cardiology, Academic Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Biography

Dr. Phillips graduated from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with a combined MD and PhD in molecular biology and the Elster Award for highest standing in his class. He completed his residency in internal medicine in New York City at Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (NewYork-Presbyterian) followed by fellowships in cardiology and hypertension at Mount Sinai.

Dr. Phillips is an internationally recognized board-certified cardiologist and expert in hypertension and cardiovascular disease, serving as a principal or co-principal investigator on more than 60 clinical trials in cardiovascular disease. His sources of support for this research included 20 consecutive years of NIH-related funding.

Dr. Phillips has published over 170 peer-reviewed and invited papers, books and book chapters. He is the editor of the textbook “America’s Healthcare Transformation: Strategies and Innovations,” published in 2016 by Rutgers University Press. Dr. Phillips is Hypertension Editor, Journal of the American College of Cardiology, and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Society of Hypertension, the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension and the Methodist DeBakey Cardiovascular Journal.

Prior to joining Houston Methodist, Dr. Phillips was professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he was a Senior Vice President and Director of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence. Previously, Dr. Phillips was professor of medicine at New York University School of Medicine, chair of the Department of Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, and professor of medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Dr. Phillips is a fellow of the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association (AHA), the American Society of Hypertension and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Phillips is the founding president of the American Population Health Society. Dr. Phillips was elected to the Association of University Cardiologists in 2012. His awards from the American Heart Association (AHA) include the 2010 Heart of Gold Award, the 2013 Torch of Strength Award, and the 2018 Houston AHA Heart Ball Medical Honoree.

Areas Of Expertise

Hypertension
Education & Training

MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
BA, New College of Florida
Publications

Organisation of UK hospitals and anaesthetic departments in the treatment of peri-operative cardiac arrest: an analysis from the 7th National Audit Project (NAP7) local co-ordinator baseline survey
Kursumovic, E, Soar, J, Nolan, JP, Plaat, F, Kane, AD, Armstrong, RA, Davies, MT, Oglesby, FC, Cortes, L, Taylor, C, Moppett, IK, Agarwal, S, Cordingley, J, Dorey, J, Finney, SJ, Kunst, G, Lucas, DN, Nickols, G, Mouton, R, Patel, B, Pappachan, VJ, Scholefield, BR, Smith, JH, Varney, L, Cook, TM, Ahmed, N, Ingham, R, Hall, T, Hall, T, Shah, N, Tyson, E, Wattie, M, Ahmed, A, Bajaj, S, Bassi, R, Bennett, A, Egbuonu, N, Khan, P, Lambert, J, McKinney, O, Mittal, M, Rathod, R, Riddle, D, Sudhan, N, Ul Haq, N, Balogova, J, Bouts, C, du Toit, M, Gohil, B, Ioannidis, S, Dubey, S, Crawford, L, Hockenhull, B, Illingworth, G, Sanders, J, Amin, I, Fraser, D, Godfrey, L, Laurenson, M, Osorio, E, Rakic, M, Thiunagari, S, Tulloch, A, Apostolidou, K, Leong, M, Murphy, P, Antoniou-Fenwick, A, Payam Bahadori, D, Orgar, L, Basavarajappa, R, Swetman, D, Bafitis, V, Caldow, D, Khade, R, Mallah, R, Piddock, N, Tolson, O, Chan, C, Mahmoud, Y, McFerran, S, Vanapalli, S, Monnickendam, A, Pease, J, Devlin, R, Dumesh, J, Kendall, A, Thomas, S, Chinduluri, P, Saddington, F, Selman, A, Tan, A, John, R, Timmons, C, Clarke, C, Milovanovic, Z, Smith, R, Sousi, E, Tribe, I, Waiting, J, Lamont, H, Simon, J, Wimble, K, Chava, K, Guirguis, A, Hughes, R, Mandal, A, Morgan, M, Waugh, V, Webb, J, Efthymiou, P, Pitcher, A, Rabaas, S, Rabie, A, Alder, R, Butt, S, Eswarappa, S, Friedman, L, Hynes, L, Padman, D, Shah, S, Wood-Gismera, S, Bem, J, Boardman, V, Elhodaiby, A, MacNally, L, Pippalapalli, J, Rowe, R, Stannard, N, Turvill, S, Brett, J, Funnell, D, Lawson, J, Mohan, S, Rhodes, K, Pearson, D, Ramsaran, R, Shankar, S, Shepherd, L, Bhalla, A, Henry, O, McNamara, H, Shah, A, Sekhri, C, Henwood, M, Paramsothy, R, Floyd, L, Cheung, S, Ward, C, Gregory, A, Phillips, R, Rawlins, H, Richardson, P, Cohen, O, Southworth, M, Ross-Smith, O, Patel, S, Rebello, R, Chin, F, Manolis, M, Park, S, Brown, Z, Mclean, J, Gladwin, J, Mann, A, Mason, R, Shetty, P, Etomi, R, Mall, R, Benlloch, R, Ghani, R, Guha, S, Hyder, S, Kadiwar, A, King, C, Murdoch, S, Thyveetil, P, Fisher, E, Brambley, H, Crockett, D, Cudlipp, J, Dor, A, Herdman, J, Himic, V, Himic, V, Jegede, F, Jones, T, Kerner, V, Kumar, K, Mahmoud, Y, Medlock, R, Niblett, G, Oakley, L, Rahman, M, Salim, S, Shiels, S, Derby, E, Privalov, S, Keating, O, Ng, S, Alvaro-Gracia, L, Baljekar, B, Howells, P, Kajal, S, Mohd Noor Nur, H, Child, R, Clarke, G, Elvidge, L, Gill, S, Harland-Mears, K, Jones, W, McArdle, A, Phillips, R, Tilsley, C, Chiappa, V, Foers, W, Haines, E, Hunter, A, Jones, L, Lavin, A, Markham, L, Ong, P, Wilcock, R, Abayalingam, M, Baker, C, Bemand, T, Chauhan, A, Hensher, C, Lakhani, A, Patil, G, Rowe, C, Sumit Vaghani, J, Kidwai, U, Venkat Raman, V, Padmanabhan, V, Weir, A, Casement, A, OConnor, D, Antrolikar, S, Dhaka, D, Diridis, K, Kordmahalleh, N, Ramamurthi, P, Salim, S, Shin, C, Wilson, D, Rajkumar, A, Adigwe, A, Cullumbine, H, Alim Khan, A, Old, A, OPray, T, Smith, P, Carter, J, Edmondson, M, Eldridge, B, Gordon, A, Hunter, C, Pugsley, R, Richards, T, Saunders, K, Steynberg, S, Amin, V, Anthony Pynadath, T, Shah, A, Makin, F, Kadaramandalgi, P, Lowden, V, Marshall, B, Oldrey, N, Wheeler, A, Prinz zu Salm-Horstmar, L, Tahir, S, Taylor, J, Avula, J, Bains, R, Dhamodaran, K, Soon, Y, Lehra, M, Orr, J, Arshad, M, Balu, A, Bhat, A, Khunti, R, Moss, R, Quffa, L, Sannakki, D, Sannakki, S, Yeung, J, Sweet, K, Webb, C, Fearnley, J, Hodgetts, M, Patel, B, Trouton, T, Yasin, A, Cash, A, Nash, A, Smith, W, Nigalye, D, Freeman, L, Jennison, H, Lee, A, Viira, D, Gallop, L, Hobbiger, E, Lusby, E, Allan, L, Knight, A, McConville, A, Granger, N, Knight, A, Martin, A, Sexton, N, Patel, T, Hatalyak, A, Ince, M, Afelumo, O, Gardiner, C, Nirmalan, V, Mease, S, Morawski, M, Robinson-Lynch, C, Trynka-Watson, T, Hollands, J, Warden, C, Withey, V, Leonard, A, Parsons, S, Jones, S, Rebello, T, Yule, D, Adams, J, Black, N, Cooper, H, Currie, P, Curry, C, Donnelly, D, Marcus, S, McCarter, J, McDowell, M, McGuirk, S, McMullan, R, Munn, C, Nugdallah, M, Pyper, P, Stewart, J, Sweeney, N, Wallace, G, Barrett, K, Best, G, Ferguson, M, Gilliland, S, McDowell, L, Wright, D, McCallum, A, Vidion, R, Harvey, R, Bell, M, Burden, A, Doverty, J, Muir, A, Zikry, M, Forget, P, Nagdeve, N, Chalmers, E, Tait, M, Karve, R, Roy, N, Gambhir, S, Gaunt, W, Lau, J, McAleer, K, Murphy, T, OBrien, C, Sweeney, M, Mei-Ling Chang, V, Keller, M, Kellner, M, Macaskill Stewart, A, Mackie, S, Mei-Ling Chang, V, Omar, S, Blacoe, D, Paal, D, Tallach, R, Dryden, R, Meney, L, Neil, J, Valentine, L, Albuquerque, N, Casey, M, Findlay, G, Hare, H, Mann, E, McCusker, R, Morrison, S, Pass, M, Patel, R, Seatter, R, Thompson, L, Thornback, A, McConachie, I, Dalton, A, Exley, J, Foxwell, K, Jones, B, Magoub, M, Smith, O, Zalkapli, N, Jones, C, Bond, R, Burton, M, Hawkins, T, Rogers, P, Westwood, J, Dhaliwal, R, Ganesan, P, Mekhael, A, Rajaratnam, S, Data, P, Fox, J & Kaur, L 2023, , Anaesthesia, vol. 78, no. 12, pp. 1442-1452. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.16153

The 7th National Audit Project (NAP7) baseline survey of individual anaesthetists: preparedness for and experiences of peri-operative cardiac arrest
Kursumovic, E, Cook, TM, Lucas, DN, Davies, MT, Martin, S, Kane, AD, Armstrong, RA, Oglesby, FC, Cortes, L, Taylor, C, Moppett, IK, Agarwal, S, Beecham, E, Cordingley, J, Dorey, J, Finney, SJ, Kunst, G, Nickols, G, Mouton, R, Nolan, JP, Patel, B, Pappachan, VJ, Plaat, F, Scholefield, BR, Smith, JH, Varney, L, Wain, EC, Soar, J, Ahmed, N, Ingham, R, Hall, T, Hall, T, Shah, N, Tyson, E, Wattie, M, Ahmed, A, Bajaj, S, Bassi, R, Bennett, A, Egbuonu, N, Khan, P, Lambert, J, McKinney, O, Mittal, M, Rathod, R, Riddle, D, Sudhan, N, Ul Haq, N, Balogova, J, Bouts, C, du Toit, M, Gohil, B, Ioannidis, S, Dubey, S, Crawford, L, Hockenhull, B, Illingworth, G, Sanders, J, Amin, I, Fraser, D, Godfrey, L, Laurenson, M, Osorio, E, Rakic, M, Thiunagari, S, Tulloch, A, Apostolidou, K, Leong, M, Murphy, P, Antoniou-Fenwick, A, Payam Bahadori, D, Orgar, L, Basavarajappa, R, Swetman, D, Bafitis, V, Caldow, D, Khade, R, Mallah, R, Piddock, N, Tolson, O, Chan, C, Mahmoud, Y, McFerran, S, Vanapalli, S, Monnickendam, A, Pease, J, Devlin, R, Dumesh, J, Kendall, A, Thomas, S, Chinduluri, P, Saddington, F, Selman, A, Tan, A, John, R, Timmons, C, Clarke, C, Milovanovic, Z, Smith, R, Sousi, E, Tribe, I, Waiting, J, Lamont, H, Simon, J, Wimble, K, Chava, K, Guirguis, A, Hughes, R, Mandal, A, Morgan, M, Waugh, V, Webb, J, Efthymiou, P, Pitcher, A, Rabaas, S, Rabie, A, Alder, R, Butt, S, Eswarappa, S, Friedman, L, Hynes, L, Padman, D, Shah, S, Wood-Gismera, S, Bem, J, Boardman, V, Elhodaiby, A, MacNally, L, Pippalapalli, J, Rowe, R, Stannard, N, Turvill, S, Brett, J, Funnell, D, Lawson, J, Mohan, S, Rhodes, K, Pearson, D, Ramsaran, R, Shankar, S, Shepherd, L, Bhalla, A, Henry, O, McNamara, H, Shah, A, Sekhri, C, Henwood, M, Paramsothy, R, Floyd, L, Cheung, S, Ward, C, Gregory, A, Phillips, R, Rawlins, H, Richardson, P, Cohen, O, Southworth, M, Ross-Smith, O, Patel, S, Rebello, R, Chin, F, Manolis, M, Park, S, Brown, Z, Mclean, J, Gladwin, J, Mann, A, Mason, R, Shetty, P, Etomi, R, Mall, R, Benlloch, R, Ghani, R, Guha, S, Hyder, S, Kadiwar, A, King, C, Murdoch, S, Thyveetil, P, Fisher, E, Brambley, H, Crockett, D, Cudlipp, J, Dor, A, Herdman, J, Himic, V, Himic, V, Jegede, F, Jones, T, Kerner, V, Kumar, K, Mahmoud, Y, Medlock, R, Niblett, G, Oakley, L, Rahman, M, Salim, S, Shiels, S, Derby, E, Privalov, S, Keating, O, Ng, S, Alvaro-Gracia, L, Baljekar, B, Howells, P, Kajal, S, Mohd Noor Nur, H, Child, R, Clarke, G, Elvidge, L, Gill, S, Harland-Mears, K, Jones, W, McArdle, A, Phillips, R, Tilsley, C, Chiappa, V, Foers, W, Haines, E, Hunter, A, Jones, L, Lavin, A, Markham, L, Ong, P, Wilcock, R, Abayalingam, M, Baker, C, Bemand, T, Chauhan, A, Hensher, C, Lakhani, A, Patil, G, Rowe, C, Sumit Vaghani, J, Kidwai, U, Venkat Raman, V, Padmanabhan, V, Weir, A, Casement, A, OConnor, D, Antrolikar, S, Dhaka, D, Diridis, K, Kordmahalleh, N, Ramamurthi, P, Salim, S, Shin, C, Wilson, D, Rajkumar, A, Adigwe, A, Cullumbine, H, Alim Khan, A, Old, A, OPray, T, Smith, P, Carter, J, Edmondson, M, Eldridge, B, Gordon, A, Hunter, C, Pugsley, R, Richards, T, Saunders, K, Steynberg, S, Amin, V, Anthony Pynadath, T, Shah, A, Makin, F, Kadaramandalgi, P, Lowden, V, Marshall, B, Oldrey, N, Wheeler, A, Prinz zu Salm-Horstmar, L, Tahir, S, Taylor, J, Avula, J, Bains, R, Dhamodaran, K, Soon, Y, Lehra, M, Orr, J, Arshad, M, Balu, A, Bhat, A, Khunti, R, Moss, R, Quffa, L, Sannakki, D, Sannakki, S, Yeung, J, Sweet, K, Webb, C, Fearnley, J, Hodgetts, M, Patel, B, Trouton, T, Yasin, A, Cash, A, Nash, A, Smith, W, Nigalye, D, Freeman, L, Jennison, H, Lee, A, Viira, D, Gallop, L, Hobbiger, E, Lusby, E, Allan, L, Knight, A, McConville, A, Granger, N, Knight, A, Martin, A, Sexton, N, Patel, T, Hatalyak, A, Ince, M, Afelumo, O, Gardiner, C, Nirmalan, V, Mease, S, Morawski, M, Robinson-Lynch, C, Trynka-Watson, T, Hollands, J, Warden, C, Withey, V, Leonard, A, Parsons, S, Jones, S, Rebello, T, Yule, D, Adams, J, Black, N, Cooper, H, Currie, P, Curry, C, Donnelly, D, Marcus, S, McCarter, J, McDowell, M, McGuirk, S, McMullan, R, Munn, C, Nugdallah, M, Pyper, P, Stewart, J, Sweeney, N, Wallace, G, Barrett, K, Best, G, Ferguson, M, Gilliland, S, McDowell, L, Wright, D, McCallum, A, Vidion, R, Harvey, R, Bell, M, Burden, A, Doverty, J, Muir, A, Zikry, M, Forget, P, Nagdeve, N, Chalmers, E, Tait, M, Karve, R, Roy, N, Gambhir, S, Gaunt, W, Lau, J, McAleer, K, Murphy, T, OBrien, C, Sweeney, M, Mei-Ling Chang, V, Keller, M, Kellner, M, Macaskill Stewart, A, Mackie, S, Mei-Ling Chang, V, Omar, S, Blacoe, D, Paal, D, Tallach, R, Dryden, R, Meney, L, Neil, J, Valentine, L, Albuquerque, N, Casey, M, Findlay, G, Hare, H, Mann, E, McCusker, R, Morrison, S, Pass, M, Patel, R, Seatter, R, Thompson, L, Thornback, A, McConachie, I, Dalton, A, Exley, J, Foxwell, K, Jones, B, Magoub, M, Smith, O, Zalkapli, N, Jones, C, Bond, R, Burton, M, Hawkins, T, Rogers, P, Westwood, J, Dhaliwal, R, Ganesan, P, Mekhael, A, Rajaratnam, S, Data, P, Fox, J & Kaur, L 2023, , Anaesthesia, vol. 78, no. 12, pp. 1453-1464. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.16154

Quality of recovery following childbirth: a prospective, multicentre cohort study
the ObsQoR Collaborators 2023, , Anaesthesia, vol. 78, no. 9, pp. 1071-1080. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.16039

The incidence of potentially serious complications during non-obstetric anaesthetic practice in the United Kingdom: an analysis from the 7th National Audit Project (NAP7) activity survey
collaborators 2023, , Anaesthesia. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.16155

Peri-operative cardiac arrest: management and outcomes of patients analysed in the 7th National Audit Project of the Royal College of Anaesthetists
collaborators 2023, , Anaesthesia. https://doi.org/10.1111/anae.16157

Building Workforce Resilience at the Individual and Organizational Levels
Jones Wood, SC & Phillips, RA 2022, , NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, vol. 3, no. 8. https://doi.org/10.1056/CAT.22.0107

Health System Strategy to Safely Provide Surgical Care During the Covid-19 Pandemic
Kim, MP, Law, YY, Nguyen, DT, Jones, SL, Graviss, EA & Phillips, RA 2022, , NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, vol. 3, no. 2. https://doi.org/10.1056/CAT.21.0318

Comparison of LACE and HOSPITAL Readmission Risk Scores for CMS Target and Nontarget Conditions
Jones, SL, Cheon, O, Manzano, JGM, Park, AK, Lin, HY, Halm, JK, Baek, J, Graviss, EA, Nguyen, DT, Kash, BA & Phillips, RA 2021, , American Journal of Medical Quality, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 299-306. https://doi.org/10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000035, https://doi.org/10.1097/JMQ.0000000000000035

Development and Expression of a High-Reliability Organization
Phillips, RA, Schwartz, RL, Sostman, HD & Boom, ML 2021, , NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, vol. 2, no. 12. https://doi.org/10.1056/CAT.21.0314

Impact of mRNA vaccines in curtailing SARS-CoV-2 infection and disability leave utilisation among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Cross-sectional analysis from a tertiary healthcare system in the Greater Houston metropolitan area
Vahidy, FS, Pan, AP, Hagan, K, Bako, AT, Sostman, HD, Schwartz, RL, Phillips, R & Boom, ML 2021, , BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 10, e054332, pp. e054332. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054332, https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054332

Impact of mRNA vaccines in curtailing SARS-CoV-2 infection and disability leave utilisation among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Cross-sectional analysis from a tertiary healthcare system in the Greater Houston metropolitan area
Vahidy, FS, Pan, AP, Hagan, K, Bako, AT, Sostman, HD, Schwartz, RL, Phillips, R & Boom, ML 2021, , BMJ open, vol. 11, no. 10, e054332. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-054332

Assessing patient needs during natural disasters: Mixed methods analysis of portal messages sent during hurricane harvey
Baek, J, Simon-Friedt, B, Lopez, A, Kolman, JM, Nicolas, J, Jones, SL, Phillips, RA & Menser, T 2021, , Journal of medical Internet research, vol. 23, no. 9, e31264, pp. e31264. https://doi.org/10.2196/31264, https://doi.org/10.2196/31264

Assessing patient needs during natural disasters: Mixed methods analysis of portal messages sent during hurricane harvey
Baek, J, Simon-Friedt, B, Lopez, A, Kolman, JM, Nicolas, J, Jones, SL, Phillips, RA & Menser, T 2021, , Journal of medical Internet research, vol. 23, no. 9, e31264. https://doi.org/10.2196/31264

Disparities in COVID-19 hospitalizations and mortality among black and Hispanic patients: cross-sectional analysis from the greater Houston metropolitan area
Pan, AP, Khan, O, Meeks, JR, Boom, ML, Masud, FN, Andrieni, JD, Phillips, RA, Tiruneh, YM, Kash, BA & Vahidy, FS 2021, , BMC Public Health, vol. 21, no. 1, 1330, pp. 1330. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12889-021-11431-2

Another Nudge to Overcome the Treatment-Risk Paradox in Blood Pressure Management
Diamond, JA, Schussheim, AE & Phillips, RA 2021, , Journal of the American College of Cardiology, vol. 77, no. 16, pp. 1991-1993. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jacc.2021.03.230

Disparities in COVID-19 hospitalizations and mortality among Black and Hispanic patients: Cross-sectional analysis from the greater Houston metropolitan area
Pan, AP, Khan, O, Meeks, JR, Boom, ML, Masud, FN, Andrieni, JD, Phillips, RA, Tiruneh, YM, Kash, BA & Vahidy, FS 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.19.20177956

Racial and ethnic disparities in SARS-CoV-2 pandemic: analysis of a COVID-19 observational registry for a diverse US metropolitan population
Vahidy, FS, Nicolas, JC, Meeks, JR, Khan, O, Pan, A, Jones, SL, Masud, F, Sostman, HD, Phillips, R, Andrieni, JD, Kash, BA & Nasir, K 2020, , BMJ open, vol. 10, no. 8, e039849, pp. e039849. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-039849

Quality and Patient Safety in an Atypical Year
Phillips, RA & Nasir, K 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 188-191. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-16-3-188

Poet's Pen: Two "Plague" Poems
Young, JB & Phillips, RA 2020, , Methodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 252-253. https://doi.org/10.14797/mdcj-16-3-252

Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 infection among asymptomatic healthcare workers in greater Houston: A cross-sectional analysis of surveillance data from a large healthcare system
Vahidy, FS, Sostman, HD, Bernard, DW, Boom, ML, Drews, AL, Christensen, P, Finkelstein, J, Kash, BA, Phillips, RA & Schwartz, RL 2020, , Unknown Journal. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.05.21.20107581