Professor, Director, Section of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, and Director, Division of Spine Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
Dr. Frank Phillips serves as Director of the Division of Spine Surgery and a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. He has been named one of the top 28 spine surgeons in the country by his peers in Orthopedics this Week and was voted among the top 10 to 15 percent of Top Doctors in America by U.S. News and World Report and Castle Connolly.
A visionary in the field of minimally invasive spine surgery, Dr. Frank Phillips was one of the first in Chicago to begin using these procedures in the 1990s. He specializes in minimally invasive cervical and lumbar reconstructive surgery. Dr. Phillips has participated in the development of and pioneered a number of minimally invasive spinal techniques that are now widely used. He is also a leader in motion preserving procedures and was a principle investigator in FDA trials on cervical disc replacement. Dr. Phillips delivers lectures to and teaches spine surgeons nationally and internationally.
Dr. Phillips is a leader in the field and is a founder, board member and past president of the Society of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. Dr. Phillips has participated in the development of and pioneered a number of minimally invasive spinal techniques that are now widely used. He regularly teaches and lectures to spine surgeons nationally and internationally on minimally invasive spinal surgery.
Before coming to Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush in 2003, Dr. Phillips served as the director of the Spine Center at The University of Chicago. Dr. Phillips is currently a Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Director of the Division of Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center. He has published and lectured extensively, received numerous research awards and grants and frequently directs spinal educational courses for other spine surgeons. Dr. Phillips was recently named one of the top 28 spine surgeons in the country by Orthopaedics this Week and is listed in Becker's Orthopaedic Spine and Pain Management as one of the nation's Top 100 spine surgeons and specialists.
A medical graduate from the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, Dr. Phillips completed his Orthopaedic residency at The University of Chicago Medical Center. In addition, he served a spine fellowship at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery.
Dr. Frank Phillips was voted among the top 10-15% of Top Doctors in America® by U.S.News & World Report and Castle Connolly. The Top Doctors list is widely regarded as a high-quality reference guide to the medical profession.
Spine Fellowship, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (Henry Bohlman, MD), 1994-1995
Orthopaedic Residency, The University of Chicago Medical Center, 1989-1994
Orthopaedic Research Fellowship, The University of Chicago Medical Center, 1988-1989
Senior House Officer Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1985-1987
Internship General Surgery/Internal Medicine, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1984
Medical School, University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, MBBCh 1978-1983
Director Spine Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
Co-Director Spine Fellowship, Rush University Medical Center
Head, Section of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Rush University Medical Center
Medical Director, Spine Center: The University of Chicago
Spine Fellowship Director, The University of Chicago
Associate Professor of Surgery, The University of Chicago
Assistant Professor of Surgery, The University of Chicago
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS
Permanent Illinois #036-084396
Permanent Ohio #66854
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (Certified 1997, Recertified 2007)
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
Orthopaedic Research Society
International Society for the Study of the Lumbar Spine
Cervical Spine Research Society
The Illinois Orthopaedic Society
Mid-America Orthopaedic Association
American Orthopaedic Association (AOA) – elected 2002
International Society for Advanced Spinal Surgery
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Adjunct Member, Joint Spine Section, AANS/CNS
AWARDS & HONORS
Charles Herndon Residency Research Award of Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation (1992)
American Orthopaedic Association - Zimmer Residents Travel Award Winner (1994)
Best Teacher Award, Section of Orthopaedics, The University of Chicago Medical Center (1998)
Outstanding poster Award: North American Spine Society, Annual Meeting, October 2000, New Orleans
Intradiscal electrothermal annuloplasty to treat discogenic low back pain: Preliminary results of a multi-center prospective cohort study.
Outstanding poster Award: North American Spine Society, Annual Meeting, October 2000, New Orleans
Early outcomes of the first 1471 consecutive kyphoplasty procedures in the United States for fixation of painful osteopenic vertebral body compression fractures.
Best Resident Paper: Annual AOA Conference, 2002
Adenovirus mediated transfer of Sox9 to human degenerative intervertebral disc chondrocytes. (as mentor)
Best Multispeciality Scientific paper. Society of laparoendoscopic surgeons, 14th International Congress, San Diego CA 2005
L5-S1 Laparoscopic Anterior Interbody Fusion
Best Research Paper: Spine Arthroplasty Society Annual Meeting. Berlin. 2007
Initial outcomes following PCM arthroplasty for the treatment of symptomatic cervical spondylosis: Results of a prospective, randomized, multi-center study.
Best Poster Award: Spine Arthroplasty Society 8th Annual Meeting, Miami. May, 2008
Lower Incidence of Dysphagia with Cervical Arthroplasty compared to ACDF in a Prospective Randomized Clinical Trial.
Best Paper: North American Spine Society Annual Meeting. Chicago, 2011
Preclinical study of human allogenic amniotic membrane as a barrier to epidural fibrosis in the early wound of a post laminectomy rat model.
Best Paper: North American Spine Society Annual Meeting. Chicago, 2011
Why don’t annular defects heal? Does interposed nucleus pulposus prevent healing? An in vivo study.
Whitecloud Best Paper Award Nominee: International Meeting on Advanced Spine Techniques (IMAST) 20th Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada. July 2013 Phillips FM, Gilder K, Howell KM, Geisler FH, Chaput C, Reah CJ, DeVine JG, McAfee PC. A Prospective, Randomized Clinical Investigation of the PCM Cervical Disc: Five year results from the US IDE study.
Best Paper; Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Annual Meeting. Las Vegas November 2013
Singh K, Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Pelton MA, Andersson G, Phillips FM. A perioperative cost analysis comparing single-level minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion.
Selected to Best Doctors in America 2003-2015
Selected Castle Connolly 2003-2015 Chicago Metro Area Top Doctors
Orthopaedics This week: Top 28 Spine Surgeons in the United States (selected by spine surgeon peers) 2012; 2013
PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS
Cohen I, Mitchell D, Seider R, Kahn A, Phillips FM. The effects of water deficit on body temperature during rugby. S Afr Med J, 60:11-14, 1981
Phillips FM, Pottenger LA: Acute septic arthritis in chronic osteonecrosis of the hip. J Rheumatol, 15:1713-1716, 1988
Phillips FM, Pottenger LA: In vitro reconstitution of the cartilage matrix granule network. Anat. Rec, 225:26-34, 1989
Phillips FM, Pottenger LA, Hay RV: In situ cross-linking of cartilage proteoglycans. J Orthop Res, 8:189-198, 1990
Pottenger LA, Phillips FM, Draganich LF: The effect of marginal osteophytes on reduction of varus-valgus instability of osteoarthritic knees. Arthritis and Rheum 33:853-858, 1990
Kahn A, Pottenger LA, Phillips FM, Viola, BA: Evidence for proteoglycan-proteoglycan interactions within cartilage aggregates. J Orthop Res, 9:777-787, 1991
Phillips FM, Pottenger LA, Finn HA, VanderMolen, J: Cementless total hip arthroplasty in patients with steroid-induced avascular necrosis of the hip. A 62 month follow-up study. Clin Orthop Rel Res, 303:147-154, 1994
Posever J, Phillips FM, Pottenger LA: Effects of bFGF, TGF-ß, IGF-I, and insulin on osteoarthritic human articular cartilage explants. J Orthop Res 13:832-837, 1995
Pokharna HK, Phillips FM: Changes in pyridinoline and pentosidine in human lumbar intervertebral discs with aging. Arth Rheum 39:1460, 1996
Phillips FM, Carlson G, Emery SE, Bohlman HH: Anterior cervical pseudarthrosis: Natural history and treatment. Spine 22:1585-1589, 1997
Wetzel FT, Phillips FM, Bernard TN, Aprill CN, LaRocca SH: Extradural sensory rhizotomy in the management of chronic lumbar radiculopathy: A minimum two year follow-up study. Spine 22(19): 2283-2292, 1997
Pokharna HK, Phillips FM: Collagen crosslinks in human lumbar intervertebral disc aging. Spine 23(15): 1654-1658, 1998
Wetzel FT, Tansey LP, Phillips FM, Sinclair DM: A critical appraisal of pain associated with iatrogenic adult spinal deformity and treatment by spinal cord stimulation. Neuromodulation, 2(1): 15-22, 1999
Phillips FM: Current surgical management of metastatic spinal disease. Oncology 14(7):1029-1030, 2000
Wetzel FT, Phillips FM: Management of Metastatic Disease of the Spine. Orthop. Clin. N. America 31(4):32-43, 2000
Phillips FM, Carlson G, Bohlman HH, Hughes S: The results of surgery for spinal stenosis adjacent to a previous lumbar fusion. J Spinal Disorder’s 13(5):432-437,
Wetzel FT, Andersson GB, Lee C, Yuan H, Rashbaum R, Peloza J, Phillips FM. Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET) to treat discogenic low back pain: Preliminary results of a multi-center prospective trial. Pain Med 1(2);201-202, 2000
Wetzel F, McCracken L, Robbins RA, Lahey DM, Carnegie M, Phillips FM: Temporal stability of the MMPI in patients undergoing lumbar fusion: A poor predictor of surgical outcome. American J Orthopaedic Surgery 30(6):469-474, 2001
Phillips FM, Paul R, Lieberman I: Kyphoplasty for the treatment of osteoporotic and osteolytic vertebral compression fractures. Adv Osteopor Fracture Management 1(1):7-11, 2001
Phillips FM, Cunningham B. Inter-transverse lumbar interbody fusion (ILIF). A new technique. Spine, 27(2):37-41, 2002
Phillips FM, Ho E, McNally T, Wetzel FT, Gupta P. Early clinical and radiographic results of kyphoplasty for the treatment of osteopenic vertebral compression fractures. Spine 1;28(19):2260-5, 2003
Cheng H, Jiang W, Phillips FM, Haydon RC, Peng Y, Zhou L, Luu HH, An N, Breyer B, Vanichakarn P, Szatkowski JP, Park JY, He TC. Osteogenic Activity of the 14 Types of Human Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs). J Bone and Joint Surg 85(8): 1544-1552, 2003
Patwardhan A, Caradang G, Ghanayem A, Voronov L, Cunningham B, Phillips FM. Compressive preload improves the stability of the anterior lumbar interbody fusion cage construct. J Bone Joint Surg 85(9): 17491756, 2003
Sun M, Cheng H, Phillips FM, Peng Y, Kang Q, Haydon R, He TC Bone morphogenic proteins and bone regeneration: From biology to clinical applications. Adv Osteopor Fracture Management 2(3);70-78, 2003.
Vaccaro A, Patel T, McCulloch JA, Truumees E, Fischgrund J, Herkowitz H, Hilibrand A, Phillips FM, Albert T. A pilot safety and efficacy study of OP-1 (rhBMP-7) with iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar fusions for degenerative spondylolisthesis. Eur Spine J 12(5):495-500, 2003
Phillips FM. Noninstrumented posterolateral fusion for patients with spinal stenosis and degenerative spondylolisthesis. Spine. 29(2): 170-2, 2004.
Groen RJ, Du Toit DF, Phillips FM, Hoogland PV, Kuizenga K, Coppes MH, Muller CJ, Grobbelaar M, Mattyssen J. Anatomic and pathologic considerations in percutaneous vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty: A reappraisal of the vertebral venous system. Spine. 1;29(13):1465-1471, 2004
Phillips FM, Cunningham B, Caradang G, Voronov L, Ghanayem A, Havey RM, Patwardhan AG. Effect of supplemental translaminar facet screw fixation on the stability of stand-alone ALIF cages under physiologic compressive loads. Spine. 29(16):1731-1736, 2004
Yuan H, Brown C, Phillips FM. Osteoporotic Spinal Deformity: A Biomechanical Rationale for the Clinical Consequences and Treatment of Vertebral Body Compression Fractures. JSpinal Disorders 17(3):236-242, 2004
Phillips FM, Ho E, Cunningham BW. Radiographic criteria for placement of translaminar facet screws. TheSpine Journal 4(4);465-467, 2004
Vaccaro A, Patel T, Fischgrund J, Anderson DG, Truumees E, Herkowitz HN, Phillips FM, Hilibrand A, Albert T, Wetzel T, McCulloch JA. A pilot study evaluating the safety and efficacy
of OP-1 putty (rhBMP-7) as a replacement for iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar fusions for degenerative spondylolisthesis. Spine. 29(17):1885-1892, 2004
Lieberman IH, Phillips FM, Togawa D, Modic M, Masaryk T, Obuchowski N, Slipman CW. Vertebral augmentation and the limits of interpreting complications reported in the food and drug administration manufacturer and user facility device experience database. J Vasc Interv Radiol. 15(11):1193-6, 2004
Vaccaro AR, Patel T, Fischgrund J, Anderson DG, Truumees E, Herkowitz H, Phillips F, Hilibrand A, Albert TJ. A 2-year follow-up pilot study evaluating the safety and efficacy of OP-1 putty (rhBMP-7) as an adjunct to iliac crest autograft in posterolateral lumbar fusions. Eur Spine J. 26, 2005.
Gaitanis IN, Voronov LI, Ghanayem AJ, Carandang G, Magovern B, Havey RM, Zindrick MR, Phillips, FM, Hadjipavlou AG, Patwardhan AG. Effect of balloon (bone tamp) inflation on restoring geometric and loading alignment in thoracic vertebral compression fractures. Accepted Eur Spine J, 2003.
Gaitanis IN, Carandang G, Phillips, FM, Voronov LI, Ghanayem AJ, Magovern B, Havey RM, Zindrick MR, Hadjipavlou AG, Patwardhan AG. Restoring geometric and loading alignment of thoracic spine with vertebral compression fracture. Effects of balloon tamp inflation and spinal extension. Spine J. 5(1):45-54; 2005.
Phillips FM, Garfin S. Cervical disc replacement. Spine. 30(17S):S27-33, 2005
Phillips FM, Bolt PM, He TC, Haydon R. Gene therapy for spine fusion. Spine J. 5(6):S250-8, 2005.
Singh K, Strom J, Manning D, Campbell-Hupp M, Wetzel FT, Gupta P, Phillips FM. A prospective, randomized, double-blind study evaluating the efficacy of postoperative continuous local anesthetic infusion at the iliac crest bone graft site after spinal arthrodesis. Spine. 30(22):2477-83, 2005.
Zhang Y, Li Z, He T-C, Thonar E, An HS, Pietryla, D, Phillips, FM. Transduced bovine articular chondrocytes affect the metabolism of cocultured nucleus pulposus cells in vitro: implications for chondrocyte transplantation into the intervertebral disc. Spine 30(23):2601-7, 2005.
Singh K, Heller JG, Samartzis D, Price S, An HS, Yoon ST, Rhee J, Ledlie J, Phillips FM. Open cement augmentation combined with lumbar decompression for the operative management of thoracolumbar stenosis secondary to osteoporotic burst fractures. J Spinal Disord Tech. 18(5):413-419 ,2005
Vaccaro A, Anderson DG, Patel T, Fischgrund J, Truumees E, Herkowitz HN, Phillips FM, Hilibrand A, Albert T, Wetzel T, McCulloch JA. Comparison of OP-1 Putty (rhBMP-7) to iliac crest autograft for posterolateral lumbar arthrodesis: a minimum 2-year follow-up pilot study. Spine. 15;30(24):2709-16, 2005.
Hughes SS, Pringle T, Phillips FM,Emery S. Settling of Fibula Strut Grafts Following Multilevel Anterior Cervical Corpectomy: A Radiographic Evaluation. Spine. 31(17):1911-1915, 2006.
Phillips FM, Sulpizio BS, Mohr K, Turner S, MacLeay J, Toth CA, Wheeler D. In vivo BMP- 7 enhancement of osteoporotic vertebral bodies in an ovine model. Spine J. 6(5):500-6. 2006
Manson NA, Phillips FM. Minimally invasive techniques for the treatment of osteoporotic vertebral fractures. J Bone Joint Surg. Am. 88(8):1862-72. 2006
Zhang Y, An HS, Thonar E, Pietryla, D, Chubinskaya S, He T-C, Phillips, FM. Comparative Effects of Adenovirus Expressing Bone Morphogenetic Proteins and Sox9 on Extracellular Matrix Metabolism of Bovine Nucleus Pulposus Cells. Spine 31(19):2173-2179, 2006.
Phillips FM, Voronov, L, Gaitanis, I, Carandang, G, Havey, R, Patwardhan, A G. Biomechanics of posterior dynamic stabilizing device (DIAM) after facetectomy and discectomy. Spine J. 6(6):714-22, 2006
DuBois CM, Bolt PM, Todd AG Gupta P, Wetzel FT, Phillips FM. Static versus dynamic plating for multilevel anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Spine J. 7:188-193, 2007
Zhang Y, Anderson DG, Phillips FM, Thonar EJ, He TC, Pietryla D, An HS. Comparative effects of Bone Morphogenetic Proteins and Sox9 overexpression on matrix accumulation by bovine anulus fibrosus cells - Implications for anular repair. Spine 32(23): 2515-2520, 2007
Singh K, Campbell-Hupp M, Kuo E, Phillips FM. A prospective, randomized, double-blind study study of the efficacy of postoperative continuous local anesthetic infusion at the iliac crest bone graft site after posteriorspinal arthrodesis: A minimum of four-year follow-up. Spine. 1;32(25):2790-6; 2007
Phillips FM, Tzermiadianos MN, Voronov LI, Havey RM, Caradang G, Renner SM, Rossler DM, Ochoa J, Patwardhan AG. Effect of the Total Facet Arthroplasty System after complete laminectomy-facetectomy on the biomechanics of implanted and adjacent segments. Spine J. 9(1):96-102, 2009.
Zhang Y, Phillips FM, Thonar EJ, Oegema T, An HS, Roman-Blas JA, He TC, Anderson DG,. Cell therapy using articular chondrocytes overexpressing BMP-7 or BMP-10 in a rabbit disc organ culture model. Spine 33(8):831-838; 2008
Kwon BK, Mann C, Sohn HM, Hilibrand AS, Phillips FM, Wang JC, Fehlings MG. Hypothermia for spinal cord injury. Spine J. 2008
Li X, An HS, Ellman M, Phillips FM, Thonar EJ, Park D, Udayakumar RK, Im HJ. The catabolic and anti-anabolic action of Basic Fibroblast Growth Factor on the intervertebral disc. Arthritis Res Ther. 10(2), 2008
Li X, Phillips FM, An HS, Ellman M, Thonar E, Wu W, Park D, Im HJ. The action of resveratrol, a Phytoestrogen found in grapes, on the intervertebral disc. Spine 13(24): 2586-2595, 2008
Phillips FM, Allen RT, Regan JJ, Albert TA, Capuccino A, Devine JG, Ahrens JE, Hipp JA, McAfee PC. Cervical Disc Replacement in Patients with and without Previous Adjacent Level Fusion Surgery: A Prospective Study. Spine 15;34(6):556-65, 2009.
Rihn JA, Berven S, Phillips FM, Currier BL, et al. Defining value in spine care. Am J Med Qual. 24(6):4-14, 2009
Allen RT, Rihn JA, Glassman SD, Currier B, Albert TJ, Phillips FM. An evidence-based approach to spine care. Am J Med Qual. 24(6):15-24, 2009
Smith HE, Rihn JA, Brodke DS, Guyer R, Coric D, Lonner B, Shelokov AP, Currier BL, Riley L, Phillips FM, Albert TA. Spine Care: Evaluation of the efficacy and cost of emerging technology. Am J Med Qual. 24(6):25-32, 2009
Phillips FM, Tzermiadianos MN, Voronov LI, Havey RM, Carandang G, Dooris A, Patwardhan AG. Effect of two-level total disc replacement on cervical spine kinematics. Spine 15:34(22):794-9, 2009.
McAfee PC, Cappucino A, Cunningham BW, DeVine JG, Phillips FM, Regan JJ, Albert TJ, Ahrens JE. Lower incidence of dysphagia with cervical arthroplasty compared with ACDF in a prospective randomized clinical trial. J Spinal Disord Tech 23:1–8, 2010
Park DK, Lee MJ, Lin EL, Singh K, An HS, Phillips FM. The Relationship of Intrapsoas Nerves During a Transpsoas Approach to the Lumbar Spine: Anatomic Study. J Spinal Disord Tech. 23(4):223-8, 2010.
Pelinkovic D, Udayakumar RK, Phillips FM. Balloon-assisted fracture reduction in high energy burst fractures. Seminars in Spine Surgery 22(2): 67-72, 2010
Park DK, Lin EL, Phillips FM. Index and adjacent level kinematics after cervical disc replacement and anterior fusion; In vivo radiographic analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 20;36(9):721-30, 2011.
Singh K, Dumonski M, Stanley T, Ponnappan R, Phillips FM. Repeat use of rhBMP-2 for second level lumbar arthodesis. Spine 36(3):192-196, 2011
Lee M, Dumonski M, Phillips F, Voronov L, Renner S, Carandang G, Havey R, Patwardhan A. disc replacement adjacent to cervical fusion: A biomechanical comparison of hybrid construct vs two-level fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 1;36(23):1932-9, 2011
McAfee PC, Phillips FM, Andersson G, Buvenenadran A, Kim CW, Lauryssen C, Isaacs RE, Youssef JA, Brodke DS, Cappuccino A, Akbarnia BA, Mundis GM, Smith WD, Uribe JS, Garfin S, Allen RT, Rodgers WB, Pimenta L, Taylor W. Minimally invasive spine surgery. Spine 15;35: S271-3, 2010
Isaacs RE, Hyde J, Goodrich JA, Rodgers WB, Phillips FM. A prospective, nonrandomized, multicenter evaluation of extreme lateral interbody fusion for the treatment of adult degenerative scoliosis: perioperative outcomes and complications. Spine 15;35:S322-30, 2010
Kim CW, Siemionow K, Anderson DG, Phillips FM. The current state of minimally invasive spine surgery. J Bone Joint Surg Am 93(6):582-96, 2011
McAfee PC, Garfin SR, Rodgers WB, Allen RT, Phillips FM, Kim C. An attempt at clinically defining and assessing minimally invasive surgery compared with traditional open spinal surgery. SAS Journal 5;125-130 2011
Papanastassiou ID, Phillips FM, Van Meirhaeghe J, Berenson JR, Andersson GB, Chung G, Small BJ, Aghayev K, Vrionis FD. Comparing the effects of kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, and nonsurgical management in a meta-analysis of nonrandomized controlled studies. Eur Spine J. 21(9):1826-43
Pelton MA, Phillips FM, Singh K. A Comparison of Peri-operative Costs and Outcomes in Patients With and Without Workers' Compensation Claims Treated with MIS or Open TLIF. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 37(22):1914-9
Singh K, Phillips FM, Park DK, Pelton MA, An HS, Goldberg EJ. Factors affecting reoperations after anterior cervical discectomy and fusion within and outside of a Federal Drug Administration investigational device exemption cervical disc replacement trial. Spine J. 12(5):372-8 2012
Badlani N, Boden S, Phillips F. Orthopaedic specialty hospitals; Centers of excellence or greed machines? Orthopedics. 35(3):420-5
Kornblum MB, Turner AW, Cornwall GB, Zatushevsky MA, Phillips FM. Biomechanical evaluation of stand-alone lumbar polyether-ether-ketone interbody cage with integrated screws. Spine J. 13: 77-84 2013
Phillips FM, Slosar PJ, Youssef JA, Andersson G. Lumbar spine fusion for chronic low back pain due to degenerative disc disease: A Systematic Review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 38(7):E409-22 2013
Lee J, Whang PG, Lee JY, Phillips FM, Patel AA. Lumbar spinal stenosis. AAOS.Instr Course Lect. 62:383-96. 2013
Badlani N, Foran JR, Phillips FM, Pelton M, Singh K, Garfin SR, Allen RT. Patient perceptions of physician reimbursement for spine surgery. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 38(15):1288-1293
Phillips FM, Lee JY, Geisler FH, Cappuccino A, Chaput CD, Devine JG, Reah C, Gilder KM, Howell KM, McAfee PC. A Prospective, randomized, controlled clinical investigation comparing PCM cervical disc arthroplasty to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion: Two-year results from the US IDE clinical trial. Spine. 38(15):E907-E918, 2013
Rihn JA, Currier BL, Phillips FM, Glassman SD, Albert TJ. Defining the value of spine care. J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 21(7):419-26 2013
Phillips FM, Isaacs RE, Rodgers WB, Khajavi K, Tomeh AG, Deviren V, Peterson MD, Hyde J, Kurd M. Adult Degenerative Scoliosis Treated with XLIF: Clinical and Radiographic Results of a Prospective Multi-center Study with 24-Month Follow-Up. Spine 38(21):1853-61 2013
Singh K, Nandyala SV, Marquez-Lara A, Fineberg SJ, Oglesby M, Pelton MA, Andersson GB, Isayeva D, Jegier BJ, Phillips FM A perioperative cost analysis comparing single-level minimally invasive and open transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. Spine J 14(8):1694-701 2014
Phillips FM, Geisler FH, Gilder KM, Reah C, Howell KM, McAfee PC. Long-Term Outcomes of the US FDA IDE Prospective, Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial Comparing PCM® Cervical Disc Arthroplasty to Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion. Spine 40(10):674-683 2015
Tabaraee E, Ahn J, Bohl DD, Phillips FM, Singh K: Quantification of Multifidus Atrophy and Fatty Infiltration Following a Minimally Invasive Microdiscectomy. Int J Spine Surg 9(25) 2015.
Phillips FM, Cheng I, Rampersaud YR, Akbarnia BA, Pimenta L, Rodgers WB, Uribe JS, Khanna N, Smith WD, Youssef JA, Sulaiman W, Tohmeh A, Cannestra A, Wohns R, Okonkwo DO, Acosta F, Rodgers EJ, Andersson G. Breaking through the glass ceiling of minimally invasive spine surgery (Phila Pa 1976). Suppl 8:S39-43 2016
Goldstein CL, Phillips FM, Rampersaud YR. Comparative effectiveness and economic evaluations of open versus minimally invasive posterior or transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion. A systematic review. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 8:S74-8. 2016.
Voronov LI, Siemionow KB, Havey RM, Carradang, G, Phillips FM, Patwardhan, AG. Bilateral posterior cervical cages provide biomechanical stability: assessment of stand-alone and supplemental fixation for anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Med Devices. 13;9:223-30 2016
Virk S, Phillips FM, Khan S. Reimbursement and charges related to a 90-day episode of care for a one- or two-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 17;98(16):1378-84. 2016
Jain N, Virk SS, Phillips FM, Yu E, Khan SN. A 90-day Bundled Payment for Primary Single-level Lumbar Discectomy/Decompression: What Does "Big Data" Say? Clin Spine Surg. Clin Spine Surg. 31(3):120-126 2018
Louie PK, Narain AS, Hijji FY, Yacob A, Yom KH, Phillips FM, Singh K. Radiographic Analysis of Psoas Morphology and its Association with Neurovascular Structures at L4-5 with Reference to Lateral Approaches. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 15;42(24):1386-1392 2017
Virk SS, Phillips FM, Khan SN. Patterns of healthcare resource utilization prior to anterior cervical decompression and fusion in patients with radiculopathy. Int J Spine Surg. 11(4):201-207 2017.
Virk SS, Diwan A, Phillips FM, Sandhu H, Khan SN. What is the Rate of Revision Discectomies After Primary Discectomy on a National Scale? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 475(11):2752-2762 2017
Saifi C, Cazzulino A, Park C, Laratta JL, Louie P, Shillingford JS, Lehman RA, An HS, Phillips FM. National Trends for Primary and Revision Lumbar Disc Arthroplasty Throughout the United States. Global Spine Journal. Accepted July 2017. In Press.
Saifi C, Lombardi JM, Phillips FM. Transpsoas Lateral LIF for Degenerative Spine and Adult Deformity: Surgical Technique and the Evidence. Seminars in Spine Surgery. In Press
Saifi C, Fein A, Cazzulino A, Lehman Jr. RA, Phillips FM, An HS, Riew KD. Trends in Resource Utilization and Rate of Cervical Disc Arthroplasty and Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion throughout the United States from 2006 to 2013. Spine J. Nov 2017 [Epub ahead of print]
Jain N, Phillips FM, Shimer AL, Khan SN. Surgeon Reimbursement Relative to Hospital Payments for Spinal Fusion: Trends from 10-year Medicare Analysis. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 43(10):72-31 2018
Virk SS, Phillips FM, Khan SN. The Influence of Geography, Time, and Payer Type on the Utilization of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (BMP) Between 2005 and 2015. Clin Spine Surg. 31(4):174-79. 2018
Jain N, Phillips FM, Khan SN. Ninety-Day Reimbursements for Primary Single-Level Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion From Commercial and Medicare Data. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 43(3):193-200. 2018
Virk SS, Phillips FM, Khan SF. Bundled payment reimbursement for anterior and posterior approaches for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: An analysis of private payer and Medicare databases. J Neurosurg Spine. 28(3):244-251 2018
Jain N, Phillips FM, Khan SN. Distribution and determinants of 90-day payments for multi-level posterior lumbar fusion: A Medicare analysis. Clin Spine Surg. 31(3):E197-E203 2018
Virk SS, Phillips FM, Khan SN. Factors affecting utilization of steroid injections in the treatment of lumbosacral degenerative conditions in the United States. Int J Spine Surg. Accepted, March 2017.
Virk SS, Phillips FM, Samora WP, Khan SN. The use of MRI and plain radiographs among adolescents with back pain and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. Int J Spine Surg. Accepted, May 2017.
Virk SS, Phillips FM, Khan SF. Bundled payment reimbursement for anterior and posterior approaches for cervical spondylotic myelopathy: An analysis of private payer and Medicare databases. J Neurosurg Spine. 28(3):244-251. 2018
Jain N, Phillips FM, Weaver T, Khan SN. Pre-operative Chronic Opioid Therapy: A Risk Factor for Complications, Readmission, Continued Opioid Use and Increased Costs After One- and Two-Level Posterior Lumbar Fusion. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018. [Epub ahead of print]
Sivaganesan A, Hirsch B, Phillips FM, McGirt MJ. Spine Surgery in the Ambulatory Surgery Center Setting: Value-Based Advancement or Safety Liability? Neurosurgery. 2018. [Epub ahead of print]
Jain N, Himed K, Toth JM, Briley KC, Phillips FM, Khan SN. Opioids delay healing of spinal fusion: A rabbit posterolateral lumbar fusion model. Spine J. Accepted, April 2018.
Louie PK, Varthi AG, Narain AS, Lei V, Bohl DD, Shifflett GD, Phillips FM. Stand-alone Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion for the treatment of symptomatic Adjacent Segment Degeneration following Previous Lumbar Fusion. The Spine Journal. 2018 Apr; Epub ahead of print
Virk SS, Phillips FM, Moffatt-Bruce S, Khan SN. What factors influence reimbursement for 1-2 level anterior discectomy and fusion (ACDF) procedures? Spine. Accepted, June 2018