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Robert L. Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH

Robert L. Phillips, Jr., grew up in a military family and graduated from the University of Missouri-Rolla with a major in Life Sciences and a minor in Chemistry. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida, and did residency training in family medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, Missouri. He remained in Columbia for a two-year research fellowship, during which he completed a Masters of Science in Public Health and did clinical practice in a Community Health Center in a federal housing authority. He has served on the American Medical Association's Council on Medical Education and as the President of the National Residency Matching Program. His research interests include physician-health system interactions and their effects on quality of care, geographic information systems, and collaborative care processes.

In 2000, Dr. Phillips became the Assistant Director of the Center for Policy Studies in Family Practice and Primary Care. He is also a faculty member in the Department of Family Medicine at Georgetown University and practices in Ballston, Virginia.