Robert Phillips currently practices part-time in a community-based residency program in Fairfax, Virginia and holds faculty appointments at Georgetown University, The George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University. He is also vice president for research and policy at the American Board of Family Medicine. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology and the University of Florida College of Medicine.
A nationally recognized leader on primary care policy and health care reform, Dr. Phillips was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science in 2010. A Fulbright Specialist to the Netherlands in 2012, he trained in family medicine at the University of Missouri, had a two-year fellowship in health services research and public health and served as director of the Robert Graham Center in Washington, D.C. from 2004-2012. In 2012, the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) chose Dr. Phillips for a new position, vice president for research and policy. He also served on the American Medical Association’s Council on Medical Education as president of the National Residency Matching Program and as vice chair of the U.S. Council on Graduate Medical Education.