Melissa Phillips, MD, FACS

Melissa Phillips, MD, FACS, is a Professor at University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Knoxville. She earned her M.D. from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed her residency in general surgery at the University of Virginia Health System followed by fellowship at University Hospitals, Case Medical Center in Cleveland in minimally invasive surgery and surgical endoscopy. With regards to her clinical practice, Dr. Phillips’s surgical focus includes minimally invasive techniques, robotic surgery, hernia repair, and general surgery. She is active in national surgical societies including the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Phillips has been awarded the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the James Ernest Kindred Award, and the Faculty Teaching Award by the University of Tennessee. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time kayaking, water skiing, and tubing, and she has been a certified scuba diver since 2000. With her two young daughters, she has backpacked across Europe, camped in the Appalachians, and hiked glaciers in Alaska.