Dr. Phillips is Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the PM&R Service at the Boston VA Health System and is Founder and Director of The Institute of Lifestyle Medicine (ILM) at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Additionally, Phillips is a Fellow of American College of Sports Medicine (FACSM) and serves on the executive council that developed and leads the Exercise is Medicine™ global initiative. He is co-author of ACSM’s Exercise is Medicine™, The Clinician’s Guide to the Exercise Prescription and is chair of the Exercise is Medicine Education Committee. He serves on the Advisory Board of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and on the Health Sector of the United States National Physical Activity Plan.
He is Adjunct Scientist at the Jean Mayer- United States Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory where he works as study physician and investigator on several studies that address the areas of exercise physiology, resistance training in the elderly, body composition, and nutrition. He is site-PI for the Health Resource Service Administration Preventive Medicine Training Grant educating Yale Preventive Medicine residents in Lifestyle Medicine. Phillips has published over 65 scientific publications.
His medical school, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award for his accomplishments in Lifestyle Medicine. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has recognized both Dr. Phillips and the ILM with its Community Leadership Award. He appears on national media including Good Morning America, ESPN radio, Huffington Post, Slate, and in Time Magazine.