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James D. Phillips MD, BS

Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology, Co-Director Vascular Anomalies Team, Assitant Professor in Plastic Surgery, and Co-Director Cleft Lip and Palate Team

About James D. Phillips

Dr. Jim Phillips is Assistant Professor in Otolaryngology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. Here he answers questions about why some children need ear tubes and how they help with some ear conditions.

Areas of Expertise

  • ENT Ear, Nose, Throat (Otolaryngology)
  • Hemangiomas
  • Otolaryngology
  • Pediatric Cleft Lip and Palate
  • Pediatric Ear, Nose, and Throat Conditions
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • Pediatric Otolaryngology
  • Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vascular Anomalies and Malformations

Conditions and Treatments


  • Residency - University of Alabama at Birmingham Health System, 2014
  • Fellowship - University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, 2016
  • Bachelor of Science - Vanderbilt University
  • Doctor of Medicine - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Otolaryngology - American Board of Otolaryngology, 2015

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Patient Comments

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Not bad
August 21, 2023
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Dr. Phillips is great - very attentive and thoughtful
July 16, 2023
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Dr. Philips is one of the best physicians we've ever had! He is incredible! I trust him and his knowledge completely, and his bedside manner is unmatched!
May 8, 2023
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Very good
February 19, 2023
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Once we saw the doctor, he answered questions I didn't know I'd had. He was kind, personable, talked about the future. We've seen an ENT for years for my son who basically knows our whole family by this point, and this doctor gave me answers and guidance I didn't even know I needed. I wish this kind of healthcare were accessible to everyone.
February 7, 2023
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*Dr. Phillips was patient covered everything such that we could understand it & answered all our questions. He did not rush. Also offered his direct email for follow up questions which was nice.
January 26, 2023
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