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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

Related Stories

DocTalk with Dr. Phillips: Ear Tubes

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Patient Comments

Patient Comments are gathered from the Press Ganey Patient Experience Survey and displayed in full. Patients are not identified in order to respect patient privacy.
Felt as though the provider brushed the issue under the rug.
May 4, 2024
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I can't emphasize enough how wonderful of a provider Dr. Phillips is. His bedside manner is equally as appreciated as his medical expertise.
February 5, 2024
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Dr. Phillips was probably one of the most caring doctors I have ever met. He allowed plenty of time for questions. He was honest about the situation, yet provided comforting information as well. He appeared as though he truly cared in spite of the fact that he had just met us.
November 5, 2023
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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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