Robert L. Phillips Jr.

Robert L Phillips Jr., MD, directs the Center for Professionalism and Value in Health Care, which aims to create space in which patients, health professionals, payers, and policymakers can work to renegotiate the social contract. Dr. Phillips is also responsible for overseeing the American Board of Family Medicine’s (ABFM) research and related collaborations, as well as the policy relationships related to family medicine and primary care. Prior to being named executive director of the center in 2018, Dr. Phillips was the ABFM vice president for research and policy. From 2004 until 2012, Dr. Phillips was the director of the Robert Graham Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Phillips was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2010 and has served the National Academies in several capacities since. In 2012, the health policy research fellowship cosponsored by the Robert Graham Center and Georgetown University was renamed the Robert L. Phillips, Jr. Health Policy Fellowship. He was named to the University of Florida College of Medicine Hall of Fame in 2016. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology. After graduation from the University of Florida College of Medicine with honors for special distinction, he completed training in family medicine at the University of Missouri in 1998, followed by a two-year fellowship in health services research and public health. Dr. Phillips is active in Scouting, including a term as Scoutmaster, and helped organize a community effort to reduce teen suicide risk in Fairfax, Virginia.

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