William A. Phillips, MD, FAAP, FACS


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Orthopedic Surgery

Phone: 832-822-3100 (Main) | 281-282-1900 (Clear Lake)
Fax: 832-825-9019 (Main)

Contact Information

6701 Fannin Street
8th Floor
Houston, TX 77030
United States

Texas Children's Specialty Care Clear Lake
940 Clear Lake City Boulevard
Webster, TX 77598
United States

Attending Surgeon, Orthopedic Surgery, Texas Children's Hospital
Professor, Orthopedics and Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center fellowship Spinal Deformity Surgery 1984
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine residency Orthopaedic Surgery 1983
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine internship General Surgery 1979
University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine medical school Doctor of Medicine 1978


William A. Phillips, MD, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in pediatric orthopedics. He has special interest in complex spinal disorders such as scoliosis, kyphosis, spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis, as well as disorders for the cervical spine such as Klippel-Feil syndrome, Atlanto-axial instability and swan neck deformity. 

Dr. Phillips serves as a professor for the departments of Orthopedic Surgery and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine. He is also the Chief Emeritus of the section of Orthopedic Surgery and Scoliosis at Texas Children's Hospital.

He is a nationally recognized lecturer and has authored book chapters regarding spinal problems in children and other pediatric orthopedic topics.

Following undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, Dr. Phillips earned his medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his internship and a residency in orthopedic surgery at University of Chicago Hospital, followed by a fellowship in spinal disorders at Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Phillips' professional memberships include the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (Fellow), American Academy of Pediatrics (Fellow), American Orthopedic Association, Scoliosis Research Society (Fellow), Pediatric Orthopedic Society of North America, Cervical Spine Research Society, American Academy of Cerebral Palsy And Developmental Medicine, Orthopedic Research Society, Mid-America Orthopedic Association, American Medical Association, American College of Surgeons (Fellow), Texas Orthopedic Association, Texas Medical Association, Texas Pediatric Society, Houston Orthopedic Society and Harris County Medical Society.


Organization Name Role
Academic Orthopaedic Society Member
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Fellow, 1998 - Present
American Medical Association Fellow, 1989 - Present
Scoliosis Research Society Fellow

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