Congenital heart disease including adult congenital heart disease and "hybrid" approaches to congenital heart disease; heart transplantation and mechanical circulatory support
Alistair B. M. Phillips, MD, FACC, FACS, is an attending surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Phillips received his undergraduate degree from The Johns Hopkins University and his medical degree from The College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University.
After completing general and cardiothoracic surgery, as well as two years of research generally focused on cardiac physiology at New York Presbyterian – Cornell Medical Center, Dr. Phillips went onto New York Presbyterian – Columbia Medical Center were he completed fellowships in pacemakers/ defibrillators and pediatric cardiac surgery.
Dr. Phillips is board-certified in both surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests are in congenital heart disease, including adult congenital heart disease, heart and lung transplantation, and electrophysiology. He is also interested in developing novel approaches to treating congenital heart disease mainly through a hybrid approach.
Dr. Phillips is actively involved in research with particular interests in inflammation and post-operative arrhythmias, understanding right ventricular morphology and the relationship of the cardiopulmonary systems. Dr. Phiillips has spent the last couple years developing a translational research team with emphasis on improve the quality of care for our patients and improving long-term outcomes.
Dr. Phillips major achievements over the past 5 years are developing the adult congenital surgical program in Columbus, including an aortic aneurysm program. He started the ventricular assist device program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, as well as a pediatric thoracic program. Dr. Phillips is currently the Surgical Director of Heart Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support, and Surgical Director of Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Cincinnati Children’s.
Education and Training
MD: College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University, New York, NY, 1994
Residency: Surgical Intern, Department of Surgery, The New York Hospital, New York, NY, July 1994 - June 1995.
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Monreal G, Youtz DJ, Phillips AB, Eyman ME, Gorr MW, Velten C, Lucchesi PA, Wold LE, Gerhardt MA. Right ventricular remodeling in restrictive ventricular septal defect. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2010 Oct;49: 699-706.
Olshove VF, Preston T, Gomez D, Phillips A, Galantowicz M. Perfusion techniques toward bloodless pediatric open heart surgery. J Extra Corpor Technol. 2010 Jun;42(2):122-7.
Holzer R, Marshall A, Kreutzer J, Hirsch R, Chisolm J, Hill S, Galantowicz M, Phillips A, Cheatham J, Bergerson L. Hybrid procedures: adverse events and procedural characteristics -- results of a multi-institutional registry. Congenit Heart Dis. 2010 May-Jun;5(3):233-42.
Stoica SC, Philips AB, Egan M, Rodeman R, Chisolm J, Hill S, Cheatham JP, Galantowicz ME. The retrograde aortic arch in the hybrid approach to hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Ann Thorac Surg. 2009 Dec;88(6):1939-46; discussion 1946-7.
Holzer RJ, Sisk M, Chisolm JL, Hill SL, Olshove V, Phillips A, Cheatham JP, Galantowicz M. Completion angiography after cardiac surgery for congenital heart disease: complementing the intraoperative imaging modalities. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Nov;30(8):1075-82.
Phillips AB, Green J, Bergdall V, Yu J, Monreal G, Gerhardt M, Cheatham JP, Galantowicz M, Holzer RJ. Teaching the "hybrid approach": a novel swine model of muscular ventricular septal defect. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Feb;30(2):114-8.
Holzer RJ, Green J, Bergdall V, Chisolm JL, Hill SL, Galantowicz M, Cheatham JP, Phillips A. An animal model for hybrid stage I palliation of hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Pediatr Cardiol. 2009 Oct;30(7):922-7.
Monreal G, Nicholson LM, Han B, Joshi MS, Phillips AB, Wold LE, Bauer JA, Gerhardt MA. Cytoskeletal remodeling of desmin is a more accurate measure of cardiac dysfunction than fibrosis or myocyte hypertrophy. Life Sci. 2008 Dec 5;83(23-24):786-94.
Galantowicz M, Cheatham JP, Phillips A, Cua CL, Hoffman TM, Hill SL, Rodeman R. Hybrid approach for hypoplastic left heart syndrome: intermediate results after the learning curve. Ann Thorac Surg. 2008 Jun;85(6):2063-70.
Phillips AB, Ko W. Effects of ischemic preconditioning and adenosine pretreatment on myocardial function and energetics in a clinically relevant model. Life Sci. 2007 Oct 13;81(17-18):1355-61.
Development and study of novel epicardial pacing lead. Principal Investigator. Medtronic. Dec 2010 - Aug 2011.