Dr. Blake Phillips’ education and interest in neurologic science began at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. After graduating with a degree in Biochemistry, he began research in St. Judes’ neurodevelopmental biology lab. Dr. Phillips then received his medical degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, after which he completed an internship in general surgery. It is at the University of Arkansas where he continued his neurosurgical training gaining expertise in cranial and spine surgery.
Dr. Phillips utilizes some of the most advanced technology available to help treat complex cranial and spine disorders including intraoperative computer navigation and robotics. His techniques have been associated with lower complication rates, fewer revision operations for malpositioned hardware and overall improved patient satisfaction. In addition, Dr. Phillips has a keen interest in minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) and spine deformity correction and has a particular passion for spinal revision surgeries for patients that have failed previous intervention.
He continues to be active in medical education with a number of peer reviewed publications, posters, and conference speaking engagements. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Southern Neurosurgical Society, North American Spine Society, American Medical Association, Arkansas Medical Association and the Pulaski County Medical Society. He currently serves as the Medical Director for the Baptist Health Spine Program and is the Vice Chief of Staff at Baptist Health Little Rock. In addition he is an active member of the Baptist Health Foundation Board, the philanthropic arm of Baptist devoted to improving the health of Arkansans.
Dr. Phillips spends his time away from work with his wife, Jessica and three children – Avery, Will and Carter. He enjoys an active lifestyle in the outdoors and on the weekend you might find him on a golf course.