Linda G. Phillips MD, FACS

Galveston, TX, US
Linda G. Phillips MD, FACS

About the Practice

Practice Philosophy

At UTMB Health, our team of highly skilled plastic surgeons provide professional, personalized service. Our university faculty physicians are ready to meet your needs. We utilize the latest technology and information to ensure the best possible outcomes, in a environment that is professional, respectful, warm, and comfortable.

Practice Specialization

*Special Interests:* Healing of difficult wounds; burn reconstruction; reconstruction of genitalia. Body contouring, especially after massiveweight loss. Facial rejuvenation, operative and non-operative

Background & Certification

Board Certification

American Board of Surgery #29497: April 10, 1984-1994
American Board of Plastic Surgery #3341: November 14, 1986
Maintenance of Certification in Plastic Surgery (MOC-PS): 2006-2016

Professional Background

Medical School: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois

Residency Program: University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan (Plastic Surgery); Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois (General Surgery)

Teaching Appointments

The University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, Texas
Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, 9/1/05 to present
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, 1/01 to 8/31/05
Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, 4/94-present
The Distinguished Truman G. Blocker, M.D. Professor, 94
Chief Ad Interim, Division of Plastic Surgery: 9/93-3/94
Co-Chief Ad Interim, Division of Plastic Surgery: 4/93-9/93
Professor of Surgery/Plastic, 9/95-present
Associate Professor of Surgery/Plastic, 9/91-9/95
Assistant Professor of Surgery/Plastic, 7/88-8/91


Shriners Burns Institute
Galveston, Texas, 7/88-present
Consulting Medical Staff/Active Scientific Staff

Wayne State University
School of Medicine

Detroit, Michigan, 7/85-6/88
Director, Burn Center, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit, Michigan, 2/88-6/88
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Attending Staff, Hutzel Hospital
Attending Staff, Harper Hospital
Attending Staff, Detroit Receiving Hospital
Attending Staff, Children's Hospital of Michigan
Attending Staff, Veterans Administration Hospital,
Allen Park, Michigan, 1985-1988

Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, 7/82 - 6/83
Instructor, Department of Surgery

Publications and Presentations

*Research Projects*: Biology of surgical infection; normal skin bacteria; growth factors in diabetic wound healing. Outcomes in breast reductions for gigantomastia, new techniques for body contouring after massive weight loss, and breast reductions in young women.

Awards & Honors

Nina Starr Braunwald Award, AWS, 2001
American Society of Plastic Surgeons “Young at Heart” Award for mentoring, 10/2009
Plastic Surgery Foundation “Distinguished Service” Award, 2010
Member, AOA Member, Sigma Xi Co-recipient, Carl A. Moyer Resident Award, American Burn Association, April, 1986
Finalist Status, ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, 2003
Best Clinical Paper, Junior Division Midwest Plastic Surgical Association, Chicago, Illinois, May, 1984
Best Clinical Paper, Senior Division, Midwest Plastic Surgical Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota, May, 1988
First Place Poster Competition, Surgical Infection Society, San Francisco, California, April, 1989
Best Clinical Paper, Singleton Surgical Society, Galveston, Texas, 2001
Included in Best Doctors in America 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012 database
Included in “Guide to America’s Top Surgeons” for 2004-2005
Texas “Top Doc”: 2005-2006
Texas Super Doctors (December 2007 issue of TEXAS MONTHLY and
Houston’s Top Doctors, 2012
US News and World Report’s “Top Doctors”, 2012
American Registry “Patients’ Choice Award”, 2012
President’s Cabinet Award: Phillips, L.G., Rose, M., Blakeney, P. The efficacy of providing psychological and educational services to plastic surgery mastectomy and trauma patients.

Affiliations & Memberships

Society Memberships

American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the Plastic Surgery Foundation (Elected Member)
American Surgical Association Foundation –Council of Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges (Representative)
American Surgical Association (Elected Member)
Fellow, American Association of Plastic Surgeons (Elected Member)
Western Surgical Association (Elected Member) Societe Internationale de Chirurgie (Elected Member) Fellow, American College of Surgeons Plastic Surgery Research Council (Elected Member) Surgical Infection Society (Elected Member) Society of Head and Neck Surgeons (Elected Member) American Association for the Surgery of Trauma (Elected Member)
Association of Academic Chairmen of Plastic Surgery
American Society of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons (Elected Member) American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. (Elected Member)
Society of University Surgeons (Elected Member) American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons (Elected Member) American Association for Hand Surgery (Elected Member) Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation (Elected Member) Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons (Elected Member) Texas Surgical Society (Elected Member)
Sigma Xi, University of Texas Medical Branch
Association for Academic Surgery (Elected Member) American Burn Association New York Academy of Science
Singleton Surgical Society (Elected Member) American Geriatric Society Association of Women Surgeons The Wound Healing Society American Diabetes Association American Medical Association Texas Medical Association
Galveston County Medical Society Houston Society of Plastic Surgeons

Linda G. Phillips MD, FACS

Univ. of Texas - Med. Branch,
301 University Blvd.,
Galveston, TX, 77555-0724, US

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