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Brett Thomas Phillips, MD, MBA

Director, Integrated Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Residency Program
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Office: 40 Duke Medicine Circle, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC DUMC 3181, Durham, NC 27710

Education and Training

  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2017 - 2018
  • Plastic Surgery Resident, Surgery, Duke University School of Medicine, 2014 - 2017
  • General Surgery Resident, Surgery, Stony Brook University, Renaissance School of Medicine, 2011 - 2014
  • Research Fellow, Surgery, Stony Brook University, Renaissance School of Medicine, 2009 - 2011
  • General Surgery Resident, Surgery, Stony Brook University, Renaissance School of Medicine, 2007 - 2009
  • M.B.A., State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2011
  • M.D., Stony Brook University, Renaissance School of Medicine, 2007
  • B.A., New York University, 2003

Publications

Shammas, Ronnie L., Caitlin E. Marks, Gloria Broadwater, Elliot Le, Adam D. Glener, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Roger W. Cason, Kristen M. Rezak, Brett T. Phillips, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “The Effect of Lavender Oil on Perioperative Pain, Anxiety, Depression, and Sleep after Microvascular Breast Reconstruction: A Prospective, Single-Blinded, Randomized, Controlled Trial.” J Reconstr Microsurg 37, no. 6 (July 2021): 530–40. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1724465.

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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Adam D. Glener, Ronnie L. Shammas, Vu T. Nguyen, Jason H. Ko, Scott D. Lifchez, Adeyiza O. Momoh, Jeffrey R. Marcus, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and Brett T. Phillips. “The Association between Away Rotations and Rank Order in the Integrated Plastic Surgery Match.” Plast Reconstr Surg 147, no. 6 (June 1, 2021): 1050e-1056e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000007984.

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Atia, Andrew, Hannah C. Langdell, Andrew Hollins, Ronnie L. Shammas, Adam Glener, Caitlin Marks, Bernard T. Lee, and Brett T. Phillips. “Microsurgery Fellowship Website and Social Media Presence: Are Programs Optimizing Recruitment Strategy?” J Reconstr Microsurg 37, no. 4 (May 2021): 380–84. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1717152.

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Langdell, Hannah C., Heather A. Levites, Michael S. Lebhar, Victoria A. Wickenheisser, and Brett T. Phillips. “Social media: Is it worth the hype for plastic surgery residency program recruitment?” J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg, April 18, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2021.03.091.

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Sergesketter, Amanda R., Ronnie L. Shammas, Mahsa Taskindoust, Adam D. Glener, Bryan J. Pyfer, Kristen Rezak, Brett T. Phillips, and Scott T. Hollenbeck. “A Comparison of Patient-Reported Outcomes in Bipedicled Total Abdominal versus Unipedicled Hemiabdominal Free Flaps for Unilateral Breast Reconstruction.” J Reconstr Microsurg, April 14, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0041-1726397.

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Glener, Adam D., Michael Lebhar, J Andres Hernandez, Amanda R. Sergesketter, Ronnie L. Shammas, Roger W. Cason, Sonali Biswas, and Brett T. Phillips. “Location, Location, Location: The Geographic Impact of Medical School on the Plastic Surgery Match.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 9, no. 4 (April 2021): e3549. https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000003549.

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Phillips, Brett T., Mitchell J. Buller, Riley A. Dean, Konstantinos Gasteratos, Lisa Gfrerer, Murad J. Karadsheh, Alberto O’Farrill, et al. “Spotlight in Plastic Surgery: April 2021.” Plast Reconstr Surg 147, no. 4 (April 1, 2021): 1031–33. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000007803.

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Shammas, Ronnie L., Yi Ren, Samantha M. Thomas, Brett T. Phillips, Scott T. Hollenbeck, and Rachel A. Greenup. “The Association of Overall Annual Hospital Volume and Perioperative Outcomes following Free Flap Breast Reconstruction.” Plast Reconstr Surg 147, no. 2 (February 1, 2021): 196e-206e. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000007549.

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Irwin, T. J., J. B. Friedrich, V. T. Nguyen, J. H. Ko, B. T. Phillips, and K. R. Eberlin. “Assessment of Plastic Surgery Residency Applications without United States Medical Licensing Examination Step 1 Scores.” Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, January 1, 2021, 219–23. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000008057.

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Phillips, Brett T., Ali R. Abtahi, Saïd C. Azoury, Íris M. Brito, Joshua M. Cohen, Adam M. Goodreau, George N. Kamel, Michael S. Keyes, Tyler Safran, and Arun K. Gosain. “Spotlight in Plastic Surgery: January 2021.” Plast Reconstr Surg 147, no. 1 (January 1, 2021): 264–66. https://doi.org/10.1097/PRS.0000000000007538.

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