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Michael Phillips, MD


Michael Phillips, MD

Appointed: 2002

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Michael Phillips, MD
Department: Diagnostic Radiology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P34
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Michael Phillips, MD
Department: Center of Business Development
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code P34
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Michael Phillips is the Director of Business Development in the Imaging Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Phillips is a member of the Board of Governors of the Cleveland Clinic and is the Co-Chair of the Care Affordability Task Force which identifies and develops ways to improve the efficiency and lower the cost of care delivered at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Phillips is interested in the economics of medicine, particularly the business challenges facing academic medical centers in a changing healthcare environment.

Previously Dr. Phillips served as the Vice Chairman of Research and Academic Affairs in the Imaging Institute and Section Head for the Section of Imaging Sciences at the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Phillips authored or co-authored numerous articles and book chapters. The underlying goal of his imaging research was to develop functional metrics to better understand and more directly measure disease progression in neurodegenerative diseases. His research was funded by multiple sources including the NIH, State of Ohio, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Department of Defense.

Since 2002, Dr. Phillips has been a practicing clinical neuroradiologist at the Cleveland Clinic. After completing his undergraduate studies at Amherst College in Massachusetts, Dr. Phillips went on to study medicine and earn his medical degree from Columbia University in New York City. Subsequently, he did a radiology residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a neuroradiology fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He received an MBA from the University of Michigan in 2013.


Professional Highlights

  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1991
  • Diplomate, American Board of Radiology, 1995
  • Certificate of Added Qualification in Neuroradiology, 1998

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA USA
Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA
Internship - Union Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA
Medical School - Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons at Harlem Hospital Center
New York, NY USA
Undergraduate - Amherst College
Amherst, MA USA


  • Diagnostic Radiology
  • Radiology- Neuroradiology

Specialty Interests

diffusion/perfusion imaging, Functional Mri, imaging of Parkinson's Disease, imaging of RS

Awards & Honors

  • Magna Cum Laude graduate, neuroscience, Amherst College
  • RSNA Research Fellow, 1996-97 and 1997-98
  • Magna Cum Laude Award for a Scientific Exhibit, American Society of Neuroradiology, 1999
  • Grant funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the State of Ohio

Innovations & Patents

  • Accepted patent application: Integrated System for the Production of MRI Safe Implantable Pacing Devices
  • In-process patent application: Method and System for Measuring RF Absorption in an MRI System


  • Radiologic Society of North America
  • American College of Radiology
  • American Medical Association
  • American Society of Neuroradiology
  • International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
  • American Society of Functional Neuroradiology

Treatment & Services

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 9/7/2016, Dr. Phillips has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English