Dr. Thomas Phillips is a native of the bayou country of south Louisiana and is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine.
He completed a general surgery internship at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, followed by a tour of duty in central Germany. His military experience includes parachute training, flight surgeon school, and humanitarian medical mission work to Central America. He was trained in otolaryngology/head and neck surgery at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington, obtaining board certification in 1998. He was assistant chief of the Department of Surgery at the U.S. Army Aeromedical Center in Fort Rucker, Alabama before leaving the service in 1999 to join our group.
Dr. Phillips is an active patron of the music and theatre departments at Valdosta State University. He has been a multi-term president of the Music Scholarship Alliance Board, the principal fund-raising organization for music scholarships at VSU. He is a past President of the Georgia Society of Otolaryngology and Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at South Georgia Medical Center. In recent years he has become an award-winning photographer and was a featured artist at The Turner Center for the Arts with his 40-photograph exhibit Lux et Umbra: Monochrome Musings of a Middle-Aged Medic. A Spanish speaker, he has been recognized by the local Migrant Farm Worker Clinic for dedication and service to the migrant farmworker community in Lowndes and Echols counties. Dr. Phillips is an active member of the staff at South Georgia Medical Center. He enjoys practicing the full range of his surgical specialty.