Robert Phillips, MD, PhD, professor of medicine and director of the Heart and Vascular Center of Excellence at UMass Memorial Medical Center, has been inducted into active membership in the Association of University Cardiologists (AUC).
Founded in 1961 to create a common meeting ground for university cardiologists to discuss clinical research and clinical cardiology, AUC limits its active membership to 125 academic cardiologists from the United States elected by their peers. Together, the active and emeritus AUC membership comprises leading cardiologists who shape the course of research and training in cardiovascular disease nationwide.
Dr. Phillips is a nationally recognized cardiologist and expert in hypertension and cardiovascular disease. He earned his MD and PhD in molecular biology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency at Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, then returned to Mount Sinai for fellowships in cardiology and hypertension. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease. Prior to joining UMMS in 2005, Phillips served as the chair of the Department of Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.