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Steven Joseph Phillips

Steven Joseph Phillips
Associate Director, Department Health & Human Services
National Library of Medicine (NIH), United States

Steven J. Phillips, M.D. is the Associate Director of the Division of Specialized Information Services at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. He is a pioneer in disaster informatics and led the establishment of the world's first Disaster Information Management Research Center at NLM. He is an active member of the Institute of Medicine's Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events and directs the research efforts of the Bethesda Hospital Emergency Partnership Program (BHEPP), aimed at responding to national capital disasters and developing a hospital surge model for the U.S. He is also a member of the Department of Defense Task Force on the Care, Management, and Transition of recovering Wounded, Ill, and Injured Members of the Armed Forces.

With a background in general and thoracic surgery, Phillips co-founded the Iowa Heart Center, a renowned cardiovascular disease specialization center. He is recognized for pioneering techniques in emergency coronary bypass surgery and being a UNOS-certified transplant surgeon. Throughout his career, he has been interviewed for high-profile positions, such as Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration.

Dr. Phillips served in Vietnam and remains an active member of veterans' associations. He holds memberships in various professional societies and has served as President for the American Society of Artificial Internal Organs and the Society of Cardiac Surgeons (Spain), among others. Dr. Phillips has numerous peer-reviewed medical publications and holds six patents. He possesses a Top Secret national security clearance.

Research Interest

Health & Human Services

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