Robert L. Phillips Jr.

Robert L. Phillips, Jr., MD, MSPH is a family physician and Director of the Robert Graham Center: Policy Studies in Family Medicine and Primary Care in Washington, DC. The Graham Center functions as a division of the American Academy of Family Physicians, with editorial independence, staffed by a small research team focused on providing evidence to help inform policy-making. It publishes extensively, most recently in the special Primary Care issue of Health affairs, and was recently cited in both Parade Magazine and Forbes. Dr. Phillips is a graduate of the University of Florida College Of Medicine, and did residency training at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He completed a two- year NRSA research fellowship and practiced in a federal housing Federally Qualified Health Center in Boone County, Missouri. He now practices part-time in a community-based residency program in Fairfax, Va. Dr. Phillips has faculty appointments at Georgetown University, George Washington University and Virginia Commonwealth University, and is currently Vice-Chair of the U.S. Council on Graduate Medical Education which advises the US Congress and the Presidential Administration on physician workforce policy.

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