Nicholas Phillips, MD, PhD

Nicholas Phillips, MD, PhD

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate

Departments

Education

BA – Maryville College; Maryville, TN  (2000)
MD – University of Tennessee,  Health Science Center; Memphis, TN  (2009)
PhD – University of Tennessee and the University of Memphis; Memphis, TN  (2009)
Child Neurology Residency – University of Tennessee, Health Science Center; Memphis, TN  (2009-2013)
Cancer Survivorship FellowshipSt. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Memphis, TN  (2016)

Honors & Awards

  • 2009 - American Academy of Neurology, Medical Student Prize in Neurology
  • 2009 - UTHSC Outstanding Student Award in Neurology Clerkship
  • 2003 - Winner of Best Paper, Southeastern Neuroradiology Society Meeting 
  • 2000 - LeQuire Award for Excellence
  • 1999 - Alpha Sigma Lambda  
  • 1996 - Phi Theta Kappa
  • 1996 - All-Tennessee Academic Team

Research Interests

  • Neurocognitive Late Effects
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Functional and Structural Neuroimaging

Current Research

  • Development of pathophysiological models of neurocognitive late effects related to disease and treatment in survivors of childhood cancers.
  • Identification of genetic factors that predict neurocognitive outcomes in childhood cancer survivors. 

Selected Publications

Harrigan RL, Yvernault BC, Boyd BD, Damon SM, Gibney KD, Conrad BN, Phillips NS, Rogers BP, Gao Y, Landman BA. Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging Science Center for Computational Imaging XNAT: A Multimodal Data Archive and Processing Environment. Neuroimage. 2016 Jan 1;124(Pt B):1091-1101. PubMed PMID: 25988229.

Barb SM, Rodriguez-Galindo C, Wilson MW, Phillips NS, Zou P, Scoggins MA, Li Y, Qaddoumi I, Helton KJ, Bikhazi G, Haik BG, Ogg R. functional neuroimaging to characterize visual system development in children with retinoblastoma. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2011 Apr 20:52(5):2619-2626. PubMed PMID: 21245407.

Morris EB, Phillips NS, Laningham FH, Patay Z, Gajjar A, Wallace D, Boop F, Sanford R, Ness KK, Ogg RJ. Proximal dentatothalamocortical tract involvement in posterior fossa syndrome. Brain. 2009 Nov;132(Pt 11):3087-3095. PubMed PMID: 19805491.

Helton KJ, Weeks JK, Phillips NS, Zou P, Kun LE, Khan RB, Gajjar A, Fouladi M, Broniscer A, Boop F, Li CS, Ogg RJ. Diffusion tensor imaging of brainstem tumors: axonal degeneration of motor and sensory tracts. J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2008 Apr; 1(4):270-276. PubMed PMID: 18377301.

Helton KJ, Phillips NS, Khan RB, Boop FA, Sanford RA, Zou P, Li CS, Langston JW, Ogg RJ. Diffusion tensor imaging of tract involvement in children with pontine tumors. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol. 2006 Apr;27(4):786-793. PubMed PMID: 16611765.

Phillips NS, Sanford RA, Helton KJ, Boop FA, Zou P, Tekautz T, Gajjar A, Ogg RJ. Diffusion tensor imaging of intraaxial tumors at the cervicomedullary and pontomedullary junctions. Report of two cases. J Neurosurg. 2005 Dec;103(6 Suppl):557-562. PubMed PMID: 16383256.

Ries ML, Boop FA, Griebel ML, Zou P, Phillips NS, Johnson SC, Williams JP, Helton KJ, Ogg RJ. Functional MRI and Wada determination of language lateralization: a case of crossed dominance. Epilepsia. 2004 Jan;45(1): 85-89. PubMed PMID: 14692913. 

Last update: February 2018