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Owen P. Phillips, MD

Owen P. Phillips, MD

  • Chief, Gynecology Division, Surgery Department
  • UT Regional One Physicians
  • Professor, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Genetics, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Tennessee, Memphis

Other Titles

Associate Chairman, Dept. Obstetrics and Gynecology
Education Director, Institute of Women’s Health
Assistant Dean, Student Affairs
Acting Director, Center for Women's Health Improvement
Member, Board of Directors, University of Tennessee Medical Group
Director, Section of Reproductive Genetics, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology, Infertility and Genetics
Director of Education, Center for Women's Health Improvement
Associate Professor, Department of Ob/Gyn,
Director, Prenatal Screening Program
Medical Director, Memphis Center for Reproductive Health


BA – Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi
MD – University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Jackson, Mississippi
Internship – Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Mississippi Medical School, Jackson, Mississippi
Residency – Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Mississippi Medical School, Jackson, Mississippi
Fellowship – Reproductive Genetics, University of Tennessee, Memphis


American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Fellow University of Tennessee
  • Obstetrical and Gynecological Society Memphis and Shelby County Obstetrical Society
  • American Society of Human Genetics
  • American College of Medical Genetics
  • Central Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
  • Society for Gynecological Investigation
  • Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics

Selected Publications

Livingston JC, Barton JR, Park V, Haddad B, Phillips O, Sibai BM. Maternal and fetal inherited thrombophilias are not related to the development of severe preeclampsia. Am J Obstet Gynecol185:153-7., 2001.

Phillips OP. New aspects of injectable contraception. Int J Fertil 46:31-6. 2001.

Phillips OP, Simpson JL. Spermicides, hormonal contraception and congenital malformations. Adv Contracep (in press)

Shulman LP, Phillips OP, Tolley E, Sammons D, Wachtel SS. Frequency of nucleated red blood cells in maternal blood during the different gestational ages. Hum Genet 103:723-26, 1999.

Phillips OP, Seely L, Wan JY, Wachtel SS, Shulman LP. A survey of attitudes about maternal serum screening for fetal chromosome abnormalities in women 35 years of age and older. Fetal Diagn Ther13:357, 1999.

Wachtel SS, Sammons D, Twitty G, Utermohlen J, Tolley E, Phillips O, Shulman LP. Charge fow separation: Quantification of nucleated red blood cells in maternal blood during pregnancy. Prenat Diagn 18:455-63, 1998.

Dungan JS, Emerson DS, Phillips OP, Shulman LP.  Cartilage-hair hypoplasia syndrome: Implications for prenatal diagnosis.  Fetal Diagn Ther 13:26-8, 1998.

Shulman LP, Emerson DE , Phillips OP. Fetal trisomy 13 distinguished by persistent fetal tachycardia. Int J Gynec Obstet. (in press)

Phillips OP, Velagaleti GV N , Emerson DE , Tharapel AT , Shulman LP. Confirmation of fetal aneuploidy with primed in situ hybridization on amniotic fluid during selective fetal reduction.  (letter)Prenat Diagn 17:586-7, 1997.

Shulman LP, Phillips OP. Second-trimester levels of maternal serum alpha fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotropin and unconjugated estriol after early transvaginal multifetal pregnancy reduction. (letter) Prenat Diagn  17:488, 1997.

Phillips OP, Velagaleti GVN, Tharapel AT, Shulman LP. Discordant direct and culture results following chorionic villus sampling and the diagnosis of a third cell line in the fetus. Prenat Diagn17:170-1, 1997.

Last update: July 2001