Richard E. Phillips, MD, PhD

Richard E. Phillips, MD, PhD

Neuro-Oncologist & Neurologist

Clinical Expertise

Neuro-oncology; Neurological Complications of Cancer; Brain Tumors; Glioma

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About Me


MD, King's College London


Neurology - Massachusetts General Hospital/Brigham and Women's Hospital


Neuro-Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Visiting Fellow - Rockefeller University

Board Certifications


I am a neuro-oncologist who cares for patients with brain tumors and neurological complications of cancer. My research focus is in epigenetics and understanding the processes that dictate whether genes are switched ‘on’ or ‘off’. Disruption of these processes plays an important role in the development of brain tumors such as glioblastoma. Through this work, my overarching goal is to develop more effective treatments for my patients. 

Awards and Honors

  • American Brain Tumor Association Research Fellowship (2015)
  • CURE Childhood Cancer Award (2015)
  • MSKCC IDEA Award (2017)
  • DIPG Collaborative: Cure Starts Now Award (2017)


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Research and Publications

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