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Lenox Hill Hospital Chairman of Medicine Named Associate Editor of Archives of Internal Medicine

January 5, 2004

Robert A. Phillips, MD, PhD, Chairman of Medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital was recently named an Associate Editor of Archives of Internal Medicine, a major peer-reviewed journal that publishes manuscripts of interest and relevance to practicing internists.

"I am delighted and honored to be one of the two Associate Editors of one of the most widely circulated peer-reviewed internal medicine journals. I have always been an avid reader of the Archives because of its publication of studies that directly impact the practice of medicine," Phillips said.

A board-certified specialist in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease, Dr. Phillips simultaneously earned his medical degree and PhD in molecular biology from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His post-graduate training included an internship and residency in internal medicine at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and fellowships in cardiology and hypertension at The Mount Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Phillips has served as principal investigator in more than 50 clinical studies which have investigated the etiology, pathogenesis and treatment of target organ damage related to arterial hypertension, renal failure, insulin resistance, diabetes, gene polymorphisms and endothelial dysfunction. He is currently a principal investigator and the director of the Cardiovascular Core Laboratory for the NIH-sponsored African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension.

Dr. Phillips is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association's Council on High Blood Pressure Research, and an American Society of Hypertension Specialist in Clinical Hypertension. He is the President of the Eastern Regional Chapter of the American Society of Hypertension and editor of the Controversies in Hypertension section of the Journal of Clinical Hypertension.

In addition to his clinical and programmatic initiatives, Dr. Phillips is a respected educator and mentor. He has trained postdoctoral fellows and medical residents specializing in hypertension and serves as a continuing medical education faculty course instructor for The American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, American Society of Hypertension, American Society of Nephrology and The Association of Black Cardiologists.

He is the author of over hundred publications, serves as a manuscript reviewer and is on the editorial boards of several prestigious journals, and regularly lectures locally, nationally and internationally.

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