Michael Phillips, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

UNC Health Provider

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General Surgery, General Pediatric Surgery
7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM 7:30 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
Accepting New Patients

Location Information

UNC Hospitals Children's Specialty Services at Raleigh
2801 Blue Ridge Road
First and Second Floor
Raleigh, NC 27607
On Public Transportation, Handicap Accessible
(984) 974-0506


Day of the WeekHours
Monday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

About the Provider


  • General Surgery
  • General Pediatric Surgery

Provider Details

Type: Clinician
Gender: Male

About Michael Phillips, MD

UNC Health Affiliations

  • UNC Health Rex
  • UNC Hospitals
  • UNC Health Children's


  • English
  • Spanish

Medical School

  • Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Honors: Honors in Research


  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Area: General Surgery


  • Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children
  • Area: Pediatric Surgery

Bachelor of Science

  • Brigham Young University
  • Area: Microbiology

Research Fellowship

  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Area: Trauma-National Institutes of Health (NIH)


  • Surgery, Board Certified, 2016
  • Surgery-Pediatric Surgery, Board Certified, 2019
My research focuses on ways to improve pediatric surgical care for patients and health systems. I focus on getting kids back to their lives through enhanced recovery pathways, which shortens length of stay in the hospital, improves pain control and uses less opioid pain medication. At the healthcare system level, my research focuses on information entry to the electronic medical record to allow the healthcare team to truly understand the patient experience and identify ways to track and improve it.
Minimally invasive surgery, thoracic surgery, congenital anomalies, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), prenatal counseling and inflammatory bowel disease

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Commercial Plans (Other than Aetna Whole Health)
  • Aetna Whole Health (Tier 2)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage Plans (Other than Aetna Prime HMO)
  • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina Medicaid
  • BCBSNC Commercial Plans
  • North Carolina State Employees Health Benefit Plan (Active employees)
  • BCBSNC Blue Home with UNC Health Alliance
  • BCBSNC Medicare Advantage (Other than Experience Health)
  • Healthy Blue Medicaid
  • Carolina Complete Health Medicaid (Centene)
  • Cigna Commercial Plans (Other than Cigna Connect)
  • Cigna Secure Medicare Advantage
  • Contigo Health Plan (WakeMed employees only)
  • Humana Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Humana Medicare Private Fee-for-Service
  • North Carolina State Employee Health Benefit Plan (Medicare Advantage for retirees)
  • Liberty Advantage Medicare Advantage
  • MedCost PPO
  • UnitedHealthcare Commercial Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage
  • UnitedHealthcare Exchange (ACA) Plans
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Veterans Affairs Community Care Network
  • WellCare of North Carolina Medicaid
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