American Academy of Family Physicians
American College of Preventive Medicine
Bill Phillips has worked with medical education and primary care research in the Department of Family Medicine since 1979 and holds the title of Theodore J. Phillips Endowed Professor of Family Medicine. A native of Seattle, he graduated from UW School of Medicine and earned an MPH at the UW School of Public Heath. He is residency-trained and board-certified in family medicine and in preventive medicine. For 20 years, he practiced full-spectrum family medicine in Seattle. He serves as Co-director of the National Research Service Award (NRSA) Family Medicine Research Fellowship Program at UW for graduating residents or family physicians with practice experience to gain formal research training in preparation for an academic career. Dr. Phillips has served in scientific and professional leadership roles at the national and international levels, including president of NAPCRG, chair of the AAFP Commission on Science, and on advisory panels to ACIP, NIH, AHRQ, Medicare and major insurers. Dr. Phillips is a founder and currently Senior Associate Editor of the Annals of Family Medicine. He is also Senior Scientist at Battelle Centers for Public Heath Research and Evaluation.
Physician career satisfaction; improving the healing experience for patient and clinician; technology assessment; scientific communication; doctor-patient communication; clinical preventive services; STD/HIV prevention in primary care.
University of Washington
Department of Family Medicine
Seattle, WA 98195
campus box: 356390
MPH University of Washington, 1975 (Health Services)
BA University of Washington, 1971 (English)
- Optimizing healing in primary care
- Public understanding of physician oaths
- Risk assessment and screening for STDs and HIV in primary care
- Identification of family medicine and primary care practitioners
- Teaching reflection and tacit knowledge in family medicine practice