Paul H. Phillips, M.D., is a professor and chairman of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute Director. He is also the inaugural recipient of the Stella Boyle Smith/Gissur J. Petursson, M.D., Chair in Ophthalmology.

Dr. Phillips joined the faculty in September 1997. He sees patients at the Arkansas Children's Hospital and the Harvey and Bernice Jones Eye Institute at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). He completed a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at the Wilmer Ophthalmological Institute at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. He has also completed a fellowship in neuro-ophthalmology at the Emory University Eye Center in Atlanta, Georgia. His subspecialties include pediatric ophthalmology & strabismus, and neuro-ophthalmology.

A native of New York, Dr. Phillips was graduated summa cum laude from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo Medical School.  After interning in Hartford, Connecticut, he completed an ophthalmology residency at the University of Florida Eye Center in Gainesville.

Dr. Phillips has been certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology since 1995. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society, the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and numerous other organizations.

Medical Degree

  • State University New York Buffalo School of Medicine - 1989


  • University of Florida - 1993


  • Emory University - 1996
  • Wilmer Eye Institute - 1997


  • Hartford Hospital - 1990

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