Department of Surgery
School of Medicine Queen's University
 

Dr Tim Phillips

Dr Tim Phillips General Surgeon Queen's University Kingston Health Sciences CentreUniversity Position:
Assistant Professor

Current Appointment:
Attending Staff, Kingston Health Sciences Centre

Areas of Clinical Interest:


Areas of Research Interest:






Contact Information:
Hotel Dieu Hospital - Murray Building
144 Brock Street - 2nd Floor
Kingston, ON
Tel: 613-544-3618
Fax: 613-­547-5654


Education

Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Fellow
Head and Neck Surgical Oncology Fellow
UC Davis, Sacramento, California

2017 - Present



Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Resident
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
2012 - 2017
 
Masters of Education In Curriculum Studies for Health Interprofessionals
Dalhousie University/Acadia University, Halifax/Wolfville, NS
2014 - 2016
 
Medical Doctorate
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
2008 - 2012

Bachelor of Science, Honours in Neuroscience
University of King’s College, Halifax, NS
2003 - 2007

Publications

1. Forner D, Phillips T, Rigby M, Hart RD, Taylor M, Trites J. Submental island flap
reconstruction reduces cost in oral cancer reconstruction compared to radial forearm
free flap reconstruction: A case series and cost analysis Journal of Otolaryngology-
Head & Neck Surgery. 2016 45 (11).

2. Forner D, Phillips TJ, Brown T. Laryngeal injury and subcutaneous emphysema
caused by an episode of sneezing: A rare case treated with observation alone. Journal
of Laryngology and Voice, 2016 6 (11), pages 21-24.

3. Phillips, T, Fung E, Burke E, Rigby M, Hart RD, Trites J Taylor M, The use of
Botulinum Toxin A in the healing of surgical wounds in the neck: A randomized,
prospective, placebo-controlled study. Submitted for publication.

4. Phillips, T., Sader, C., Bullock, M., Taylor, S.M. Necrotizing vasculitis resulting in
necrosis of the entire oral tongue. Journal of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery.
2012 Aug;41(4):E38-40.

5. Phillips, T., Williams. J. A brief history of breast reconstruction and a discussion of two
common autologous breast reconstruction surgeries: the free deep inferior epigastric
perforator flap and the free transverse rectus abdominis musculocutaneous flap.
Dalhousie Medical Journal. Fall issue 2011 Volume 38 (1) (21-26).

6. Sader, C., Hart, R., Trites, J., Rigby, M., Phillips, T., Taylor, S.M. The communicating
vein in the radial forearm free flap. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. August 2010
Volume 126 (2) (105-107).

7. Sader, C., Hart, R., Trites, J.,Phillips, T., Taylor, S.M. Fat graft pedicle stabilization in
head and neck microvascular reconstruction. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
March 2010 Volume 125 (3) (893-5).

8. Vyas, T., Hart, R., Trites, J., Philips, T., Archibald, K., Phillips, J., Taylor, SM.
Complementary and alternative medicine use in patients presenting to a head and
neck oncology clinic. Head & Neck June 2010 Volume 32 (6) (793-799).

9. Phillips, T., Brown, T., Bullock, M., Wilke, D., Trites, J., Hart, R., Murphy, M., Taylor
S.M. Transoral laser microsurgery vs radiation therapy for early glottic cancer in Nova
Scotia: a cost analysis. December 2009 Volume 38 (06) (619-623).

10. Mukhida, K., Baghbaderani, B.A, Hong, M., Lewington, M., Phillips, T., McLeod, M.,
Sen, A., Behie, L.A.,and Mendez, I. Survival, differentiation and migration of bioreactorexpanded
human neural precursor cells in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease. Neurosurgical Focus. March 2008 Volume 24 (3-4).

11. Mukhida, K., Hong, M., Miles, G., Phillips, T., Baghbaderani, B.A., McLeod, M.,
Kobayashi, N., Sen, A., Behie, L.A., Brownstone, R., and Mendez, I. A multitarget
basal ganglia dopaminergic and GABAergic transplantation strategy enhances
behavioural recovery in parkinsonian rats. Brain. August 2008 Volume 131(8) (2106-
2126).


Presentations

2017




Phillips, T. Corsten, G. The introduction of the O-SCORE as a new surgical evaluation
rubric: a mixed methods study and microcosm example of things to come. Poster
presentation at the 7ist Annual Congress of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-
Head and Neck Surgery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (June 11-14, 2017).

2017





Burke, E., Phillips, T. Rigby, M., Taylor, SM. Comparing the treatment of OPSCC
using primary transoral laser microsurgery vs primary chemoradiation therapy: A cost
analysis study. Poster presentation at the 7ist Annual Congress of the Canadian
Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (June
11-14, 2017).

2017





Phillips, T. Graham, E., Smith, K., Hart, R. A “how-to-guide” for residents on
successfully applying for fellowships. Facts, tips, and pearls from residents who have
been through the process. Work-Shop presentation at the 71st Annual Congress of the
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Saskatoon,
Saskatchewan (June 11-14, 2017).

2016


Phillips, T. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Emergencies. Oral Presentation
at the QEII Nursing ED Education day (Oct 21, 2016).

2016





Forner D, Phillips T, Rigby M, Hart RD, Taylor M, Trites J. Submental island flap
reconstruction reduces cost in oral cancer reconstruction compared to radial forearm
free flap reconstruction: A case series and cost analysis Poster presentation at the 70th
Annual Congress of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
Charlottetown, PEI (June 11-14, 2016).

2016





Phillips, T, Fung E, Burke E, Rigby M, Hart RD, Trites J Taylor M, The use of
Botulinum Toxin A in the healing of surgical wounds in the neck: A randomized,
prospective, placebo-controlled study. Podium presentation at the 70th Annual
Congress of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery,
Charlottetown, PEI (June 11-14, 2016). Poliquin Competition Finalist.

2016






Phillips T, Rigby M. Self reported comfort in essential Otolaryngology skills is
correlated to increased hands-on experience, not overall amount of time spent on
otolaryngology rotations. A survey analysis of applicants to a Canadian Otolaryngology
Residency program. Podium presentation at the 70th Annual Congress of the Canadian
Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Charlottetown, PEI (June 11-14,
2016).

2016


Phillips, T. Thyroidectomy and Parathyroidectomy. Perioperative information directed
towards PACU nurses. PACU nurses education day (May 11, 2016).

2016


Phillips, T. Botulinum Toxin: The otolaryngologists favorite poison. Dalhousie
Otolaryngology Grand Rounds presentation (May 04, 2016).

2016


Phillips, T. Evaluation of Resident Surgical Skills: How to tell if they are really cutting
it? Dalhousie Otolaryngology Grand Rounds presentation (Jan. 06, 2016).

2015




Phillips, T. Corsten, G. A needs assessment of junior otolaryngology residents from
the perspective of residents, nurses and faculty: a Dalhousie experience Poster
presentation at the 69th Annual Congress of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-
Head and Neck Surgery, Winnipeg, Manitoba (June 6-9, 2015). Poster Finalist.

2015


Phillips, T. Surgery Boot Camps: A fad or here to stay? Dalhousie Otolaryngology
Grand Rounds presentation (Jan. 21, 2015).

2014


Phillips, T. Laryngeal Trauma: What to do and when to do it. Dalhousie
Otolaryngology Grand Rounds presentation (May 28, 2014).

2014




Phillips, T, Hart, R., Trites, J., Taylor, SM. Retrospective analysis of the management
and outcomes of oropharyngeal cancer at the QEII Health Science Centre Poster
presentation at the 68th Annual Congress of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-
Head and Neck Surgery, Ottawa, Ontario (May 10, 2014). Poster Finalist.

2013




Phillips, T, Hart, R., Trites, J., Taylor, SM. Transoral laser microsurgery vs radiation
therapy for treatment of base of tongue cancer in Canada: a cost analysis. Podium
presentation at the 67th Annual Congress of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-
Head and Neck Surgery, Banff, Alberta (June 4, 2013).

2013




Phillips, T, Hart, R., Trites, J., Taylor, SM. “Retrospective analysis of the management
of of oropharyngeal cancer at the nova scotia cancer center: 2006-2012”. Presented at
the Dalhousie Surgery Research Day (April 19, 2013) and at the Dalhousie
Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery Resident Research day (April 13, 2013).

2012





Phillips, T., Massoud, E. Outcome analysis of Chronic Rhinosinusitis patients using a
modified SNOT-20 questionnaire with 3 additional questions over a 2 year period.
Submitted as a poster presentation at proceedings of the 66th Annual Congress of the
Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Toronto, Ontario (May
2012).

2012



Phillips, T. “Transoral laser microsurgery vs radiation therapy for early glottic cancer in
Nova Scotia: a cost analysis”. Oral Presentation at Department of Otolaryngology
Resident’s Research Day, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (April 16, 2011).

2010



Phillips, T. “Transoral laser microsurgery vs radiation therapy for early glottic cancer in
Nova Scotia: a cost analysis”. Invited speaker at Multidisciplinary Oncology Grand
Rounds, Capital District Health Authority, Halifax, Nova Scotia (Jan 14th, 2010).

2009




Phillips, T., Sader, C., Trites J.R.B., Hart, R.D., Wallace, T., Taylor, S.M., “Necrotizing
vasculitis resulting in necrosis of the entire oral tongue”. Poster presentation at
proceedings of the 63nd Annual Congress of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology-
Head and Neck Surgery, Halifax, Nova Scotia (May 2009).

2008




Phillips, T. Brown, M. Bullock, D. Wilke, J. Trites, R. Hart, M. Murphy, M. Taylor.
“Transoral laser microsurgery vs radiation therapy for early glottic cancer in Nova
Scotia: a cost analysis”. Poster presentation at proceedings of the 62nd Annual
Congress of the Canadian Society of Otolaryngology, Jasper, Alberta (June 2008).

2007



Phillips, T., Sadi, D., Hong, M., Mendez, I. “Early versus delayed cell transplantation in
the partial lesion parkinsonian rodent model”. Oral presentation at Department of
Surgery Research Day, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (April 2007).

2007




Phillips, T., Sadi, D., Hong, M., Mendez, I. “Early versus delayed cell transplantation in
the partial lesion Parkinsonian rodent model”. Poster presentation at proceedings of
the 42nd Annual Congress of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation,
Edmonton, Alberta (June 2007).

2006




Phillips, T., Sadi, D., Hong, M., Mendez. I. "Effects of ventral mesencephalon cell
transplantation at different time points following partial lesion in the parkinsonian rodent
model". Oral presentation at Department of Surgery Research Day, Dalhousie
University, Halifax, Nova Scotia (April 2006).


Academic Achievements & Awards

Faculty Instructor
UC Davis 3rd annual ENT Emergency Boot Camp

2017


Dr. Stevens T. Norvell Jr Award

Dalhousie Department of Surgery Undergraduate
Excellence in Teaching by a Surgical Resident

2016



Dalhousie Otolaryngology Resident Teaching Award
Awarded for dedication to medical student teaching

2016


Robert Stone Travelling Fellowship Award

Awarded for first place resident research project
Dalhousie Department of Surgery

2016



Invited Reviewer for Dalhousie Medical Journal 
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2016


Chief Resident of Dalhousie Otolaryngology

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2016



Surgical Foundation Bootcamp - Resident Teacher

Surgical Energy Source Session
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2016



Otology and Neurotology Resident Award

Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2014



Surgical Foundation Bootcamp - Resident Teacher

Surgical Energy Source Session
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2014



PGY 1 Surgical Foundation OSCE Session
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2014


PARIMP "Living Library" - Volunteer
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2014


Dr. Annie Hamilton Scholarship
Awarded for high standard of academic excellence
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2011



Ross Stewart Smith Scholarship
Awarded for being in top 10% of medical school class
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2011



Fellowship Scholarship for Masters Students
Award declined, accepted a position at Dalhousie Medical School
Memorial University, Saint John's, NFLD

2008



2nd Place Oral Presentation - Department of Surgery Research Day
"Early Versus Delayed Cell Transplantation in the Partial Lesion Parkinsonian
Rodent Model"
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2007




First Class Honors
University of King's College, Halifax, NS

2007


Dean's List
University of King's College, Halifax, NS

2006-2007


Academic Scholarships
University of King's College, Halifax, NS

2006-2007


President's List
University of King's College, Halifax, NS

2004-2006


CCAA Scholar Athlete
Member of the Varsity Soccer Team
University of King's College, Halifax, NS

2004-2006



Entrance Scholarship
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2003


Peter Maynard Award
Halifax West High School, Halifax, NS

2003



Professional Development

3rd Annual Head & Neck Microvascular Bootcamp
Dayton, Ohio

2017


10th Annual Halifax Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery
Review Course
Halifax, Nova Scotia

2017



Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Annual Meeting
Toronto, Ontario

2016



Principles of Operative Treatment of Craniomaxillofacial Trauma
and Reconstruction
AO North America
Boston, Massachusetts

2016




Annual McGill Facial Plastic Surgery Course
Montreal, Quebec

2015


University of Michigan Temporal Bone Surgical Dissection Course
Ann Arbor, Michigan

2015


Canadian Otolaryngology Resident Sinus Surgery Course
Winnipeg, MB

2014


Surgical Program Education Committee
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2014-2016


Surgical Foundation Program Committee
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2014-2016

 
Otolaryncology Resident Bootcamp
Western University, London, ON

2013


Dalhousie Medical School Entrance Interviews - Interviewer
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2012-2014


Emergency Medicine Elective
University of Stellenbosch, Tygerberg, South Africa

2012

 
Curriculum Review Committee - Student Member
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2010


Otolaryngology Elective
University of Western Australia, Perth, South Africa

2010


Surgery Interest Group - Founder/President
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2009


Student Welcoming Committee
Dalhouse University, Halifax, NS

2009


Global Health Organization - Member
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2009


"The Everest Project" - Volunteer
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS

2008-2009


Department of Otolaryngology - Research Assistant
QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax, NS

2007-2008


Pediatric Pain Study - Volunteer Research Assistant
IWK, Halifax, NS

2007-2008


Rural/Urban Himalayan Rotation Service Learning Project
Child Family Health International, India

2007


Dysphagia Clinic - Volunteer
Ears, Nose and Throat Clinic, QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax, NS

2006-2008



Qualifications

Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Exam

2017


USMLE
Step 1, 2CK, 2CS, 3

2010-2014


Surgical Foundations Exam

2014

ATLS Certification

2014

Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination
Part 1, 2

2012-2013


ACLS Certification

2012


Work Experience

Research Assistant
Department of Urology
QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax, NS

2008



Research Assistant
Department of Otolaryngology
QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax, NS

2007-2008



Medical College Admissions Test Prep Course Teacher
The Princeton Review
Halifax, NS

2007-2008



Research Assistant
QEII Health Sciences Center, Halifax, NS
Brain Repair Center

2004-2008



Wait and Bar Staff
Spaniard's Inn, London, UK

2007


Referee
Soccer Nova Scotia, Halifax, NS

2004-2007


Medical Societies/Affiliations

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada

2017-Present

American Head and Neck Society

2016-Present

Licentiate of the Medical Council of Canada

2013-Present

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Nova Scotia

2008-Present

Canadian Medical Association

2008-Present

Doctor's Nova Scotia

2008-Present


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Thanks for catching that Annalise – sorry for that - yes you can try Dr Anne Ritter, though technically she isn’t on service until the Tuesday but she will likely be able to assist you

The numbers listed are all pager numbers. Here is her email address, below

66ar@queensu.ca