Katharine A. Phillips, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry, DeWitt Wallace Senior Scholar, and Residency Research Director at Weill Cornell Medical College as well as Attending Psychiatrist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital in New York City. She is also an Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
Dr. Phillips is internationally recognized for her pioneering research and clinical expertise in body dysmorphic disorder and other obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Her research studies on body dysmorphic disorder were continuously funded by the National Institute of Mental Health for more than 20 years. Dr. Phillips has received numerous honors and awards for her research, research mentoring, and other academic accomplishments, including a Special Presidential Commendation from the American Psychiatric Association for her research accomplishments.
Dr. Phillips has more than 350 publications (scientific articles, book chapters, letters), and she has authored or edited 11 books. She has given more than 600 presentations in the U.S. and abroad.
Dr. Phillips is on the scientific advisory boards of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology, the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, and the International OCD Foundation. She is on the Board of Directors of The Canadian Institute for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. She also serves on a number of editorial boards.
From 2007-2013, Dr. Phillips was Chair of the DSM-5 Work Group on Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Post-Traumatic, and Dissociative Disorders and a member of the DSM-5 Task Force; she is currently a member of the DSM Review Committee for Internalizing Disorders. From 2002-2006, she chaired the National Institute of Mental Health’s Interventions Research Review Committee (Scientific Review Group).
Dr. Phillips is a Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, a member of the American College of Psychiatrists, and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. She has repeatedly been included in Best Doctors in America, Castle Connolly’s America’s Top Doctors, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in the World.
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