Edward M Phillips, M.D.


Physician Investigator (NonCl)
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Harvard Medical School
Research Staff
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital
MD State University of New York, Buffalo, School of Medicine 1988
MD State University of New York at Buffalo 1988
aging; counseling; education, medical, undergraduate; exercise; gastroplasty; health promotion; life style; mobility limitation; muscle strength; obesity, morbid (Dr. Phillips) is Adjunct Scientist at the Jean Mayer- United States Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology and Sarcopenia Laboratory where he works as study physician and investigator on several studies that address the areas of exercise physiology, resistance training in the elderly, body composition, and nutrition. He is site-PI for the Health Resource Service Administration Preventive Medicine Training Grant (2010-2013) (2014-2018) educating Yale Preventive Medicine residents in Lifestyle Medicine. Phillips has published over 65 scientific publications.

Phillips is an active clinician and researcher who speaks and consults nationally guiding a broad based effort to reduce lifestyle-related death, disease, and costs through clinician directed interventions with patients. His medical school, SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences honored him with its Distinguished Alumni Award for his accomplishments in Lifestyle Medicine. The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition has recognized both Dr. Phillips and the ILM with its Community Leadership Award. He appears on national media including Good Morning America, ESPN radio, Huffington Post, Slate, Time Magazine and is regularly quoted in WBUR’s CommonHealth blog.