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Dr. Paul Phillips IV is an Orthopedic Sports Medicine Surgeon with Fellowship training in Sports Medicine. He specializes in surgical and nonsurgical treatment of athletic injuries involving the shoulder, elbow, hip, and knee joint. Dr. Phillips received advanced training and has expertise in complex shoulder and knee arthroscopy, hip arthroscopy, joint preservation, cartilage restoration, meniscus surgery, and treatment of athletes of all ages.

Dr. Phillips earned his medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently completed a General Surgery Internship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital. He then underwent a rigorous Orthopedic Surgery Residency training program at the State University of New York in Buffalo.

After residency, Dr. Phillips completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Houston Methodist Hospital in the renowned Texas Medical Center where he served as Assistant Team Physician for the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, Rice University Owls, NASA Astronaut Corps, and Head Team Physician for Barbers Hill High School Athletics.

Dr. Phillips is a strong believer in education and staying up to date with advances in treatment of musculoskeletal injuries. He delivers cutting edge surgical and nonsurgical treatment to patients from all walks of life. Dr. Phillips serves as an Assistant Professor in Orthopedic Surgery at the LSU Health Science Center in New Orleans and as an Attending Physician in the LSU Orthopedic Surgery Residency Program. He is involved in teaching students and residents.

Dr. Phillips is dedicated to providing excellent patient care and committed to helping active people remain active.

*Appointment times and availability for established patients may vary within the MyOchsner portal.

Medical Education

Boston University School of Medicine
Field of Study: Medicine


Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Field of Study: General Surgery Internship


University of Buffalo
Field of Study: Orthopaedic Surgery Residency


Methodist Hospital
Field of Study: Sports Medicine Fellowship, Orthopaedics

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery