About Sickkids
About SickKids

John Phillips , BSc, MA, MD, FRCSC

The Hospital for Sick Children
Plastic/Craniofacial Surgeon
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Craniofacial Surgeon
Cleft Lip and Palate Program

Craniofacial Surgeon
Craniofacial Program

University of Toronto
Associate Professor
Department of Surgery

Phone: 416-813-6197
Fax: 416-813-6637
e-mail: john.phillips@sickkids.ca
Alternate Contact: Barbara Sokolowski

Brief Biography

Dr. John Phillips returned to fulltime practice, in paediatric craniofacial surgery, in 2002. As an adult and paediatric craniofacial surgeon, with more than 17 years experience, he is well known for his expertise and approachable manner. Dr. Phillips served as the Medical Director of The Hospital for Sick Children Craniofacial Program from 1993 to 1998. This is the largest program of its kind in Canada.

Within his current role Dr. Phillips also oversees the multidisciplinary Vascular Malformation Clinic. This clinic has seen a rapid growth over the past few years and has developed a national referral base.

Over the years Dr. Phillips has been actively involved in the teaching and development of craniomaxilofacial courses on a national and international level. He has presented more than 75 papers at international meetings and published 34 peer-reviewed articles and 17 book chapters.

Clinical Care Activities

Craniofacial and vascular malformations


Alshail E, Rutka JT, Drake JM, Hoffman HJ, Humphreys R, Phillips JH et al: Utility of Frameless Sterotaxy in the Resection of Skull Base and Basal Cerebral Lesions in Children. Skull Base Surgery 1998: 8 No.1: pp

Chun K, Siegel-Barlett J, Chitayat D, Phillips JH, Ray PN: FGFR2 Mutation Associated With Clinical Manifestations Consistent With Antley-Bixler Syndrome. American Journal of Medical Genetics 1998: 77: pp 219-224.

Farkas LG, Phillips JH, Katic M: Anthropometric Anatomical and Morphological Nose Widths in Canadian Caucasian Adults. The Canadian Journal of Plastic Surgery 1998: 6 No. 3: pp 149-151.

Iconomou TG, Zuker RM, Phillips JH: Mandibular Reconstruction in Children Using the Vascularized Fibula. Journal of Reconstructive Microsurgery 1999: 15 No. 2 : pp 83-90.

Demianczuk A, Phillips JH, Dagys AP: The Effect on Facial Growth of Pediatric Mandibular Fractures. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery 1999: 10(4): pp 323-8.

Matic D, Phillips JH: A Contradiction for the use of a Hydroxyapatite Cement, Bone Source in the Pediatric Population. Plastic Reconstructive Surgery 2002: 110(1): pp 1-5.