Melissa S. Phillips, MD FACS

Associate Professor, Chair, General Surgeon, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Operating Room Committee

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Melissa Phillips MD

About Me

Gender: Female

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I am an East Tennessee girl, growing up in Kingsport. I left for my training and returned to UT in 2011. My practice is a unique blend of robotics and breast care, which I love! I am the mother of two amazing girls (and two sassy cats), so I’m always learning! I look forward to caring for you!

Clinical Focus:
Minimally invasive robotic surgery, Breast care including both cancer, benign disease, Hernia repair, Gallbladder Disease

General Surgery

Education & Credentials


Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine


University of Virginia, General Surgery


University of Virginia, General Surgery


University Hospitals, Case Medical Center, Laparoendoscopic Surgery

Board Certifications

Fellow, American Board of Surgery

Organizations & Societies

The Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) American Society of Breast Surgeons Knoxville Academy of Medicine

I want to provide my patients with safe access to the cutting-edge technology in medicine, including robotic surgery and the latest advances in breast care.
— Melissa S. Phillips

Where I See Patients

University Surgeons Associates

1934 Alcoa Hwy Ste D, #285Knoxville, TN 37920

Phone: (865) 305-9620

Fax: (865) 525-3460

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