Harry Rissler Phillips, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 8662A Hafs Building, Durham, NC 27710
Phone (919) 681-4804
Email address phill014@mc.duke.edu

My current research is focused on clinical trials and new device development for the treatment of coronary and peripheral vascular disease. I have also been a co-principle investigator for the Gusto IIb substudy comparing direct angioplasty vs thrombolytics for treatment of acute myocardial infarction. Our group has pioneered the use of coronary angioplasty techniques for the treatment of peripheral vascular disease. Our program is the first U.S. site for Carotid Wallstent Clinical Trial, which is a randomized trial of the Wallstent versus carotid endarterectomy. I am involved in the development of database tools to allow determination of clinical and economic outcomes in patients with coronary artery disease. I am participating in the collaborative effort to combine interventional techniques and surgical techniques and perform state of the art minimally invasive coronary bypass grafting in a combined cardiac catheterization/surgical suite.

Education and Training

  • Fellow, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1977 - 1980
  • Resident, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1976 - 1977
  • Intern, Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1975 - 1976
  • M.D., Duke University, 1975

Publications

Vavalle, John P., Harry R. Phillips, Sara A. Holleran, Andrew Wang, Christopher M. O’Connor, Peter K. Smith, G Chad Hughes, J Kevin Harrison, and Manesh R. Patel. “Analysis of geographic variations in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with aortic stenosis in North Carolina..” Am J Cardiol 113, no. 11 (June 1, 2014): 1874–78. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.03.021.

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24837267
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Denardo, Scott J., Paul L. Carpinone, David M. Vock, James E. Tcheng, Harry R. Phillips, Bradley J. Willenberg, Christopher D. Batich, and Carl J. Pepine. “Detailed analysis of polymer response to delivery balloon expansion of drug-eluting stents versus bare metal stents..” Eurointervention 9, no. 3 (July 2013): 389–97. https://doi.org/10.4244/EIJV9I3A62.

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23872653
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Liu, Shu Q., Brandon J. Tefft, Derek T. Roberts, Li-Qun Zhang, Yupeng Ren, Yan Chun Li, Yong Huang, Di Zhang, Harry R. Phillips, and Yu H. Wu. “Cardioprotective proteins upregulated in the liver in response to experimental myocardial ischemia..” Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol 303, no. 12 (December 15, 2012): H1446–58. https://doi.org/10.1152/ajpheart.00362.2012.

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23064833
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Farzaneh-Far, Afshin, Harry R. Phillips, Linda K. Shaw, Aijing Z. Starr, Mona Fiuzat, Christopher M. O’Connor, Ashwani Sastry, Leslee J. Shaw, and Salvador Borges-Neto. “Ischemia change in stable coronary artery disease is an independent predictor of death and myocardial infarction..” Jacc Cardiovasc Imaging 5, no. 7 (July 2012): 715–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcmg.2012.01.019.

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22789940
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Mentz, Robert J., Mona Fiuzat, Linda K. Shaw, Harry R. Phillips, Salvador Borges-Neto, G Michael Felker, and Christopher M. O’Connor. “Comparison of Clinical characteristics and long-term outcomes of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy with versus without angina pectoris (from the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Disease)..” Am J Cardiol 109, no. 9 (May 1, 2012): 1272–77. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjcard.2011.12.021.

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22325975
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Velazquez, Eric J., Judson B. Williams, Eric Yow, Linda K. Shaw, Kerry L. Lee, Harry R. Phillips, Christopher M. O’Connor, Peter K. Smith, and Robert H. Jones. “Long-term survival of patients with ischemic cardiomyopathy treated by coronary artery bypass grafting versus medical therapy..” Ann Thorac Surg 93, no. 2 (February 2012): 523–30. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2011.10.064.

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22269720
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Jones, W Schuyler, Manesh R. Patel, Sara A. Holleran, J Kevin Harrison, Christopher M. O’Connor, and Harry R. Phillips. “Trends in the use of diagnostic coronary angiography, percutaneous coronary intervention, and coronary artery bypass graft surgery across North Carolina..” Am Heart J 162, no. 5 (November 2011): 932–37. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ahj.2011.08.015.

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22093211
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Mills, James S., Colleen Stack N’diaye, Eric Yow, Mark Urtz, Thomas J. Povsic, Joseph C. Greenfield, and Harry R. Phillips. “Preliminary observations using optical coherence tomography to assess neointimal coverage of a metal stent in a porcine model..” Cardiovasc Revasc Med 10, no. 4 (October 2009): 229–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.carrev.2008.11.003.

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19815170
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Young, John J., Harry R. Phillips, Steven P. Marso, Juan F. Granada, John A. McPherson, Ron Waksman, Steven R. Steinhubl, Robert S. Schwartz, and Gregg W. Stone. “Vulnerable plaque intervention: State of the art..” Catheter Cardiovasc Interv 71, no. 3 (February 15, 2008): 367–74. https://doi.org/10.1002/ccd.21354.

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18288729
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