Trinity Health is committed to preserving and improving the quality of health to the people we serve. Our mission is to excel at meeting the needs of the whole person through the provision of quality healthcare and health related services.
Dr. Christopher Phillips, CPE, FACS, FCCP, FACC, a heart and lung surgeon, is a member of the cardiovascular and thoracic team at Trinity Health and serves as Medical Director of Trinity's Cardiovascular Services.
Dr. Phillips comes to Minot via the Cleveland Clinic, home of America's #1 ranked heart program. He performs valve repair & replacement, coronary artery bypass surgery, off-pump bypass, atrial fibrillation treatment, lung surgery, and minimal-access (small incision) heart and lung procedures.
A graduate of Ross University School of Medicine, Dominica, West Indies, Dr. Phillips served his General Surgery residency at University at Buffalo, NY, and completed his thoracic and cardiovascular surgery fellowship at Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN. He practiced in Jackson, TN, and Great Falls, MT, where he gained a reputation as a leader and innovator in heart & lung care.
As a staff surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, he taught board fellows and residents operative techniques, clinical skills and management. During his time there, he gained additional expertise in robotic and mini-mitral and aortic valve repair procedures.
Dr. Phillips is certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and the American College of Cardiology.
Cardiac surgery is a surgery on the heart and great vessels performed by cardiac surgeons. It is done often to treat complications of ischemic heart disease, correct congenital heart disease, or treat valvular heart disease.
Thoracic surgeons treat conditions of the lungs, chest wall, and diaphragm.
Surgery is a medical specialty engaging in operative techniques on patients, often to investigate or treat a pathological condition such as disease or injury and to help improve bodily function or appearance
Christopher Phillips MD, CPE, FACS, FCCP, FACC
Phone: (701) 857-3655
Trinity Health Center - West
101 3rd Ave SW