Interventional cardiologist David Philips, MD, provided medical coverage for patients at Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung beginning in early 2014, and in April 2014 joined the active medical staff at Kalispell Regional Medical Center and The HealthCenter. He earned his medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York. He entered active duty service in the United States Army upon graduation from medical school in May 2000 and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Washington. He then served as a brigade surgeon in South Korea the following year, before entering a three-year cardiology fellowship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas. From there he was transferred to William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) in El Paso, Texas, where he served out most of the remainder of his military career. In that time, he served on a deployment in Iraq where he was officer-in-charge of high-value detainee medical care at Camp Cropper and the Iraqi High Tribunal Court near Baghdad. From 2011 to 2012, he was granted a one-year exemption from the military to complete interventional cardiology fellowship training at Scripps Green Hospital in San Diego, California. He then returned to El Paso where he completed his remaining two years of active duty military service as director of the cardiac catheterization laboratory at WBAMC. He was honorably discharged from the Army in June 2014, having achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. From there, he joined Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung on a full-time basis.
Dr. Philips grew up in Polson, Montana, with his parents and three siblings. In his 23-year absence from Montana, he made it a point to return nearly annually to hike Glacier National Park. He is eager to resume hiking the area on a more regular basis. He considers himself an environmentalist and is a member and supporter of the Montana Wilderness Association, Defenders of Wildlife, World Wildlife Fund and Oceana. He has a particular fondness for wolves and hopes to become more directly involved in environmental and wildlife protection activities during his free time.
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine, Interventional Cardiology
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Brooke Army Medical Center Cardiology Fellowship
Scripps Green Hospital Interventional Cardiology Fellowship
New York Medical College
Madigan Army Medical Center
Rocky Mountain Heart and Lung
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