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Paul Phillips, III, M.D.

Trustee, Fredericksburg

Phillips, an orthopedic and hand and microvascular surgeon, received his bachelor’s degree in education and physical education with honors in 1977 from Texas State University where he was inducted into the Hall of Honor in 2007 and became a Distinguished Alumnus in 2012.

He received a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. His medical training included a hand and microvascular fellowship at the University of California at San Diego Medical Center. He also completed an orthopedic residency and research at Martin Luther King/Charles Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles in 1994 and an Orthopedic Hand Fellowship at the University of San Diego California in 1995.

The surgeon practiced in Arlington, Texas, for 20 years until two years ago, returning to his hometown of Fredericksburg where he is an orthopedic surgeon at Hill Country Memorial Hospital.

Phillips was promoted to a colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve in 2010. He has served in several operations over the years with tours in Germany, Iraq and Afghanistan. He earned the Army Achievement Medal and the Army Commendation Medal for Operation Enduring Freedom. He also was named 807th Medical Brigade Major of the Year in 2002. He continues to serve in the U.S. Army as a medical officer and surgeon.