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Michael S. Phipps, MD, MHS

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:


Secondary Appointment(s):

Epidemiology & Public Health

Administrative Title:

Director Of The University Of Maryland Brain Attack Center


Paca Pratt, 3rd floor, 3N 101

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Education and Training

BA, Double Major: Molecular and Cell Biology and Psychology, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

MD, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA.

MHS, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Internship, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.

Residency in Neurology, Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.

Fellowship in Health Services Research, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT.

Fellowship in Medical Informatics, VA Connecticut Healthcare System/Yale University School of Medicine, West Haven, CT.

Fellowship in Vascular Neurology (Stroke), University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital, Hartford, CT.


Dr. Phipps is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and Epidemiology and Public Health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, and is a board-certified Neurologist with a specialty in Vascular Neurology (Stroke). He completed his neurology residency at the Yale University School of Medicine, and was then a fellow in the Yale Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program, where he received a Master's degree in Health Sciences. He received additional training as a fellow in the VA/Yale Medical Informatics Fellowship, and as a clinical fellow in the Vascular Neurology fellowship at the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital.

Dr. Phipps' clinical focus is in treating patients with stroke and intracranial hemorrhage, as well as other types of cerebravascular disease, in the inpatient and outpatient settings. His overall research focuses on the quality and outcomes of patients with cerebrovascular disease, particularly using informatics and other emerging technologies, but also has a strong interest in access to care and health literacy for all patients.

Research/Clinical Keywords

Cerebrovascular Disease,Ischemic Stroke, Intracerebral Hemorrhage, Health Services Research, Medical Informatics, Outcomes, Quality of Care

Highlighted Publications

Lichtman JH, Leifheit-Limson EC, Jones SB, Watanabe E, Bernheim SM, Phipps MS, Bhat KR, Savage SV, Goldstein LB.  Predictors of Hospital Readmission After Stroke: A Systematic Review. Stroke, 2010 Oct 7; 41: 2525-2533.

Phipps MS, Desai RA, Wira C, Bravata DM.  Epidemiology and Outcomes of Fever Burden Among Patients with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Stroke, 2011 Oct 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Phipps MS, Jastreboff AM, Furie K, Kernan WN.  The diagnosis and management of cerebrovascular disease in diabetes.  Current Diabetes Report. 2012 Jun; 12(3):314-23.

Phipps MS, Jia H, Chumbler NR, Li X, Ordin D, Vogel WB, Castro JG, Myers J, Williams LS, Bravata DM.  Rural/Urban Differences in VA Quality of Care of Veterans with Ischemic Stroke. Journal of Rural Health, 2014 Jan;30(1):1-6.

Phipps MS, Fahner F, Sager D, Coffing J, Maryfield B, Williams LS. Validation of Stroke Meaningful Use Measures In A National EHR system. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2016 April; 31 Suppl 1:46-52.  PMID: 26951273

Additional Publication Citations

Schmid AA, Kapoor JR, Miech EJ, Kuehn D, Dallas MI, Kerns RD, Lo AC, Concato J, Phipps M, Couch CD, Moran E, Williams LS, Goble LA, Bravata DM. A Multidisciplinary Stroke Clinic for the Outpatient Care of Veterans with Cerebrovascular Disease. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare, 2011 Apr 28; 4, 111-118.

Phipps MS, Schmid AA, Kapoor JR, Peixoto AJ, Williams LS, Bravata DM. Orthostatic Hypotension Among Outpatients with Ischemic Stroke. J Neurol Sci. 2011 Nov 16. [Epub ahead of print]

Chumbler NR, Jia H, Phipps MS, Li X, Ordin D, Vogel WB, Castro JG, Myers J, Williams LS, Bravata DM. Does Inpatient Quality of Care Differ by Age Among US Veterans with Ischemic Stroke? Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, 2011 Jun 3. [Epub ahead of print]

Spatz ES, Phipps MS, Lagarde S, Borgstrom C, Hunter AE, Wang OJ, Rosenthal MS, Lucas G. Project Access-New Haven: Improving Access to Specialty Care for Patients without Insurance. Connecticut Medicine, 2011 Jun-Jul; 75(6):349-54.

Sico JJ, Phipps MS, Klar Yaggi H, Burrus N, Ferguson J, McClain V, Austin C, Li X, Bravata DM. Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring Among Patients with Cerebrovascular Disease.  Blood Press Monitoring, 2011 Oct;16(5):211-7.

Jia H, Phipps MS, Bravata DM, Castro J, Li X, Ordin DL, Myers J, Vogel WB, Williams LS, Chumbler NR. Inpatient Stroke Care Quality for Veterans: Are there differences between VA medical centers in the stroke belt and other areas? International Journal of Stroke. 2012 Sep 13.

Sico JJ, Phipps MS, Concato J, Wells CK, Lo AC, Nadeau SE, Williams LS, Peixoto AJ, Gorman M, Boice JL, Bravata DM.  Thrombocytopenia and In-Hospital Mortality Risk among Ischemic Stroke Patients. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease. 2012 Sep 10.

Reeves MJ, Myers LJ, Williams LS, Phipps MS, Bravata DM. Do-not-resuscitate Orders, Quality of Care, and Outcomes in Veterans with Acute Ischemic Stroke. Neurology. 2012 Nov 6; 79(19):1990-6.

Chumbler NR, Jia H, Phipps MS, Li X, Ordin D, Vogel WB, Williams LS, Myers J, Bravata DM. Post-discharge Quality of Care: Do Age Disparities Exist among Veteran Affairs Ischemic Stroke Patients? J Rehabil Res Dev. 2013 Apr;50(2):263-72.

Arling G, Reeves M, Ross J, Williams LS, Keyhani S, Chumbler N, Phipps MS, Roumie C, Myers LJ, Salanitro AH, Ordin DL, Myers J, Bravata DM. Estimating and Reporting on the Quality of Inpatient Stroke Care by Veterans Health Administration Medical Centers. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Dec 6. [Epub ahead of print]

Spatz ES, Phipps MS, Lagarde S, Borgstrom C, Hunter AE, Wang OJ, Rosenthal MS, Lucas G, Curry L. Expanding the Safety Net of Specialty Care for the Uninsured: A Case Study. Health Services Research, 2012 Feb;47(1 Pt 2):344-62.

Keyhani S, Cheng E, Arling G, Li X, Myers L, Ofner S, Williams LS, Phipps MS, Ordin D, Bravata DM.  Does Inclusion of Stroke Severity in a 30-day Mortality Model Change VA Medical Center Risk Standardized Mortality Rates?  Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 2012 Jul 1;5(4):508-13. Epub 2012 Jul 10.

Phipps MS, Zeevi N, Staff I, Fortunato G, Kuchel GA, McCullough LD. Stroke Severity and Outcomes for Octogenarians receiving Statins. Arch Gerontol Geriatr. 2013 Nov-Dec; 57(3):377-82.

Cowper DC, Litt ER, Jia H, Vogel WB, Wang X, Wilson LK, Phipps MS, Harner JA, Graham GD. Using GIS to Plan Specialty Health Services for Veterans: The Example of Acute Stroke Care. Journal of Geographic Information Systems, 2014, 6, 117-184.

Miller PL, Phipps MS, Chatterjee S, Rajeevan N, Levin F, Frawley S, Tokuno H. Exploring a Clinically Friendly Web-Based Approach to Clinical Decision Support Linked to the Electronic Health Record:  Design Philosophy, Prototype Implementation, and Framework for Assessment. JMIR Med Inform. 2014 Aug 18;2(2):e20. doi: 10.2196/medinform.3586. eCollection 2014 Jul. PubMed PMID: 25580426.

Bravata DM ML, Cheng E, Arling G, Miech EJ, Damush T, Sico J, Phipps M, Yu Z, Zillich A, Reeves M, Johanning J, Chatuvedi S, Baye F, Snow K,  Barnd J, Slaven J, Austin C, Ferguson J, Livingston D, Maryfield B, Graham G, Rhude R, Williams LS. Quality of Care for Veterans with TIA and Minor Stroke. Stroke. 2015;46(Supp 1):ATMP73.

Rae-Grant A, Bennett A, Sanders AE, Phipps M, Cheng E, Bever C. Quality improvement in neurology: Multiple sclerosis quality measures: Executive summary. Neurology. 2015 Sep 2. [Epub ahead of print] No abstract available. PMID: 26333795

Arling G, Ofner S, Reeves MJ, Myers LJ, Williams LS, Daggy JK, Phipps MS, Chumbler N, Bravata DM. Care Trajectories of Veterans in the 12 Months After Hospitalization for Acute Ischemic Stroke. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015 Oct;8(6 Suppl 3):S131-40. PMID: 26515201

Sico JJ, Phipps MS, Concato J, Brandt C, Wells CK, Lo AC, Nadeau SE, Williams LS, Gorman M, Boice JL, Bravata DM. Using Radiological Data to Estimate Ischemic Stroke Severity. Journal of Stroke Cerebrovascular Disease. 2016 April; 25(4):792-798. PMID: 26794264

Cheng YC, Ryan KA, Qadwai SA, Shah J, Sparks MJ, Wozniak MA, Stern BJ, Phipps MS, Cronin CA, Magder LS, Cole JW, Kittner SJ. Cocaine Use and Risk of Ischemic Stroke in Young Adults.  Stroke. 2016 April; 47 (4): 918-922.  PMID: 26965853

Jindal G, Serulle Y, Miller T, Le E, Wozniak M, Phipps M, Iyoha M, Gupta V, Shivashankar R, Gandhi D. Stent Retrieval Thrombectomy in Acute Stroke is facilitated by the Concurrent Use of Intracranial Aspiration Catheters.  Journal of NeuroIntervenional Surgery. Published Online First: 1 September 2016. doi:10.1136/ neurintsurg-2016-012581

Awards and Affiliations

Golden Hammer Award: For Excellence In Clinical Neurology, Dedication to Resident Teaching, and Devotion to Patient Care. University of Maryland, Department of Neurology, 2016.

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Professional Activity

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