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Michael S. Phipps

Michael S. Phipps M.D., M.H.S.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Neurology
Secondary Appointments: Epidemiology & Public Health
Administrative Title: Director Of The University Of Maryland Brain Attack Center
Location: Paca Pratt, 3rd floor, 3N 101
Phone: 410-328-5803
Fax: 410-328-5899

Personal History:

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 Neurovascular fellowship at the University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital.

Research Interests:

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, but also has a strong interest in informatics, and access to care and health literacy for all patients.

Clinical Speciality:

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage


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.

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.

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.

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, 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]

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Accepted June 7th, 2014 for publication in JMIR Medical Informatics.