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Shane Phillips

Professor, Associate Head, Physical Therapy

Associate Head, Physical Therapy

Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, College of Applied Health Sciences

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1919 W. Taylor St., 746 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Shane A. Phillips PT, PhD, FAHA is Professor and Associate Head in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Phillips has clinical expertise in physical therapy and cardiovascular rehabilitation. His PhD degree in physiology was completed at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he completed post-doctoral training in Cardiovascular Medicine. He is Director of the Vascular Biology Laboratory in the College of Applied Health Sciences where he studies obesity, hypertension, and the control of blood flow and responses of the microcirculation to surgery, diet and exercise interventions. Other research interests include the impact of cardiovascular risk factors such as high blood pressure, alcohol and high cholesterol on macro and microcirculatory function. His laboratory is funded by the National Institute of Health.

Selected Grants

National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Improving Blood Pressure and Vascular Risk with Resistance Exercise in African Americans, PI

National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Cholesterol Regulation of Endothelial K+ Channels, Co-PI (Multi-PI)

National Institutes of Health/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Microvascular endothelial Kir channels in flow-induced dilation and hypertension, PI (Multi-PI)

National Institutes of Health/National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences, Institutional Career Development (KL2), PI

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Leadership in the Profession

UIC, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Director, KL2 program

Notable Honors

2017 - Professor of the Year, UIC College of the Applied Health Sciences

2013 - Fellow, American Heart Association, American Heart Association, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology

2008 - Top paper award for clinical science contribution, Hypertension Journal

2020 - UIC Team Award, UIC Office of Vice Chancellor for Research


Postdoctoral, Vascular Biology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2006
PhD, Physiology, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2004
MPT, Physical Therapy, Marquette University, 2000
BS, Human Biology, Marquette University, 1998