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Practice areas

  • Neuro Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Faculty rank

Professor of Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Disorders of the Spine and Spinal Cord
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Spine Surgery



University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington


University of Kentucky, Lexington

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Additional information


My name is Phillip A. Tibbs; I am an international authority on treatment of metastatic tumors to the brain and spine and specialize in the treatment of spinal disorders. I have served as President of the Kentucky Neurosurgical Society and the Southern Neurosurgical Society. My avocation is the study of history and I recently completed two terms on the Board of the Bluegrass Trust for Historic Preservation.

I am currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery of the University of Kentucky and Director of the Spine Center at the University of Kentucky.