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Practice areas

  • Best Doctors in America 2015-16
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Faculty rank

Professor of Neurosurgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Clinic information

For an appointment or assistance call 859-257-1000 or 800-333-8874 (toll free)

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.


Research Publications on NCBI PubMed

Related links

UK Neurosurgery

UK Spine Center