Catherine H. Phillips, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Radiology & Radiological Sciences
Medical Director
Inpatient Operations
Delivery Address
Medical Center North
1161 21st Avenue South, CCC-1118

Catherine H. Phillips, MD, is an honors graduate of Duke University and earned her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Phillips completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Brigham and Women's Hospital, during which she served as chief resident and earned a medical student teaching award. She then completed her fellowship in Women's Imaging at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

After training, Dr. Phillips joined the staff at Brigham and Women's Hospital and faculty at Harvard Medical School in 2018, where she served as the Medical Director of Ultrasound from 2018-2021 and the Division Chief of Ultrasound, Co-Director of the High-Risk Obstetrical Ultrasound Unit and Radiology Director of the Ultrasound Vascular lab from 2020-2021. In 2019, Dr. Phillips was selected to attend the Brigham Leadership course at Harvard Business School.

She joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 2021 as an Assistant Professor. Interests include first trimester and abdominal ultrasound, infertility, mentoring and leadership development.

Section: Body Imaging



Phillips CH, Malone FE, Biederman L, Siedlecki A, Benson CB, Frates MC. Clinical significance of renal transplant urothelial thickening identified at sonography. J Ultrasound Med. 2021 Oct;40(10):2173-2179. PMID: 33368445  

Doubilet PM, Phillips CH, Durfee SM, Benson CB. Fourfold Improved Odds of a Good Outcome Once a Yolk Sac is Seen in Early Pregnancy. J Ultrasound Med. 2022 Feb 28. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35225369. 

Phillips CH, Guo Y, Strachowski L, Jha P, Reinhold C, Andreotti A. The Ovarian/Adnexal Reporting and Data System for Ultrasound: From Standardized Terminology to Optimal Risk Assessment and Management. CARJ. 2022. In press. 

Doubilet PM, Phillips CH, Durfee SM, Benson CB. First-Trimester Prognosis When an Early Gestational Sac is Seen on Ultrasound Imaging: Logistic Regression Prediction ModelJ Ultrasound Med [print-electronic]. 2021 Mar; 40(3): 541-50. PMID: 32780427, DOI: 10.1002/jum.15430, ISSN: 1550-9613.

Phillips CH, Benson CB, Durfee SM, Heller HT, Doubilet PM. "Pseudogestational Sac" and Other 1980s-Era Concepts in Early First-Trimester Ultrasound: Are They Still Relevant Today?J Ultrasound Med [print-electronic]. 2020 Aug; 39(8): 1547-51. PMID: 32045016, DOI: 10.1002/jum.15243, ISSN: 1550-9613.

Magudia K, Laur O, Robinson-Weiss C, Sahu S, Leonard D, Phillips CH, Smith SE. Women in Radiology: Obtaining Departmental Sponsorship and Building a Sustainable Organization Led by ResidentsJ Am Coll Radiol [print-electronic]. 2020 Mar; 17(3): 441-3. PMID: 31843347, PII: S1546-1440(19)31297-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacr.2019.11.011, ISSN: 1558-349X.

George E, Phillips CH, Shah N, Lewis-O'Connor A, Rosner B, Stoklosa HM, Khurana B. Radiologic Findings in Intimate Partner ViolenceRadiology [print-electronic]. 2019 Apr; 291(1): 62-9. PMID: 30720401, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2019180801, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Benson CB, Phillips CHTranslabial US Assessment of Midurethral Slings: Providing Clarity on a Stressful Situation [editorial]Radiology [print-electronic]. 2018 Dec; 289(3): 728-9. PMID: 30106338, DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2018181536, ISSN: 1527-1315.

Matalon SA, Howard SA, Gaviola GC, Johnson OW, Phillips CH, Smith SE, Mayo-Smith WW. Customized Residency Leadership Tracks: A Review of What Works, What We're Doing and Ideas for the FutureCurr Probl Diagn Radiol [print-electronic]. 2018 Nov; 47(6): 359-63. PMID: 29397267, PII: S0363-0188(17)30248-7, DOI: 10.1067/j.cpradiol.2017.12.006, ISSN: 1535-6302.

Phillips CH, Wortman JR, Ginsburg ES, Sodickson AD, Doubilet PM, Khurana B. First-trimester emergencies: a radiologist's perspectiveEmerg Radiol [print-electronic]. 2018 Feb; 25(1): 61-72. PMID: 28948411, PII: 10.1007/s10140-017-1556-9, DOI: 10.1007/s10140-017-1556-9, ISSN: 1438-1435.

Kovtun KA, Yeo WP, Phillips CH, Viswanathan A, Baldini EH. Ovary-Sparing Radiation Planning Techniques Can Achieve Ovarian Dose Reduction for Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Buttock and ThighSarcoma [print-electronic]. 2017; 2017: 2796925. PMID: 29311758, PMCID: PMC5624159, DOI: 10.1155/2017/2796925, ISSN: 1357-714X.

Phillips CH, Keraliya AR, Shinagare AB, Ramaiya NH, Tirumani SH. Update on the imaging of malignant perivascular epithelioid cell tumors (PEComas)Abdom Radiol (NY). 2016 Feb; 41(2): 368-76. PMID: 26867923, PII: 10.1007/s00261-015-0568-8, DOI: 10.1007/s00261-015-0568-8, ISSN: 2366-0058.

Phillips CH, Benson CB, Ginsburg ES, Frates MC. Comparison of uterine and tubal pathology identified by transvaginal sonography, hysterosalpingography, and hysteroscopy in female patients with infertilityFertil Res Pract. 2015; 1: 20. PMID: 28620525, PMCID: PMC5424419, PII: 12, DOI: 10.1186/s40738-015-0012-3, ISSN: 2054-7099.

Panelli DM, Phillips CH, Brady PC. Incidence, diagnosis and management of tubal and nontubal ectopic pregnancies: a reviewFertil Res Pract. 2015; 1: 15. PMID: 28620520, PMCID: PMC5424401, PII: 9008, DOI: 10.1186/s40738-015-0008-z, ISSN: 2054-7099.

Adduci AJ, Phillips CH, Harvin H. Prospective diagnosis of marginal ulceration following Roux-en-Y gastric bypass with computed tomographyRadiol Case Rep. 2015; 10(2): 1063. PMID: 27398113, PMCID: PMC4921186, PII: S1930-0433(16)30023-1, PII: 1063, DOI: 10.2484/rcr.v10i2.1063, ISSN: 1930-0433.

Tomycz L, Bansal NK, Hawley CR, Goddard TL, Ayad MJ, Mericle RA. "Real-world" comparison of non-invasive imaging to conventional catheter angiography in the diagnosis of cerebral aneurysmsSurg Neurol Int [print-electronic]. 2011; 2: 134. PMID: 22059129, PMCID: PMC3205496, PII: SNI-2-134, DOI: 10.4103/2152-7806.85607, ISSN: 2152-7806.

Ghaghada KB, Colen RR, Hawley CR, Patel N, Mukundan S. Liposomal contrast agents in brain tumor imagingNeuroimaging Clin N Am. 2010 Aug; 20(3): 367-78. PMID: 20708552, PII: S1052-5149(10)00049-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.nic.2010.05.001, ISSN: 1557-9867.