Patient Care

Rheumatologists are experts in treating arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Rheumatologists are specially trained to diagnose and treat inflammatory diseases of the joints and soft tissues (tendons, ligaments, muscles, and bones), and care for patients with arthritis, gout, tendonitis and a variety of other joint and connective tissue disorders.

Inflammation of the joints, muscles and other soft tissues are caused by wear and tear, infection, or disorders of the immune system, called autoimmune diseases. These latter conditions include rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, polymyositis, polymyalgia rheumatica, and many forms of vasculitis. Recent advancements in understanding the causes of arthritis led to the introduction of new medications that revolutionized the treatment of many debilitating joint diseases.

Our Team

Paul E Phillips, MD

Paul E Phillips, MD
Appointed 03/29/13
8310B Weiskotten Hall
766 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210
315 464-3836

Hospital Campus

Clinical Section Affiliations

  • Medicine: Rheumatology
  • Pediatrics: Rheumatology

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Medicine


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: Columbia Presbyterian, NYC, 1969
  • Residency: Bellevue Hospital Center, NYC, 1967
  • Additional Training: NIH, Bethesda MD, 1965, Research
  • Residency: Roosevelt Hospital, NYC, 1963
  • MD: Albany Medical College, NY, 1962

Clinical Interests

  • Rheumatoid arthritis, SLE, Osteoarthritis.

Research Interests

  • Microbial agents and the pathogenesis of connective tissue diseases

Specialties & Certification

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Costochondritis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dry Eye Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Immune Abnormalities
  • Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
  • Infections of Bones and Joints
  • Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Stenosis
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Lumbosacral Radiculopathy
  • Lyme Disease
  • Mononeuritis multiplex
  • Muscle Cramps and Spasms
  • Neck Spasms
  • Neck Strain
  • Neurogenic Claudication
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis and Dermatomyositis
  • Polymyosits
  • Rheumatic Fever
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica
  • Scleroderma
  • Septic Arthritis
  • Shoulder Bursitis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosis (SLE)
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow
  • Thoracic radiculopathy
  • Trigger Finger


  • Adults and Children


  • Immunization
  • Joint Aspiration

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital
  • Crouse Hospital
  • VA Medical Center


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