Dr. Susan Phillips is an assistant professor in the UCSD Department of Pediatrics, and works both as a basic researcher in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Henry and as a clinician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the Veterans Administration Medical Center.
Before joining UCSD in 2001, Dr. Phillips completed a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Following her clinical training, she completed a basic research fellowship in diabetes within the Diabetes Branch of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Disorders at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Phillips is a member of the Lawson-Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association.
Dr. Phillips’ current research involves a translational approach to the study of obesity, specifically fat hormones and their influence on the body's response to insulin.
Phillips, S.A., Kung, J., Ciaraldi, T.P., Choe, C., Christiansen, L., Mudaliar, S. and Henry, R.R. "Selective Regulation of Cellular and Secreted Multimeric Adiponectin by Anti-Diabetic Therapies in Humans." AJP Endocrinology and Metabolism, Accepted July 2009
Savu, M., Phillips, S.A., Ciaraldi, T.P., and Henry, R.R. "Response Of Adiponectin And Its Receptors To Changes In Metabolic State after Gastric Bypass Surgery: Dissociation Between Adipose Tissue Expression and Circulating Levels. Surg. Obes Relat Dis.:5(2):172-180, 2009. Epub 2008 Aug 22
Phillips, S.A. Ciaraldi, T.P., Oh, D.K., Savu-Smith, M.K., and Henry, R.R. "Adiponectin Secretion and Response to Pioglitazone is Depot Dependent in Cultured Adipose Tissue. Am. J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Oct;295(4):E842-50. Epub 2008 Jul 29
Aroda, V.R., Ciaraldi, T.P., Burke, P., Mudaliar, S., Clopton, P., Phillips, S.A., Chang, J.R., and Henry, R.R. "Metabolic and Hormonal Changes Induced by Pioglitazone in Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial." JCEM. 2009 Feb;94(2):469-76. Epub 2008 Nov 4