Dr. Phillip V. McAllister completed his internship in 1989 and his residency
in Neurological Surgery in 1994 at West Virginia University in Morgantown,
West Virginia. He then went on to complete a joint Orthopedic and Neurosurgery
fellowship in spine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Upon completion, Dr. McAllister served as the Director of Spine Surgery
at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. McAllister has a strong
professional interest in complex spine surgery that includes ankylosing
spondylitis, fractures, scoliosis and tumors. He also performs the more
well recognized spine surgeries including microdisectomy and microlaminectomies
for a herniated disc. He is the only neurosurgeon in the area that has
completed a joint Orthopedic & neurosurgical fellowship in Reconstructive
Spinal Surgery and is board certified by the American Board of Neurological
Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. Dr.
McAllister holds memberships in several professional societies, including
the Congress of Neurosurgery, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons,
the North American Spine Society, and the Joint Section of Spine and Peripheral
Nerves. In addition to complex spine, Dr. McAllister performs brain operations
including those needed to treat head trauma and brain tumors. He also
performs surgery on the peripheral nervous system including carpal tunnel
release and ulnar decompression and transpositions.