Meet the provider: Philip Ross, M.D.
March 13, 2022
Philip Ross, D.O., Department of Neurology, joined Wayne Health in March 2021. His special interests include neurocritical care, neurotrauma, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial pressure changes, stroke, and status epilepticus. He also has direct interest in the long-term outcomes of patients after being hospitalized in the neuro ICU. He treats veterans at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and is working with spinal cord injury, neurology, and stroke clinics.
Dr. Ross attended Tennesse Wesleyan College (now University) in Athens, TN for his undergraduate degree and Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (DCOM) in Harrogate, TN. He completed his neurocritical care fellowship at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan in 2021 under the direction of Dr. Riad Ramadan, M.D. and Dr. Mohamed Rehman, D.O.
Dr. Ross believes his liberal arts education along with his osteopathic education shaped him primarily in how he views his patients and treats them clinically and relationally on a day-to-day basis. He gained a solid perspective of the man and doctor he wanted to be through his relationships and his time spent at Tennessee Wesleyan. At DCOM he learned how to apply the practice of medicine and found that the specialty of neurology fit him best to help meet people in need. He learned from his professors at both undergraduate and medical school that dedication to working hard, building trust with your patients, and remaining humble are essential to providing quality care in any setting or situation. Dr. Ross chose neurology because he loves the complexity and challenges it brings.
Dr. Ross wants his patients to know that his faith defines who he is as a person. He became a doctor to serve those who are less fortunate and in need. He seeks to bring consistent, compassionate and comprehensive care to all his patients. As he continues in his journey as a physician, he hopes that each day he can teach his patients something new and bring them hope. Also, that each day he works with them they help him learn something new about himself, and how he can be a better clinician and health care provider. Dr. Ross’s patients have taught him that no matter how many times he may have seen a patient present with a specific neurological disease or complaint that it will never be fully the same twice. Disease does not read medical textbooks or journals. It is his patients who are the essence of learning how to better treat and manage neurological diseases. Neurology is unique in that patients’ clinical exams dictate their treatment and management many times. He has seen tremendous resilience in his patients. It is their will to continue that has taught him to remain steadfast in trying to give his best each day.
So far in his career, Dr. Ross is most proud of passing his neurocritical care boards and the relationships he has built so far with his colleagues, residents, staff and patients.
In his free time, Dr. Ross enjoys watching Tennessee Vols football, golfing, fishing, hunting, going to church and spending time with his wife and daughter.
To request an appointment with Dr. Ross, visit our appointments page.