Posted on Jun 8, 2022

It is with extreme sadness that we report that we have lost one of our own JRGOS members due to gun violence! Dr. Preston J. Phillips, a revered Orthopaedic Surgeon at St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was senselessly gunned down along with his orthopaedic surgeon colleague, receptionist, and patient on June 1,2022. The community of Black orthopaedic surgeons is small, and Dr. Phillips was a friend, mentor, and colleague to many in our organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Dr. Phillips’ and the families of the other victims at this very difficult time.