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Board Certified in General Surgery

Specializing in Breast Surgical Oncology

A native Georgian, Dr. Rogsbert F. Phillips-Reed is a general surgeon and fellow of the American College of Surgeons specializing in breast surgery. She graduated from Columbia University School of Physicians and Surgeons in 1977 and in 1982 became the second woman and first African-American woman to successfully complete Emory University’s surgical program.

Dr. Phillips-Reed heads Metro Surgical Associates, a community-based surgical practice with offices in downtown Atlanta and Lithonia, Georgia. For over 30 years she has practiced medicine in metropolitan Atlanta area, dedicating her professional career to serving women diagnosed with breast cancer. Hospital affiliations include Emory University Hospital at Midtown and DeKalb Medical Center.

A pioneering physician, Dr. Phillips-Reed remains at the forefront of breast cancer research and has participated in many clinical trials that have impacted how we treat breast cancer today.

Achievements and Community Service

Dr. Phillips-Reed’s achievements are vast. She has received scores of awards and honors that attest to her professional excellence and reputation as a first-rate physician. Respected by her peers, she is considered as being among the top breast cancer care doctors in the U.S. She is widely known for her excellent patient care, commitment to community service, and passion for her work in the fight against breast cancer.

In 1989, Dr. Phillips-Reed founded Sisters By Choice (SBC), a non-profit organization that began as a breast cancer support group committed to educating, counseling, and providing support to breast cancer patients and their families. Since its inception, SBC has evolved into an organization that has provided a myriad of services to low income and minority communities throughout metro Atlanta area.

Sisters By Choice also has an ongoing program that provides complete breast cancer screening services for women living in shelters and women who are uninsured. This organization works with other breast cancer organizations throughout the community to help fight breast cancer.

Realizing there are health disparities surrounding access to quality breast care in rural Georgia, Dr. Phillips-Reed has begun an initiative to address this disparity by developing a mobile breast clinic that will travel throughout rural Georgia, reaching women who would not have quality breast care because of lack of resources and lack of access to health services. This will be a full-service breast clinic providing screening and diagnostic services along with some treatment services.

Educating the Next Generation

Dr. Phillips-Reed provides internship programs for high school and college students who are interested in the medical profession. She enjoys teaching and feels it is a responsibility of all doctors to mentor and help the next generation of health care professionals learn the art of medicine and pass on the knowledge of breast surgery.

A clinical professor within the Department of Surgery at Morehouse School of Medicine, Dr. Phillips-Reed also partners with Graduate Medical Consultant Group and Graduate Education of Atlanta to teach and train medical students from a number of medical schools in the UK and Caribbean: St. Christopher College of Medicine in Luton, Bedfordshire (UK); St. Matthew’s School of Medicine in Grand Cayman; Ross University School of Medicine in the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies; University of Sint Eustatius in the Netherland Antilles; and University of Medicine and Health Sciences in St. Kitts, West Indies. Students are able to obtain hands-on experience in a highly professional setting under Dr. Phillips-Reed’s personal tutelage.  

Personal Interests

Over the years, Dr. Phillips-Reed has served on several community service boards and various healthcare committees, and she is actively involved in clinical trials and research projects.

Electing not to limit her work to the United States, Dr. Phillips-Reed has carried the breast cancer fight to the former Soviet Union (Republic of Georgia), Antigua in the Leeward Islands, and, as a member of Zenzala, was part of a missionary team to South Africa.

She is married to Junius Reed and enjoys traveling and playing golf. She also loves spending time with family and friends.


  • Internship and Residency: Emory University Hospital, Atlanta, GA
  • Medical School: Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Breast Surgeons
  • American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • Society of Surgical Oncology
  • American Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Association of Women Surgeons
  • American Society of Breast Disease
  • Georgia Surgical Society

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The American Society of Breast Surgeons American College of Surgeons Society of Surgical Oncology The American Board of Surgery