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Stephanus Philip, MD, FAAP

Medical Director of Advisory Services

Stephanus (Steve) Philip went to medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and did a combined Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency Program at Indiana University initially thinking that he would go into primary care. However he took an unexpected career detour into academic hospitalist medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine, which turned into a more extended career as an academic hospitalist at Ventura County Medical Center (VCMC), although he dabbled in primary care. While at VCMC he developed an interest in efficient hospital care, and became the Medical Director of Utilization Management. He later moved on to building a hospitalist program at Santa Paula Hospital with Apogee Physicians, and then moved to St John's Regional Medical Center as the assistant program director with Sound Physicians. Still pursuing efficient and more coordinated patient care from the community perspective, he now works as the Medical Director of Advisory Services over Dignity Health St. John's Regional Medical Center in Oxnard and St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital in Camarillo.