Dr. Ray E. Phillips
The writer of these historical novels and medical texts is Dr. Raymond Phillips of Kent Lakes in New York. He is a physician who has practiced medicine for many years in Sleepy Hollow, New York. A graduate of Yale Medical School, Dr. Phillips trained in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins and New York-Cornell Hospital. While serving in the United States Air Force, he was stationed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the Aero-Space Research and Development Section, performing Dynamic Stress Testing on candidates for the astronaut program.
Afterwards, throughout a long career in hospital and community health care, he worked in academic medicine as an Associate Professor at New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center. In addition, he has been active in international medicine as Director of Medical Exchange International, a non-profit organization conducting global projects in underserved countries, most recently in Nepal. He has always been an enthusiastic hiker, paddler, and sailor with a keen fascination for the endless marvels of the outdoors. As a result of these longtime pursuits and interest in history, he conducted many adult education courses on the History of the Hudson River and, recently, presented talks as a ‘doctor’ in the American Revolutionary War.
The medical writing has focused on making complex scientific subjects more comprehensible for the clinician. The novels, for readers of all ages, have served as a venue for integrating history and nature into compelling stories about people of long ago.
(Despite the untimely death of Dr. Phillips in 2021, his website will be continued and maintained by Quill Publications, LLC.)