Susan E. Phillips

Director of Public Affairs

Washington D.C.

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 1300 South
Washington, DC 20004
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B.S., Indiana University-Bloomington, Bloomington, Indiana
M.A., University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, Public Administration

Susan E. Phillips

Director of Public Affairs

Susan E. Phillips is Director of Public Affairs at Clark Hill.  Previously, Susan served 16 years as Senior Vice President for Public Affairs and Secretary of the Board for PENN Medicine.  A $6 billion enterprise, PENN Medicine comprises both the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Penn’s Health System.  In these roles, she managed internal and external communications, media, government and community relations, Trustee governance and public policy and served as spokesperson on various critical matters.

Prior to that, Susan spent three years at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, first as Vice President and Dean for External Relations, then as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. At Mount Sinai, she was responsible for the development of a strategic plan for research which led to planning of an innovative Institute for Translational Research (ITR). During her 10 years at the University of Chicago Hospitals, Susan led marketing, government and public affairs where she was responsible for award winning publications as well as highly successful marketing and lobbying campaigns.  She has also worked in similar capacities at the City of Hope National Medical Center and Beckman Research Institute in California, and led health care policy efforts for private markets for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association in Washington, D.C.  Susan began her health care career at the Federal Department of Health and Human Services focusing on Medicare and Medicaid administration. 

Susan earned a B.S. degree in political science at Indiana University and a master’s degree in public administration at the University of Southern California. She is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.