Philip Ostrov, MD, MS

Neurosurgery Resident

Department of Neurological Surgery

225 Abraham Flexner Way 

Philip joins us from Chicago where he received his medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2022. Philip also completed his Master of Science in Physiology in 2017 at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to this, he completed his Bachelor of Science with honors in Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2016. 

During his undergraduate training, Philip was admitted into the Iron Shield Society. He was the recipient of multiple awards, including the Honors Letters & Science summer research grant and the Walter Pancoe Leadership Award. Philip was active in the campus film committee, running several film festivals including the LGBTQ “Reel Love” film festival. During his senior year, he was hired as the Vice President of Internal Relations for the Wisconsin Union, overseeing all student volunteer activities and grant allocations. 

Philip graduated medical school as a James Scholar, an honors research track for physician scientists, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. During his training, Philip was active in several facets of neurosurgery research, including spine biomechanics, perioperative outcomes, and innovation in neurosurgical technology. He was the president of the Chicago Street Medicine UIC organization, overseeing medical and resource allocation operations. There, he received a Craig Research Fellowshipfor his work evaluating optimal patient care on the streets of Chicago for the chronically unsheltered homeless population. Philip worked as an anatomy teaching assistant throughout medical school and continues to enjoy teaching as a resident physician. 

His interests outside of medicine include movies, outdoor running, rock climbing, and trying new restaurants.