Elizabeth J. Phillips, M.D., is John Oates Chair of Clinical Research and a professor of medicine, pharmacology and pathology, microbiology and immunology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is also director of the Centre for Clinical Pharmacology and Infectious Diseases at the Institute for Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Murdoch University. She is an international expert on drug hypersensitivity syndromes. Her lab explores the development of genetic, molecular and cellular signals to predict and prevent severe life-threatening adverse drug reactions. She also directs a clinical service treating patients with these reactions.