Dr. Phillip McAllister


Titles & Roles

Spine Neurosurgeon, Baton Rouge General/Tulane Neurosurgery


Dr. McAllister has a strong professional interest in complex spine surgery. Complex spine surgery includes ankylosing spondylitis, fractures, scoliosis and tumors. He also performs the more well recognized spine surgeries including Microdiscectomy and Microlaminectomy for a herniated disc, and minimally invasive surgeries. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and holds memberships in several professional societies, including the Congress of Neurosurgery, American Academy of Neurological Surgeons, the North American Spine Society, and the Joint Section of Spine and Peripheral Nerves. In addition to complex spine, Dr. McAllister performs brain surgery including head trauma and brain tumors.  He also performs surgery on the peripheral nervous system including carpal tunnel release and ulnar decompression and transpositions.

Dr. McAllister studied Zoology at the University of Georgia where he later received his doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine. He then went on to receive his medical doctorate in 1988 from the Medical College of Georgia. Dr. McAllister completed his internship in 1989 and his residency in Neurological Surgery in 1994 at West Virginia University in Morgantown, West Virginia. Dr. McAllister subsequently completed a joint Orthopedic and Neurosurgery fellowship in spine at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. McAllister served as the Director of Spine Surgery at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan.

Clinical Expertise

  • Degenerative spine diseases
  • Minimally Invasive Spine surgery (including Robotic Spine Surgery)
  • Spinal column tumors
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Spine Fractures
  • Spinal deformity
  • Scoliosis
  • Revision spine surgery


Baton Rouge: (225) 237-1815 (fax a referral to 225-442-5165)