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About Philip Niles
Philip Niles is pursuing his M.D. and M.B.A. degrees at Case Western in Cleveland. He completed his undergraduate magna cum laude in three years as a Trustee’s scholar, and majored in economics. Philip has been living and working in Cleveland for the past 8 years and has pursued several independent projects including: evaluating the economic value of renovating public square, starting an HIV/AIDS testing center in Kenya, working as a supply chain management consultant for ORBIS International, an organization committed to preventing avoidable blindness through the use of its airplane-turned-eye hospital, in the Philippines, Myanmar and Vietnam. Philip was named a Cleveland Clinic Healthcare Management Scholar, and consulted for the Cleveland Clinic Quality and Patient Safety Institute on the costs of postoperative complications. Philip has performed research at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, studying the cost-effectiveness of diagnostic imaging in glaucoma patients, and he delivered a podium presentation at the 2011 meeting of the Association for Research and Vision in Ophthalmology (ARVO). He will begin his ophthalmology residency in July, 2013 at the University of Iowa. Philip is part of the TED2009 Fellow class.
Philip enjoys rebuilding sound systems from the 1970s and 1980s, as well as skiing and traveling. He is also a monster on the foosball table.