Phillip Stephens is an award winning author of non-fiction books.
With an academic Doctorate in Health Science (DHSc), Stephens teaches subjects such as research methodology & evidence based medicine to doctoral level students at several University systems. He has practiced Emergency Medicine as a Physician Assistant since 1990. He currently is the Chief Executive Officer of Carolina Acute Care & Wellness Center, P.A., which is a growing Family Medicine facility.
He is the coauthor of the emergency medicine reference book, "The Inside Edge" published by Wolters Kluwer and translated into both English & Spanish editions.
Aside from professional & writing interests, Stephens is a 5th Degree Black Belt in Ketsugo Do Jujutsu.
In 2002, Stephens won the Sport Karate Amateur International (SKIL) World Championship Self-Defense Division held in Panama City, Florida. In 2003, he was the Silver Medalist in the Self-Defense Division of the National Black Belt League (NBL) during the World Championships held in Houston, Texas after a perfect season of 10 First Place wins on the East Coast. He holds other state & regional titles sanctioned by the SKIL, NBL and Martial Arts Tournament Tour (MATT).
In 2013, Stephens was appointed by the State of North Carolina to serve as a Commissioner with the NC Boxing & Combat Sports Commission, which regulates combat sports including boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA). Former Boxing Heavyweight World Champion James "Bonecrusher" Smith was the first chairman of this commission.
His book, "Winning Fights: 12 Proven Principles for Winning on the Street, in the Ring, at Life" is published by YMAA Publishing.
He also has other published works such as his Christian Fiction debut, "The Fifth Dimension."
Winning Fights: 12 Proven Principles for Winning on the Street, in the Ring, At Life
Extensively researched, focusing on 2,500 years of proven fighting principles originating from Eastern concepts & proceeding through the modern era.
Rather than another book on technique, which change & adapt with time, the work is about enduring principles, which are timeless.
Kirkus Reviews refers to the work as in the tradition of a modern day Sun Tzu.
The Fifth Dimension2020
Winning Elections: Behind Enemy Lines with the GOP2020
The Future of Liberalism: A Handbook of Successful Liberal Ideas2020
Emergency Medicine: The Inside Edge2018
Awards and Recognition
- USA Best Book Award Finalist for "Winning Fights: 12 Proven Principles for Winning on the Street, in the Ring, at Life."
Press and Media Mentions
- Kirkus Reviews: "A clear and strongly worded fighting manual in the long tradition of Sun Tzu."
- Goodreads: "Winning Fights focuses on 2,500 years of proven fighting principles originating from Eastern concepts and proceeding to the modern era."
- YMAA: "Winning Fights is based on principles, not techniques."