Greenwich Hospital and Northeast Medical Group physician, Philip J. McWhorter, MD, has announced that he will retire on Nov. 30 after more than four decades as a surgeon, leader and mentor.
Dr. McWhorter began his 44-year medical career in July 1977 at Greenwich Hospital as an attending surgeon. He became chief of surgery in the 1990s and remains in that role to this day.
Throughout his career, he served on almost every medical and administrative committee including appointments as the chief of the medical staff for three terms and the Greenwich Hospital Board of Trustees for nine years.
“Greenwich Hospital is extremely grateful to Dr. McWhorter for his surgical expertise and the compassion he has shown to his patients,” said Diane Kelly, DNP, RN, president. “We will miss him and wish he and his family all the best on this new chapter in his life.”
In 2019, Dr. McWhorter received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Fairfield County Business Journal for his devotion to providing quality patient care and mentoring the next generation of surgeons, including his son, Peter McWhorter, MD. He is a consummate professional who is willing to come in at all hours to perform surgery, relieve a tired colleague or provide advice during a particularly complex case.
Dr. McWhorter, who grew up on apple farm in Washington County, NY, has always been one to excel. He graduated in 1969 from St. Lawrence University, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the nation’s oldest academic honorary society, and a member of Omicron Delta Kappa, the national leadership honor society. He was a star athlete (football, basketball and baseball) and was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame. A 1973 graduate of Cornell University Medical College, he completed his surgical residency and fellowship at New York Hospital and
Dr. McWhorter lives in Greenwich with Linda, his wife of 55 years. The couple has three children and six grandchildren.