Phil Febbo

Phil Febbo, MD

Chair, Governance Committee

Phil Febbo, MD, was appointed as Chief Medical Officer of Illumina in March 2018. In this role, he is responsible for developing and executing the Company’s medical strategy to drive genomic testing into healthcare practice. Dr. Febbo has a successful track record of translational research, clinical excellence, and for embedding molecular insights into clinical care.

Immediately before joining Illumina, Dr. Febbo served as CMO of Genomic Health. Prior to his five years at Genomic Health, Dr. Febbo was a Professor of Medicine and Urology at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where his laboratory focused on using genomics to understand the biology and clinical behavior of prostate cancer, and his clinical practice focused on genitourinary oncology.

Before joining the faculty of UCSF as an associate professor in 2010, Dr. Febbo worked at Duke University Medical Center’s Institute of Genome Sciences and Policy. He completed his internal medicine residency at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and his fellowship in oncology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. After which he was an Attending Physician in the Genitourinary Oncology Center at Dana-Farber, Instructor at Harvard Medical School, and a post-doctoral fellow in Dr. Todd Golub's laboratory at Dana-Farber, as well as the Whitehead Institute Center for Genomic Research of MIT (now the Broad Institute). Throughout his career, Dr. Febbo has served as a primary investigator for the Translational Research Program of The Alliance, an NCI-supported cooperative group, where his work focused on incorporating biomarkers into large clinical trials. He holds a bachelor's degree in Biology from Dartmouth College and a medical degree from UCSF. 

Dr. Febbo joined the Reagan-Udall Foundation for the FDA Board of Directors in 2021.