Dr. Ayers received his Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Mississippi. Dr. Ayers is currently employed by Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, MS. He is a clinical specialist in nutrition support and serves the Department of Pharmacy as Chief of Clinical Pharmacy Services. Dr. Ayers is a Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi. Phil is currently serving the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN) on the Board of Directors as Vice President and is Past Chair of the ASPEN Parenteral Nutrition Safety Committee. Phil is a member of the USP Compounding Committee and Chair of the Parenteral Nutrition Subcommittee. Dr. Ayers was awarded the ASPEN Excellence in Nutrition Support Education Award, 2011 and the ASPEN. Stanley Serlick Award for Parenteral Nutrition Safety in 2016. Phil was named a Fellow by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in 2012. He holds membership in American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP), American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Mississippi Society of Health System Pharmacists (MSHP), Mississippi Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (MSPEN) and the Mississippi Pharmacists Association (MPhA).