Philip G. Lindsay

Philip Gaylord Lindsay (1937 – 2017) was an American physician and psychiatrist.

Dr Lindsay, board certified in internal medicine and psychiatry, was in private practice for over 40 years—always in suit or jacket and bow tie. Central to the development of a psychiatric service at Valley Medical Center and then to the psychiatry ICU at Providence Hospital, Seattle

Distinguished physician, nature photographer, ornithologist, sculptor and artist. Dr Lindsay is remembered eponymously for Lindsay nails (1967)


  • Born 21 January 1937
  • 1955 – Auburn Academy, Washington
  • 1959 – BS in Zoology at Walla Walla College, Washington
  • 1963 – MD, Lorna Linda University, California
  • 1964 – Internship at Los Angeles County General Hospital
  • 1966 -1968 – Captain, United States Air Force, Tinker AFB
  • 1971 – 2003 Assistant clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Sciences, University of Washington
  • 1973 – Founder of psychiatry inpatients services, Valley General Hospital
  • 1977 – Founder of psychiatry inpatients services, Providence Medical Center
  • 1992-1994 Chairman, Department of psychiatry, Providence Medical Center, Seattle
  • Died 3 September 2017

Medical Eponyms

Lindsay nails (1967)

Lindsay nails (Half-and-Half nails)

Major Publications



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