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Ellen DeAnne Dillavou, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

Education and Training

  • Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Surgery, University of Pittsburgh, 2002 - 2004
  • General Surgery Residency, Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, 1996 - 2002
  • M.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine, 1996
  • B.A., Macalester College, 1991

Publications

Gombert, Alexander, Ellen Dillavou, Ralph D’Agostino, Leah Griffin, Julie M. Robertson, and Mark Eells. “A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials for the reduction of surgical site infection in closed incision management versus standard of care dressings over closed vascular groin incisions.” Vascular 28, no. 3 (June 2020): 274–84. https://doi.org/10.1177/1708538119890960.

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Chang, Bora, Zhifei Sun, Prabath Peiris, Erich S. Huang, Ehsan Benrashid, and Ellen D. Dillavou. “Deep Learning-Based Risk Model for Best Management of Closed Groin Incisions After Vascular Surgery.” J Surg Res, March 17, 2020. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2020.02.012.

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Benrashid, Ehsan, Linda M. Youngwirth, Kimberly Guest, Mitchell W. Cox, Cynthia K. Shortell, and Ellen D. Dillavou. “Negative pressure wound therapy reduces surgical site infections.” J Vasc Surg 71, no. 3 (March 2020): 896–904. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2019.05.066.

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Cline, Brendan C., Shawn M. Gage, James Ronald, Waleska M. Pabon-Ramos, Ellen D. Dillavou, Tony P. Smith, Jeffrey H. Lawson, and Charles Y. Kim. “Treatment of Arm Swelling in Hemodialysis Patients with Ipsilateral Arteriovenous Access and Central Vein Stenosis: Conversion to the Hemodialysis Reliable Outflow Graft versus Stent Deployment.” J Vasc Interv Radiol 31, no. 2 (February 2020): 243–50. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvir.2019.06.010.

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Williams, Zachary F., and Ellen D. Dillavou. “A systematic review of venous stents for iliac and venacaval occlusive disease.” J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 8, no. 1 (January 2020): 145–53. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2019.08.015.

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Bitner, Julie, Ulka Sachdev, Eric S. Hager, and Ellen D. Dillavou. “Standardized care protocol and modifications to electronic medical records to facilitate venous ulcer healing.” J Vasc Surg Venous Lymphat Disord 7, no. 4 (July 2019): 570–76. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvsv.2018.11.009.

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Dillavou, Ellen D., Zhifei Sun, Prabath Peiris, Erich Huang, Ehsan Benrashid, and Bora Chang. “IP145. Deep Learning-Based Risk Model for Best Management of Closed Surgical Incisions Following Vascular Surgery.” In Journal of Vascular Surgery, 69:e149–50. Elsevier BV, 2019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2019.04.196.

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Wagner, Jason K., Ellen Dillavou, Uttara Nag, Adham Abou Ali, Sandra Truong, Rabih Chaer, Eric Hager, Theodore Yuo, Michel Makaroun, and Efthymios D. Avgerinos. “Immediate-access grafts provide comparable patency to standard grafts, with fewer reinterventions and catheter-related complications.” J Vasc Surg 69, no. 3 (March 2019): 883–89. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2018.06.204.

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Wagner, Jason K., Sandra Truong, Rabih Chaer, Ellen Dillavou, Eric Hager, Theodore Yuo, Michel Makaroun, and Efthymios D. Avgerinos. “Current Experience and Midterm Follow-up of Immediate-Access Arteriovenous Grafts.” Ann Vasc Surg 53 (November 2018): 123–27. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.04.036.

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Benrashid, Ehsan, Linda M. Youngwirth, Kimberly Guest, Mitchell W. Cox, Cynthia K. Shortell, and Ellen D. Dillavou. “Negative Pressure Wound Therapy Reduces Surgical Site Infections.” In Journal of Vascular Surgery, 68:e14–15. Elsevier BV, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2018.05.056.

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