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 Society for Vascular Surgery® Announces Election of Ellen Dillavou, MD, of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as a Distinguished Fellow

August 1, 2011     Contact: Sue Crosson-Knutson       312-334-2311
CHICAGO – The Society for Vascular Surgery® (SVS) elected Ellen Dillavou, MD, as a Distinguished Fellow during their Vascular Annual Meeting® held June 16-18, 2011 in Chicago.

The designation of Distinguished Fellow is bestowed upon an active, international, or senior member of the Society for Vascular Surgery who has made substantial, sustained contributions in two of three categories – research, service, or education. The application process requires three letters of support from SVS Distinguished Fellows. 

An Associate Professor of Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Dillavou is also the Chief of Vascular Services at Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh. She is board certified in both vascular and general surgery. She maintains membership in six medical societies.

Dr. Dillavou is currently on the teaching staff at the following Pittsburgh hospitals: UPMC Mercy, UPMC Passavent, UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Shadyside, UPMC St. Margaret’s, and VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System.
She is also a consultant at St. Clair Hospital and at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. A key reviewer for the Journal of Vascular Surgery®, Dr. Dillavou has authored or served as contributing author on 33 articles and has presented medical information at 28 meetings of healthcare professionals.

Educated at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Dillavou received her medical general surgery internship and residency and research fellowship at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and her vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Hospitals.
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