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Surgery / Pediatric Surgery

Patrick A. Dillon, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Surgery
Division of Pediatric Surgery
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Program Director, Pediatric Surgery Fellowship Program


Specialty Areas
Pediatric Surgery
Pediatric General Surgery

Patients Seen At
Medical Building Three
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
1020 N. Mason Road, Suite 110
Creve Coeur, MO  63141
314-454-6022
Fax:   314-454-2442
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St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, 1st Floor, Suite A
St Louis, MO  63110
314-454-6022
Fax:   314-454-2442
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Mailing Address
St Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Suite 5S60
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Pediatric surgery, head and neck lesions, lymphangioma, newborn disorders, congenital anomalies, laparoscopic surgery, thoracoscopic surgery, mediastinal lesions, congenital and acquired lesions of lung and trachea, surgical oncology, sarcomas, Wilm's, neuroblastoma, gastrointestinal disorders, Hirschsprung's disease, ano-rectal disorders, burn management, trauma management, groin hernias, hydroceles, undescended testes

Board Certification
Surgery -- Certified
Pediatric Surgery -- Certified
Advanced Trauma Life Support -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Political Science, Brown University, Providence, RI, 1983
Medical Degree: Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., 1988
Residency: Surgery, Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1993
Chief Residency: Surgery, Barnes Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1994
Senior Residency: Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, 1995
Chief Residency: Pediatric Surgery, Johns Hopkins Hospital, John Hopkins School of Medicine, 1996
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2010-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
Listed in Americas Top Doctors, 2007-2012 (Castle Connolly Ltd.)

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Dillon PA. Congenital hyperinsulinism. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2013 Jun.

Bucher BT, Warner BW, Dillon PA. Antibiotic prophylaxis and the prevention of surgical site infection. Curr Opin Pediatr 2011.

Bucher BT, Guth RM, Elward AM, Hamilton NA, Dillon PA, Warner BW, Keller MS. Risk factors and outcomes of surgical site infection in children. J Am Coll Surg 2011.

Muenzer JT, Jaffe DM, Schwulst SJ, Dixon DJ, Schierding WS, Li Q, MacMillan SK, Oppedal D, Warner BW, Dillon PA, Lin N, Checchia PA, Cobb JP. Evidence for a novel blood RNA diagnostic for pediatric appendicitis: the riboleukogram. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 May.

Bucher BT, Seigel J, Rosenblum E, Nesslein C, Keswani S, Foglia RP, Dillon PA, Warner BW, Keller MS. A pediatric acute wound service: a novel approach in wound management. J Ped Surg 2010; Jan.

Wadhwani SI, Turmelle YP, Nagy R, Lowell J, Dillon P, Shephered RW. Prolonged neonatal jaundice and the diagnosis of biliary atresia: a single-center analysis of trends in age at diagnosis and outcomes. Ped 2008.

Vachharajani AJ, Dillon PA, Mathur AM. Outcomes in neonatal gastroschisis: an institutional experience. Am J Perinatol 2007.

Shindel AW, Rollins M, Dillon PA, Austin PF. Bladder injury from a shard of glass. Journal of Trauma. 2006.

Oberhelman AP, Herman TE, McAlister WH, Keating JP, Rollins MD, Dillon PA. CT manifestations of ileal dysgenesis. Pediatric Radiology. 2007;37(2):209-212. Epub 2006 Nov 9.

Dillon PA, Foglia RP. Complications associated with an implantable vascular access device. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2006.

Kelleher CM, Metze SL, Dillon PA, Mychaliska GB, Keshen TH, Foglia RP. Unsafe at any speed--kids riding all-terrain vehicles. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2005.

Chen LE, Snyder AK, Minkes RK, Dillon PA, Foglia RP. Trauma stat and trauma minor: are we making the call appropriately? Pediatric Emergency Care. 2004.

Snyder AK, Chen LE, Foglia RP, Dillon PA, Minkes RK. An analysis of pediatric gunshot wounds treated at a Level I pediatric trauma center. Journal of Trauma. 2003.

Desai KM, Dorward IG, Minkes RK, Dillon PA. Blunt duodenal injuries in children. Journal of Trauma. 2003.

Chen LE, Langer JC, Dillon PA, Foglia RP, Huddleston CB, Mendeloff EN, Minkes RK. Management of late-stage parapneumonic empyema. Journal of Pediatric Surgery. 2002.


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