Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Peter Dillon, MD

Peter Dillon, MD

Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, Penn State College of Medicine
John A. and Marian T. Waldhausen Professor, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Disease Teams:
Pediatric Cancer

Research Interests

  • Pediatrics
  • Child
  • Therapeutics
  • Surgeons
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Quality Improvement
  • Neoplasms
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation
  • Newborn Infant
  • Lung
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias

Recent Publications


Shen, C, Gu, D, Klein, R, Zhou, S, Shih, YCT, Tracy, T, Soybel, D & Dillon, P 2020, 'Factors Associated With Hospital Decisions to Purchase Robotic Surgical Systems', MDM Policy and Practice, vol. 5, no. 1.


APSA Board of Governors 2019, 'Firearm injuries and children: Position statement of the American pediatric surgical association', Pediatrics, vol. 144, no. 1, e20183058.


Valenziano, KB, Glod, SA, Jia, S, Belser, A, Brazell, B, Dellasega, C, Duncan, L, Farnan, M, Haidet, P, Phillips, J, Wolpaw, D & Dillon, PW 2018, 'An Interprofessional Curriculum to Advance Relational Coordination and Professionalism in Early-Career Practitioners', MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources, vol. 14.


Kulaylat, AN, Qin, D, Sun, SX, Hollenbeak, CS, Schubart, JR, Aboud, AJ, Flemming, DJ, Bollard, ER, Dillon, PW & Han, DC 2017, 'Aligning perceptions of mistreatment among incoming medical trainees', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 208, pp. 151-157.
Kulaylat, AN, Qin, D, Sun, SX, Hollenbeak, CS, Schubart, JR, Aboud, AJ, Flemming, DJ, Dillon, PW, Bollard, ER & Han, DC 2017, 'Perceptions of mistreatment among trainees vary at different stages of clinical training', BMC medical education, vol. 17, no. 1, 14.
Kulaylat, AN, Rocourt, DV, Tsai, AY, Martin, KL, Engbrecht, BW, Santos, MC, Cilley, RE, Hollenbeak, CS & Dillon, PW 2018, 'Understanding readmissions in children undergoing surgery: A pediatric NSQIP analysis', Journal of pediatric surgery, vol. 53, no. 7, pp. 1280-1287.


Kulaylat, AN, Rocourt, DV, Podany, AB, Engbrecht, BW, Twilley, M, Santos, MC, Cilley, RE, Hollenbeak, CS & Dillon, PW 2017, 'Costs of Clostridium difficile infection in pediatric operations: A propensity score–matching analysis', Surgery (United States), vol. 161, no. 5, pp. 1376-1386.
Kulaylat, AN, Engbrecht, BW, Rocourt, DV, Rinaldi, JM, Santos, MC, Cilley, RE, Hollenbeak, CS & Dillon, PW 2016, 'Measuring Surgical Site Infections in Children: Comparing Clinical, Electronic, and Administrative Data', Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 222, no. 5, pp. 823-830.
Wilson, MZ, Dillon, PW, Stewart, DB & Hollenbeak, CS 2016, 'Timing of postoperative infections after colectomy: evidence from NSQIP', American Journal of Surgery, vol. 212, no. 5, pp. 844-850.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)