Michael Ditillo, DO, FACS, is a clinical associate professor of surgery with the Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma, Critical Care, Burns and Emergency Surgery. He is the director of Geriatric Trauma, Acute Care, and Surgical Critical Care at Banner University Medical Center – Tucson. Additionally, he is the program director of the General Surgery Residency Program and he is the director of the Fellowship in Acute Care Surgery.
Dr. Ditillo earned his undergraduate degree from Long Island University and his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency in general surgery at the Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and was fellowship-trained in trauma and surgical critical care at The R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore.
After finishing his fellowship, Dr. Ditillo served as assistant professor of surgery at the Yale School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital for five years before moving to Pittsburgh. In Pittsburgh, he served as an assistant professor of surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in the Division of Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, and Surgical Critical Care. He was also the director of the Trauma Critical Care Unit, the associate director of the critical care fellowship program, and the assistant residency director of the general surgery fellowship program.
Dr. Ditillo’s clinical interests are in geriatric trauma, post-cardiac arrest hypothermia, coagulopathy in trauma, and hemostatic resuscitation. As director of the Geriatric Trauma Program, he also chairs the annual Fall Prevention Symposium, an educational event including lectures, balance and tai chi classes, and a wellness fair geared toward older adults in the community.
Frailty and geriatric trauma outcomes, post-cardiac arrest hypothermia in surgical/trauma patients, reversal of coagulopathy in trauma, and delirium in trauma and surgical patients.