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Areti Tillou, MD

Trauma Surgery
Accepting new patients

About

I am a full time academic surgeon, board certified in Surgey and Surgical Critical Care, specializing in Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. In the Department of Surgery, I serve as the Vice Chair for Education. and the founding Director of the UCLA Department of Surgery Accredited Education Institute (AEI), which is part of the Center for the Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology (CASIT). Additional responsibilities include serving as an Assistant Designated Institutional Official of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. I currently serve as the Southern California State Chair of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.

Languages

Greek, English

Education

Medical Board Certifications

Surgery, American Board of Surgery, 2003
Surgical Critical Care, American Board of Surgery, 2003

Fellowships

LAC + USC Medical Center, 2003
Tulane University School of Medicine, 2001

Residency

Baylor College of Medicine (MD Only), 2000

Internships

Baylor College of Medicine (MD Only), 1996
Baylor College of Medicine (MD Only), 1995

Degree

University of Athens Medical School, MD, 1989

Recognitions

  • Golden Scalpel Award for Teaching Excellence, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA June
  • UCLA Health System Teaching Humanism at the Bedside Award, University of California Los Angeles, CA
  • Award for Excellence in Education from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, CA
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Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center

Research

Interests

Research interests focus on multidisciplinary and interprofessional team training, curriculum design and innovation, and trauma / acute care surgery outcomes.

Publications

  1. Lewis CE, Peacock W, Tillou A, Hines J, Hiatt, J. A Novel Cadaver-Based Educational Program in General Surgery Training. J Surg Educ. 2012 Nov;69(6):693-8. doi: 0.1016/j.jsurg.2012.06.013. Epub  2012  Aug 2. PMID:23111032
  2. Min L, Burruss S, Morley E, Mody L, Hiatt JR, Cryer H, Ha JK, Tillou A. A simple clinic risk nomogram to predict mortality-associated geriatric complications in severely injured geriatric patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Apr;74(4):1125-32
  3. Tillou A, Kelley-Quon L, Buruss S, Morley E, Cryer H, Cohen M, Min L. Long-term post injury functional recovery: Outcomes of geriatric consultation. JAMA Surg. 2014 Jan 1;149(1):83-9. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2013.4244.
  4. Wagner J, Chen D, Donahue T, Quach C, Hines OJ, Hiatt J, Tillou A. Assessment of Resident Operative Performance Using a Real-time Mobile Web System: Preparing for the Milestone Age. J Surg Educ. 2014 Jul 15. pii: S1931-7204(14)00186-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2014.06.008.
  5. Fullerton Z, Donald GW, Cryer HG, Lewis CE, Cheaito A, Cohen M, Tillou A. Trauma System Overtriage: Are we on track? Am Surg. 2014 Oct;80(10):960-5.
  6. Wagner JP, Tillou A, Nguyen DK, Agopian VG, Hiatt JR, Chen DC. A real-time mobile web-based module promotes bidirectional feedback and improves evaluations of the surgery clerkship. Am JSurg. 2015 Jan;209(1):101-6. doi: 10.1016/j.amjsurg.2014.08.035. Epub 2014 Oct 22.
  7. Min L, Cryer H, Chan CL, Roth C, Tillou A. Quality of Care Delivered Before vs After a Quality-Improvement Intervention for Acute Geriatric Trauma.J Am Coll Surg. 2015 Jan 9. pii: S1072-7515(15)00011-3.
  8. Callahan D, de Virgilio C, Tillou A, DeUgarte DA. Medical student hand preference, perceived dexterity, and impact of handedness on training. J Surg Res. 2016 Jul;204(1):114-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jss.2016.04.046. PMID:27451876
  9. Juo YY, Quach C, Hiatt J, Hines OJ, Tillou A, Burruss S. Comparative Analysis of Simulated versus Live Patient-Based FAST (Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma) Training. J Surg Educ. 2017 Apr 28. pii: S1931-7204(16)30372-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.04.001. 
  10. Amersi F, Choi J, Molkara A, Takanishi D, Deveney K, Tillou A. Associate Program Directors in Surgery: A Select Group of Surgical Educators. J Surg Educ. 2017 Sep 26. pii: S1931-7204(17)30431-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2017.08.014. PMID:28967576

Recognitions

  • Golden Scalpel Award for Teaching Excellence, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA June
  • UCLA Health System Teaching Humanism at the Bedside Award, University of California Los Angeles, CA
  • Award for Excellence in Education from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, CA
  • Fellow of the Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women.
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Delta Chapter at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Honorary Faculty Inductee
  • Award for Excellence in Education from the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California Los Angeles, CA