CURRICULUM VITAE

RICHARD SNOWDON DILLON, M.D.

 

A.  Education:

1.      The Haverford School, Haverford, PA, 1951

2.      Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. 1955. Chemistry major

3.      University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. 1959.

 

B.  Medical Training:

1.        Internship: Hospital University of Pennsylvania, 1959-1960.

2.        Resident training in Internal Medicine:

a.       University of Michigan Hospital, 1960-1962.

b.      Bryn Mawr Hospital (Chief Resident), 1962-1963.

3.        Fellowship and laboratory training in Endocrinology and Metabolism:

a.       Assistant in Medicine and Research Fellow 1965-1967 at:

                                                                          i.      The Peter Bent Brigham Hospital

                                                                        ii.      Baker Research Clinic

                                                                      iii.      Joslin Research Clinic

 

C.  Military experience in the Medical Corps of the United States Air Force as a captain, 1963-1965:

1.       Plattsburgh Air Force Base Hospital, 820th Strategic Aerospace Division (SAC)

2.       Initial duty: Chief of Internal Medicine

3.       Additional duty after October 1963: Chief of Medical Services

4.       Additional duty after December 1963: Chief of the Air Force Clinic

5.       Additional duty after August 1964: Director of Professional Services for the Medical Service.

6.       Additional duty after December 1964: Chief of the Clinical Laboratory Services.

7.       Air Commendation Medal

8.       United States Air Force Reserve, 1959-1963 and 1965-1967

 

D.   Medical School Affiliations:

1.       University of Pennsylvania:

a.       Associate in Medicine, 1968-1970

b.      Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, 1971-1974

c.       Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine, 1974-1977

2.       Jefferson Medical School:

a.       Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, 1977-2006

 

E.    Hospital Staff Appointments:

1.       Bryn Mawr Hospital:

a.       Assistant Physician to the Outpatient Clinic, Service of Internal Medicine, 1963 (to begin after completion of military service).

b.      Endocrinologist to the Outpatient Clinic, Service of Endocrinology 1971-1973

c.       Assistant Attending Endocrinologist, 1973-1978

d.      Attending Endocrinologist, 1978 - -----. Chief of the Service of Endocrinology

e.       Senior Attending Endocrinologist, 7/1/96 - -----. Chief of the Service of Endocrinology

f.       Member of the Active Staff of Main Line Health, 7/1/963/31/2002 (retired)

2.       Philadelphia General Hospital:

a.       Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania Division 1967-1970

b.      Senior Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Pennsylvania Division, 1971-1977

c.       Chief of Metabolic Clinic, University of Pennsylvania Division, 1973-1976

d.      Chief of Section of Endocrinology for the Philadelphia General Hospital, 1976 until the closing of PGH. (From 1967-1973 there were no other endocrinologists in the Pennsylvania Division at PGH).

 

F.    Specialty Board Certification:

1.       American Board of Internal Medicine, 1966

2.       American Board of Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1972

3.       American Board of Internal Medicine,  Recertified, 1974

 

G.    Publications and Lectures:

1.       Books:

a.       Dillon, R.S.. Handbook of Endocrinology, Diagnosis and Management of Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders. 1st edition. Lea & Febiger,  Philadelphia, 1973 (Also printed in Spanish)

b.      Dillon, R.S. Editor of Unit 10, Endocrine Disorders, in Textbook of Medical and Surgical Nursing by Brunner, L.S. and Suddarth, D.S., 3rd Edition, J.B. Lippincott Co.

c.       Dillon, R.S., Handbook of Endocrinology, Diagnosis and Management of Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, 2nd Edition. Lea & Febiger, Philadelphia, 1980 (Also printed in Portuguese).

d.      Dillon, R.S. Chapter 13: “Pathophysiology of Diabetic Foot Lesions and Their Treatment with the Circulator Boot” in The Wound Management Manual, Bok Y. Lee, MD, FACS, editor, McGraw-Hill. Copyright ã 2005.

 

2.        Journal Articles.

a.       Bolt, R., Dillon, R.S., and Pollard, M.: Hyperbilirubinemia after a gallbladder dye. New England J Med 265:1016, 1962

b.      Dillon, R.S.: Bureaucratic Medicine, a look at our V.A. Hospitals. The Atlantic Monthly, November 1962 and Reader’s Digest, March 1963

c.       Dillon, R.S.: The importance of the hematocrit in the interpretation of blood glucose. Diabetes 14:672, 1965

d.      Dillon, R.S. and Hoch, F.L.: Iodine in mitochondria and nuclei. Biochem Med 1:219, 1967

e.       Dillon, R.S.: The Circulator Boot ™. An end-diastolic air compression boot for circulation augmentation. J Clin Engineering 5:63-66. 1980

f.       Dillon, R.S.: Effect of therapy with pneumatic end-diastolic leg compression boot on peripheral vascular tests and the clinical course of peripheral vascular disease. Angiology 31:614-638. 1980

g.       Dillon, R.S.: Improved serum insulin profiles in diabetic individuals who massaged their insulin injection sites. Diabetes Care 6:399-401, 1983

h.      Dillon, R.S.: Saving on soaks. Letter to the editor in New Eng Journal of Medicine 311:540, 1984

i.        Dillon, R.S.: Treatment of resistant venous stasis ulcers and dermatitis with the end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot ™. Angiology, Jan  1986, pages 47-56

j.        Dillon, R.S.: Successful treatment of osteomyelitis and soft tissue infections in ischemic diabetic legs by local antibiotic injections and the end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot. Annals of Surgery 204:643-649, 1986

k.      Dillon, R.S.: Management of soft-tissue infections in elderly persons with diabetes. Geriatric Medicine Today 6:21-35, 1987

l.        Dillon, R.S.: Treatment of osteomyelitis in diabetic foot with systemic and locally injected antibiotics and the end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot. Vasc Surgery (Westminster Press) 24:683-697, 1990

m.    Dillon, R.S.: Role of cholinergic nervous system in healing neuropathic lesions; Preliminary studies and prospective, double-blinded placebo-controlled studies. Angiology 42:767-778, 1991

n.      Dillon, R.S. and Kornhauser, S.: The Circulator Boot, its action and related physiology compared to other pneumatic boots. Am J Electromedicine in Medical Electronics, issue 134:91-95, 1992

o.      Dillon, R.S.: Optimizing external cardiac-assist compressions in patients with atrial fibrillation by anticipating the next beat. Angiology 47:123-129, 1996

p.      Dillon, R.S.: Fifteen years of experience in treating 2177 episodes of foot and leg lesions with the Circulator Boot. Results of treatments with the Circulator Boot. Angiology suppl 48:s17-s34, 1997

q.      Dillon, R.S.: Patient assessment and examples of a method of treatment. Use of the Circulator Boot in peripheral vascular disease. Angiology suppl 48:s35-s58, 1997

r.        Dillon, R.S.: Improved hemodynamics shown by continuous monitoring of electrical impedance during therapy with the end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot and improved ambulatory EKG monitoring after 3 weeks of therapy. Angiology 49:523-535, 1998

s.       Filip JR and Dillon RS: Treatment of end-stage “trash feet” with the end-diastolic pneumatic boot.  Angiology 59: 214-19, 2008.

 

3.       Papers and Abstracts:

a.       Dillon, R.S. Spontaneous activity and metabolic sequela following manipulation of diet composition in weight reduction programs. Diabetes 25:361, 1976

b.      Dillon, R.S.: Successful treatment of the ischemic leg in nine patients with the Circulator Boot(CB). Diabetes 26:371, 1977

c.       Dillon, R.S.: Admission diagnoses related to pre-admission therapy for diabetics admitted to the Philadelphia General Hospital over an 18 year period. Diabetes 27:473, 1978

d.      Dillon, R.S.: Improvement in glycohemoglobin (HbA1) levels following massage of insulin injection sites at mealtimes. Diabetes 28 (suppl): 438, 1979

e.       Dillon, R.S.: Salvage of the inoperable-ischemic diabetic leg with an end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot – the Circulator Boot ™. Diabetes 29 (supple 2):lla, 1980

f.       Dillon, R.S.: Treatment of the inoperable ischemic leg with the end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot – The Circulator Boot. Presented at the Regional Meetings of the American College of Physicians, Hershey, PA 1980

g.       Dillon, R.S.: Treatment of the ischemic foot with the end-diastolic pneumatic boot. Paper delivered 11/5/80 at the 27th Annual Meeting of the American College of Angiology in San Diego.

h.      Dillon, R.S.: Vascular disease successfully treated with the end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot, Circulator Boot ™. Diabetes suppl 1:104A, 1983

i.        Dillon, R.S.: Successful treatment of osteomyelitis and ischemic foot lesions by antibiotics injected locally and disseminated by treatment with the end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot. Presented at the Eastern and Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia Scientific Meetings of the American College o Physicians at Jefferson University, Nov 2, 1984

j.        Dillon, R.S.: Treatment of the ischemic diabetic leg with the end-diastolic pneumatic boot (Circulator Boot ™). Presented as a guest lecturer at a Conference sponsored by Temple University and the Moss Rehabilitation Hospital titled “Update on Peripheral Vascular Disease” and held at the Franklin Plaza in Philadelphia, 2/26/85

k.      Dillon, R.S.: Diabetic neuropathic leg problems. Response to therapy with the Circulator Boot  and antibiotics as clues to their pathogenesis. Diabetes 36, Suppl 1:209A, 1987

l.        Dillon, R.S.: Successful treatment of osteomyelitis in the diabetic foot with systemic and locally injected antibiotics and the end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot. Diabetes 39, Suppl 1:791, 1990

m.    Dillon, R.S.: Importance of cholinergic nervous system (CNS) in healing neuropathic ulcers (NU). Preliminary studies and prospective double-blinded placebo controlled studies. Diabetes 40, Suppl 1:388A, 1991

 

4.       Monographs and special reports;

a.       UGDP phenformin study – insight into causes of death and hypertension in mild diabetics. Submitted to the Food and Drug Administration, 1976

 

5.       Sample Presentations to various hospitals and medical societies:

a.       Dillon, R.S.: Treatment of the ischemic diabetic foot with the Circulator Boot ™. Guest lecturer at Saturday morning foot conference, New England Deaconess Hospital and Joslin Clinic, 8/18/79

b.      Dillon, R.S.: Hypothyroidism. A 45-minute paper presented at a thyroid symposium at the Roxborough Memorial Hospital. October 1980, sponsored by the Armour Corp

c.       Dillon, R.S.: Treatment of the ischemic foot with the Circulator Boot ™. Presented at Medical Conference at the Louise Obici Memorial Hospital. Suffolk, VA 10/28/1980

d.      Visiting Professor to the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 9/11-9/13/83. Rounds of the Endocrine Service. Two lectures on diabetic foot care, one to the medical service and one to the surgeons.

e.       Dillon, R.S.: Osteoporosis: New and old. Three-hour presentation to the Delaware Academy of Family Physicians. 10/31/84

f.       Dillon, R.S.: Peripheral vascular problems, end-diastolic pneumatic boot and local antibiotic therapy. Presented at Zurbrugg Hospital 9/17/87

g.       Dillon, R.S.: Treatment of the ischemic infected diabetic foot with local antibiotic therapy and the end-diastolic pneumatic boot (Circulator Boot). Presented at Surgical Grand Rounds, Mt Sinai Hospital, New York, NY

h.      Dillon, R.S.: Management of the diabetic foot. Endocrine Conference. Medical College of Pennsylvania. 4/8/88

i.        Dillon, R.S.: Treatment of the ischemic and neuropathic foot with the end-diastolic pneumatic compression boot. Presented at a joint conference of the endocrine and metabolic services of the New York Hospital, Cornell Medical School and Rockefeller Medical Center 11/23/88

j.        Dillon, R.S.: Management of the diabetic foot. As part of Jefferson Medical School extracurricular teaching program. Presented 2-hour conference at Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre, PA. 3/3/89

k.      Dillon, R.S.: Medical treatment of the diabetic foot. Guest lecturer at the Endocrine-Diabetes conference at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington DC, 9/27/89

l.        Dillon, R.S.: Management of the complications of diabetes mellitus. Presentation at Grand Rounds, Medical College of Pennsylvania. 1/31/91

m.    Dillon, R.S.: (Moderator and Speaker), Gibbons, G. et al: Symposium sponsored by the Endocrine Society at the Washington Meetings 6/21/91, funded by Pfizer-Roerig and titled “An overview of the diabetic foot and other frequent infectious complications”.

n.      Dillon, R.S.: Medical Grand Rounds Bryn Mawr Hospital, Bryn Mawr PA, 4/2/92. “Role of hyperglycemia in promoting complications of diabetes”.

o.      Dillon, R.S.: End-diastolic compression boot therapy. Presented at the Medical College Hospitals, Elkins Park Campus Vascular Conference. 4/8/93

p.      Dillon, R.S.: Medical Grand Rounds, Bryn Mawr Hospital: Diabetes control and complications trial. 10/13/92

q.      Dillon, R.S.: Pathophysiology of the diabetic foot and treatment with the Circulator Boot. Regional Podiatry Meetings, Biloxi, Miss October 2001.

r.        Dillon, R.S.:  Pathophysiology of the diabetic foot and treatment with the Circulator Boot. Three-hour work shop at New Cardiovascular Horizons and Management of the Diabetic Foot and Wound Healing. Sponsored by Cardiovascular Institute of the South, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Medical School, University of Louisiana at Lafayette, College of Nursing and Allied Health Professions. New Orleans, October 31st, 2002.

s.       Many other similar and interval  presentations

 

6.       Manuscripts turned down for publication:

a.       Dillon, R.S.: In vivo effects of thyroxine in skeletal muscle mitochondria in normal and hypothyroid rats, 1967

b.      Dillon, R.S.: In vitro effects of thyroxine on liver and skeletal muscle mitochondria in normal and  hypothyroid rats, 1967

c.       Dillon, R.S.: Malabsorption of intact thyroid medications causing treatment failure, 1971

d.      Dillon, R.S.: The importance of the phosphate ion in vitamin D metabolism in a patient with pseudohypoparathyroidism, 1977

e.       Dillon, R.S.: The end-diastolic pneumatic boot in the treatment of three complications of diabetes: peripheral arterial insufficiency, heart failure and uremia. Case report, 1981

 

7.       Webmaster Circulator Boot Corporation (www.circulatorboot.com) and author of monthly

        medical Newsletters (http://www.circulatorboot.com/Newsletter/Newsmenu.html)

 

H.    Commercial Circulator Boot ™ Medical Displays, attended as a medical consultant:

1.       Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, Boston MA. June 1978

2.       Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, San Antonio TX. June 1983

3.       Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, Baltimore MD. June 1985

4.       Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, New Orleans LA. June 1988

5.       Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, Detroit MI. June 1989

6.       Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, Atlanta GA. June 1990

7.       Meetings of the 14th International Diabetes Federation Congress in conjunction with the American Diabetes Assn 51st Annual Meeting, Washington DC. June 1991

8.       Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, San Antonio TX. June 1992

9.       Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, Las Vegas NV. June 1993

10.   Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, New Orleans LA. June 1994

11.   Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, Atlanta GA. June 1995

12.   Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, San Francisco, CA 1996

13.   Meetings of the American Diabetes Assn, Philadelphia PA. June 2001

14.   American Professional Wound Care Assn Symposium, Trevose Pa, April 2002 and subsequent APWC symposia in 2003, 2005 and 2007.

15.   Third Congress of World Union of Wound Healing Societies – Toronto, Canada 2008.

 

I.     Membership in professional organizations:

1.       American Medical Association, 1967-1994

2.       Pennsylvania Medical Society, 1967 – present

3.       Montgomery County Medical Society, 1967-present

4.       American Diabetes Association, professional section, 1967-present

5.       Professional Forum of the Greater Philadelphia Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association, 1968-until disbanded

6.       Greater Philadelphia Affiliate of the American Diabetes Association

a.       Vice President, representing the Professional Forum, 1979-1981

b.      Vice President (elected at large), 1981-1982

c.       Executive Committee, 1979-1983

d.      Philadelphia delegate to American Diabetes Association Central Council, 1982-1983

e.       Member “Patient Education Committee” and “Unit Liaison Committee”, 1985

f.       Board of Directors, 1979-1988

7.       Philadelphia Endocrine Society, 1978-until retired

8.       Bryn Mawr Medical Journal Club, 1969-1980

9.       American College of Angiology, Fellow, 1980-present

10.   Philadelphia Thyroid Society, until disbanded

11.   Society for Vascular Medicine and Biology, Fellow 9/25/89-present

12.   Scientific Council of the International College of Angiology, Fellow 3/15/91- present

13.   Fellow, American College of Endocrinology, 1993-present

14.   American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

15.   Fellow, American Professional Wound Care Association

 

J.    Editorial Positions:

1.       Associate Editor of Angiology, the Journal of Vascular Diseases, 1989-present.   

 

L.   Citation for Distinguished Service to the American Diabetes Association and its Programs of Research, Education and Community Service. 5/4/91.