Dillan Villavisanis

About Me
Dillan Villavisanis
Meet 2023 Award Recipient

Dillan Villavisanis

Dillan came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai from Johns Hopkins University, where he double majored in Anthropology and Medicine, Science, & the Humanities. Before attending Icahn, Dillan spent a year at the University of Oxford studying Biochemistry and a semester in Sydney studying Anthropology. He entered the MD program in 2018 through FlexMed.

While at Icahn, he co-founded the REACH-In Initiative, co-founded the Surgical Subspecialty Acting Internship, co-led the High Value Care Committee, and worked as a fellow to Artis Ventures. Dillan serves on the board of several non-profit organizations, including as Co-Chair of the Young Leadership Board for Smile Train, as Co-Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association, and on the Advisory Board of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund. He pursued a research fellowship in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and has published over 50 peer-reviewed manuscripts, written over 100 abstracts, and generated over $100,000 in research grant funding.

Dillan would like to thank his parents Robert and Debra, his plastic surgery mentors Dr. Peter Taub, Dr. Jesse Taylor, Dr. Joseph Serletti, Dr. Scott Bartlett, Dr. Jordan Swanson, and Dr. Elan Horesh, and his faculty advisors Dr. Gary Butts, Dr. Monica Dweck, and Dr. Helen Fernandez.

Dillan will graduate with his MD and continue his residency training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Penn.

Dillan Villavisanis is receiving the:

The Judith and Nathan Kase Humanities in Medicine Prize