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Dawn Dillman M.D.

    • Professor of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine School of Medicine
    • Vice-Chair for Education

Dawn Dillman has enjoyed being a member of both the generalist pool and the regional anesthesia pool for her clinical practice since arriving at OHSU in 2003.  She also enjoys her educational roles with all levels of learners as the Vice-Chair for Education for the deparment.   In her free time she enjoys playing with her 2 children, movies and cooking.

Areas of interest

  • Education
  • Simulation
  • Airway Management


  • M.D., University of Iowa 1998
  • Internship:

    • Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, Internal Medicine, 1998-1999
  • Residency:

    • Johns Hopkins University, Anesthesiology, 1999-2002
  • Certifications:

    • American Board of Anesthesiology, 2003, Renewed 2014

Honors and awards

  • OHSU School of Medicine Faculty Excellence in Education Award, 2007-2008
  • Fredrick Haugen Medical Educators Award, 2006
  • Norman Bergman Award, 2006
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, 2002-2003

Memberships and associations

  • American Board of Anesthesiologists, Full Examiner


  • "Video laryngoscopy with the macintosh video laryngoscope in simulated prehospital scenarios by paramedic students" Prehospital Emergency Care  2009
  • "Statewide Simulation Systems" Anesthesiology Clinics June 2007
  • "Tracheal Intubation (TI)"   2007
  • "Comparative effectiveness of the C-MAC video laryngoscope versus direct laryngoscopy in the setting of the predicted difficult airway" Anesthesiology March 2012
  • "Core morphological concepts of disease for second-year medical students" Human Pathology  1998
  • "Perceived predictive value of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation (MSPE) in anesthesiology resident selection" Journal of Clinical Anesthesia February 2009
  • "Preface" Indian Journal of Rheumatology  2007
  • "Cigarette Smoking"   2007
  • "Mannequin-based simulation to reinforce pharmacology concepts" Simulation in Healthcare December 2007
  • "General Anesthesia"   2007
  • "Routine clinical practice effectiveness of the glidescope in difficult airway management" Anesthesiology January 2011
  • "Decision Making in Anesthesiology"   2007
  • "Crisis Management Simulation" Journal of Neurosurgical Anesthesiology January 1 2018
  • "Critical Appraisal of Anesthesiology Educational Research for 2017" Cureus June 5 2019
  • "Airway Emergencies"   2019
  • "Airway Emergencies"   2012
  • "Intraoperative Management of Spinal Cord Injury"   2008

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