Experts of the Vein Center

Dr. Ellen Dillavou

Ellen Dillavou, MD
Head, Venous Services, Division of Vascular Surgery

Dr. Ellen Dillavou is a board-certified vascular surgeon and associate professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dillavou received her medical degree from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. She completed her postgraduate training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, and the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Dillavou practices at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC as well as in the Shadyside office. She received a Young Investigator's award from the American College of Phlebology, and is currently is conducting research into the treatment of perforating veins and their role in leg pain and ulcers.

Dr. Donald T. Baril

Donald T. Baril, MD
Dr. Donald T. Baril is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. He earned his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine, his internship and residency in general surgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and his fellowship in vascular and endovascular surgery at UPMC in 2009. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications, and he has had teaching experience at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and University of Massachusetts Medical School. ​

Dr. Rabih Chaer

​Rabih Chaer, MD
Dr. Rabih Chaer is a board-certified vascular surgeon and associate professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Chaer completed his surgical training at the University of Illinois in Chicago, and his vascular training at the New York Presbyterian Hospital of Columbia and Cornell. Dr. Chaer practices in the Shadyside office.

Dr. Timothy Wu Timothy Wu, MD
Dr. Timothy Wu is an assistant professor of surgery at the University of Pittsburgh and is a board-certified vascular surgeon. Dr. Wu joined UPMC after completing a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine.  He received his medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and completed postgraduate training in general surgery at Staten Island Hospital in New York. He maintains a clinical practice at UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Passavant, UPMC St. Margaret, and UPMC Shadyside.
Dr. Ulka Sachdev Ulka Sachdev, MD
Dr. Ulka Sachdev joined UPMC in 2006 as an assistant professor of surgery after earning her medical degree at Mt. Sinai University and completing her residency and vascular surgery fellowship at Mt. Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Sachdev was a past recipient of the Wylie Scholar Award from the Foundation for Accelerated Vascular Research and Vascular Cures. She has also received grants from the NIH, the Society of Vascular Surgery Foundation, and the American College of Surgeons. She specializes in venous and carotid and aortic disease, as well as dialysis access. Dr. Sachdev practices at Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC and in our UPMC Magee Vein Center office.
Dr. Luke Marone Luke Marone, MD
Dr. Marone joined UPMC in 2003 as an assistant professor of surgery. He was promoted to associate professor in April, 2011 and named chief, Division of Vascular Surgery at UPMC Passavant in February 2012. Dr. Marone earned his medical degree from Tufts University, then completed a residency, followed by a research, then clinical vascular surgery fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Marone has special expertise in endovascular lower extremity interventions and is an accomplished researcher with several publications in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. He practices at UPMC Passavant.
Dr. Georges Al-Khoury Georges Al-Khoury, MD
Dr. Georges Al-Khoury joined UPMC in 2009 as an assistant professor of surgery after earning his medical degree from Lebanese University in Lebanon, completing his residency at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences, followed by a general surgery fellowship at SUNY Medical Center and a vascular surgery fellowship at UPMC. Dr. Al- Khoury is board-certified and has a very active practice at UPMC St. Margaret.
Dr. Eric Hager

Eric Hager, MD
Dr. Eric Hager, a board-certified vascular surgeon, joined UPMC in 2012 as an assistant professor of surgery. He earned his medical degree from Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia followed by residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and then a vascular surgery fellowship at UPMC. Dr. Hager is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha, the medical honor society, and has won various teaching awards through his training. He practices at UPMC St. Margaret, UPMC East, and UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute at Oxford Drive, Monroeville.​

Dr. Michael Singh

Michael Singh, MD
Dr. Michael Singh joined UPMC in 2012 as an associate professor of surgery. He earned his medical degree at the SUNY at Buffalo. He completed his general surgery residency in Buffalo, followed by a vascular surgery fellowship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. He is a certified registered physician in vascular interpretation and is a fellow in the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Singh has received numerous patient care and teaching awards during his career, and authored numerous peer reviewed publications. His areas of expertise include the management of complex aortic disease, venous insufficiency, thoracic outlet syndrome and peripheral arterial occlusive disease Dr. Singh practices in the Shadyside office.

Additional Experts

  • Julie Bitner, PA-C - Magee
  • Megan Laughlin CRNP – Magee and UPMC Shadyside
  • Carol Madia, PA-C – UPMC Passavant
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