42921-Gordillo, Gayle

Gayle M. Gordillo, MD

Dr. Sanford and Thelma E. Glanz Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

545 Barnhill Dr.
SURG, EH 232

Indianapolis, IN 46202


Dr. Gordillo currently serves as the Dr. Sanford & Thelma Glanz Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery at Indiana University. She is also Medical Director of Wound Services for IU Health and Medical Director of the Wound Care Center at IU Health Methodist Hospital. Dr. Gordillo received her medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Her clinical focus in wound healing specializes in reconstructive surgery for complex burn and wound defects. Dr. Gordillo served on the Executive Committee for the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for 5 years culminating in her role as President of the Plastic Surgery Foundation from 2020-2021.  She previously served on the Board of Directors for the Wound Healing Society and on the Plastic Surgery Advisory Council for the American College of Surgeons. She is currently a senior examiner and member of the Advisory Council for the American Board of Plastic Surgery.


Key Publications

  • First Evidence of Sternal Wound Biofilm following Cardiac Surgery.Elgharably, H.,Mann, E.,Awad, H.,Ganesh, K.,Ghatak, P. D.,Gordillo, G.,Sai-Sudhakar, C. B.,Roy, S.,Wozniak, D. J.,Sen, C. K.
  • Reply: Urinary Excretion of MicroRNA¬†-126 Is a Biomarker for Hemangioma Proliferation.Gordillo, G. M., Gordillo, G. M.
  • Topical oxygen therapy induces vascular endothelial growth factor expression and improves closure of clinically presented chronic wounds.Gordillo, G. M., Roy, S., Khanna, S., Schlanger, R., Khandelwal, S., Phillips, G., Sen, C. K.
  • Dermal excisional wound healing in pigs following treatment with topically applied pure oxygen.Fries, R. B., Wallace, W. A., Roy, S., Kuppusamy, P., Bergdall, V., Gordillo, G. M., Melvin, W. S., Sen, C. K.
  • Development and initiation of computer-generated documentation for burn patient care.Heistein, J. B., Coffey, R. A., Buchele, B. A., Gordillo, G. M.
  • Gene therapy in transplantation: pathological consequences of unavoidable plasmid contamination with lipopolysaccharide.Gordillo, G. M., Xia, D., Mullins, A. N., Bergese, S. D., Orosz, C. G.
  • Myocarditis induced by targeted expression of the MCP-1 gene in murine cardiac muscle.Kolattukudy, P. E., Quach, T., Bergese, S., Breckenridge, S., Hensley, J., Altschuld, R., Gordillo, G., Klenotic, S., Orosz, C., Parker-Thornburg, J.

Gayle M Gordillo NCBI bibliography

Titles & Appointments

  • Dr. Sanford and Thelma E. Glanz Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Professor of Surgery
  • Dr. Sanford &amp
  • Thelma Glanz Professor and Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  • Medical Director of Wound Services, IU Health
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Med Compliance IQ, LLC
  • Education
    2011 FEL Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine Fellowship, Drexel University
    1999 RES Plastic Surgery Residency, The Ohio State University
    1997 FEL Transplant Immunology Fellowship, The Ohio State University
    1994 RES General Surgery Residency, The Ohio State University
    1990 MD The Ohio State University
    1984 BA Stanford University
  • Research

    Dr. Gordillo is an NIH-funded surgeon scientist and has been continuously funded by NIH since 2005. She also has a history of funding from the Department of Defense. Her research spans from basic to clinical and translational domains. She is currently a standing member of the Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin study section for NIH and previously served on the Bioengineering, Technology and Surgical Sciences study section. Her research interests include mechanisms regulating the growth of hemangiomas and wound healing with a particular interest in biofilms, wound imaging, and diabetic foot ulcers.

  • Professional Organizations
    American Association of Plastic Surgeons
    American Burn Association
    American College of Surgeons
    American Society of Plastic Surgeons
    Wound Healing Society
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Plastic Surgery - Plastic Surgery
  • Clinical Interests
    - Wound healing 
    - Reconstructive surgery for complex burn and wound defects

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