De-Ann Margaret Pillers, MD, PhD

Title: Professor
Company: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Location: Waunakee, Wisconsin, United States

De-Ann Margaret Pillers, Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in medical education.

With expertise in neonatology, pediatrics, medical genetics, and ophthalmology research, Dr. Pillers has dedicated her career toward advancing the field of health care. She first served as the chief resident in pediatrics at Oregon Health & Science University before transitioning into a more academic role. In 1991, she became an assistant professor of molecular and medical genetics at the school, and in 1996, she became an associate professor of pediatrics and an associate professor of molecular and medical genetics. Dr. Pillers briefly served as the chief of neonatology at the University of Illinois, and is now using her skills as an assistant program director of the Oregon Child Health Research Center. Some of her achievements include describing unusual eye findings in boys with X chromosome deletions, now called the Oregon Eye Disease, and identifying the role for dystrophin in retina and the characterization of neonates with chromosomal defects.

Dr. Pillers began her career by earning a Bachelor of Arts in French and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 1979. She then studied at Oregon Health & Science University, receiving an MD in 1984 and PhD in 1986. She went on to complete a residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in neonatal and perinatal medicine at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital at Oregon Health & Science University, becoming board certified in neonatal and perinatal medicine.

An expert in the field, Dr. Pillers is a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, the American Medical Association, the American Society of Human Genetics, and the American Academy of Pediatrics. She also garnered experience on the editorial board of the Journal of Perinatology.

In recognition of her contributions, Dr. Pillers was named among the Best Doctors by Best Doctors in America in 2016. She was honored with the Ross Young Investigator Award by the Western Society for Pediatric Research in 1998 and the David Smith Pediatric Resident Research Award by the Western Society for Pediatric Research in 1991. She has been featured in Who’s Who in Medicine and Healthcare, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who of American Women.

When Dr. Pillers isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, walking, needlecraft, and spending leisure time in the woods and park.

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