Meet Dr. Cillo
Oral Surgeon in Pittsburgh
Dr. Cillo completed his undergraduate and dental degrees at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA. He completed an Internship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center/Parkland Memorial Hospital at the prestigious Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas, Texas, where he trained in the full scope of oral and maxillofacial surgery including advanced orthognathic (jaw) surgery, complex maxillofacial trauma surgery, facial reconstructive surgery, obstructive sleep apnea surgery, bone grafting, and dental implant surgery. He then completed a one-year fellowship in Maxillofacial Tumor and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine under Dr. Robert Marx where he trained in advanced techniques in complex facial, oral and dental implant reconstruction.
Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,
Board Certified Diplomate, American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry,
Board Certified Diplomate, International Congress of Oral Implantologists .
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Dr. Cillo is currently an Associate Professor of Surgery at Drexel University College of Medicine. He also serves as Division Chief, Residency Program Director, and Director of Research in the Division of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Cillo currently serves on the Examination Committee of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. The American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) is the certifying board for the specialty of oral and maxillofacial surgery in the United States and is recognized and approved by the Council on Dental Education of the American Dental Association. Members of the ABOMS Examination Committee perform many duties specific to the board certification process. In addition to acting as an Examiner and writing cases for the Oral Certifying Examination (OCE), an examiner also is responsible for submitting questions for the written Qualifying Examination (QE), written Re-certification Examination (RE) and the written Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery In-Service Training Examination (OMSITE) that is given to residents in training as an annual assessment of their medical and surgical knowledge. Dr. Cillo had simultaneously served as ABOMS Section III Editor for 2 years and Section III Chair for 2 years of the Examination Committee which examines candidates on both the written and oral certifying examinations on Pediatric and Adult Anesthesia, Medicine, and Emergency Management.
Dr. Cillo is heavily involved in organized leadership in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Local, State, and National levels. He has served for over ten years and continues to serve on the AAOMS Committee on Research Planning and Technology Assessment (CRPTA) of which he currently is the Chairperson where he also Chaired the 2023 Clinical and Scientific Innovations for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (CSIOMS) educational program. He served on and was the Chairperson of the Faculty Section Executive Committee (FSEC) and as a component member of the Committee on Education (CET) which reviews and submits recommendations on the quality, criteria, and minimum standards for advanced education and post-doctoral training in oral and maxillofacial surgery. As a part of the CET committee, he is the Section Editor for the Craniofacial/Orthognathic/Sleep Apnea Surgery section of the Surgical Council on Resident Education (SCORE) for OMS, developed by CET to be a learning management system for residency program to improve the education of surgical trainees through a standardized, peer-reviewed curriculum and developed to be a national curriculum for oral and maxillofacial surgery resident education through .
He was elected as a prestigious AO Faculty member in the AO Foundation which is renowned for its dedication to continuing professional development , offering surgeons around the world high quality courses, delivered by exceptional faculty. He has served as President of the Western Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and President of the Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He was a part of the first group of non-MD oral surgeons ever elected to the exclusive and prestigious Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS),In 2007, he was the recipient of the Faculty Educator Development Award (FEDA) from the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Allegheny Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Facebook pageaxillofacial Surgeons. The purpose of the FEDA is to encourage promising young oral and maxillofacial surgeons to choose a long term faculty career in the specialty and to encourage promising oral and maxillofacial surgery faculty members to continue a faculty career in the specialty.
He was the recipient of 2019 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Daniel M. Laskin Award, an annual award given to the authors of the “most outstanding article” in the “Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” published the previous year given by the Editorial Board of the “Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery” who decides on whom to endorse for the award, as a Co-Author of the manuscript “Maxillomandibular Advancement Improves Multiple Health-Related and Functional Outcomes in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Multicenter Study.” As well as receiving the nomination for this award in 2020 for his paper published in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery “Maxillomandibular Advancement for Obstructive Sleep Apnea is Associated with Very Long-Term Overall Sleep-related Quality-of-Life Improvement“.
Dr. Cillo’s commitment to research and education led him to pursue Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health where his Master’s Essay was on the “Public Health Overview of Adult Obstructive Sleep Apnea.” He continued with his graduate school studies and earned a PhD in Public Health Epidemiology from Walden University School of Health Sciences with his dissertation on the “Association of Risk Factors for and Severity of Geriatric Facial Trauma.”
His is the recipient of the prestigious 2022 Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Foundation Clinical Research Support Grant as the Primary Investigator for his project “Evaluation of Emergency Office-based outpatient anesthesia Simulation Training on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residents- A longitudinal outcome analysis” with the purpose of improving anesthesia emergency of clinically relevant anesthesia emergency response in resident education through advanced technology in simulation.
He has lectured extensively locally, nationally, and internationally on numerous subjects. He has special interest in all phases of simple and complex dental implant and bone graft surgery. He has extensive experience in maxillofacial trauma and reconstructive surgery, benign maxillofacial tumor and reconstructive surgery, orthognathic (jaw) surgery, and obstructive sleep apnea surgery.