Gayle Gordillo, M.D.
College of Medicine
Primary Food Innovation Center Area: Biomedical Nutrition
Areas of Expertise: berries, hemangiomas, angiogenesis, endothelial cells, nox-4
I am a plastic surgeon specializing in burn and wound care and treating children with endothelial cell tumors. I have research activities that use nutritional products in relation to both areas of her clinical expertise. I am principal investigator on a double blind randomized placebo-controlled study investigating the effects of tocotrienol, a naturally occurring form of vitamin E, on scar tissue formation in surgical patients. Through the support of an NIH K award I am also performing mechanistic studies to determine how blueberry extract inhibits the growth of endothelial cell tumors, which are the most common soft tissue tumors in infants.