Biography

Dr. Michael Dellinger is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Molecular Biology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He is also the Director of Research for the Lymphatic Malformation Institute, a non-profit organization that funds research on complex lymphatic anomalies. Additionally, he works closely with The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA), and he was the Research Leader for the LGDA’s Rare as One Project sponsored by the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI). Dr. Dellinger completed his Ph.D. work at the University of Arizona and his postdoctoral studies at UT Southwestern Medical Center. His lab is focused on identifying novel treatments for complex lymphatic anomalies.

Education

Undergraduate
University of Arizona (2002), Molecular & Cell Biology
Graduate School
University of Arizona (2008), Molecular & Cell Biology

Research Interest

  • Central conducting lymphatic anomaly
  • Development of the Lymphatic Vasculature
  • Generalized Lymphatic Anomaly
  • Gorham-Stout disease
  • Kaposiform lymphangiomatosis
  • Lymphatic Malformation
  • Lymphedema

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • Science Award from the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance
    (2018)
  • Invited Speaker Selected by Graduate Students in the Cell Biology Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center (April 5, 2017; Oklahoma City, OK)
    (2017)
  • John Mulliken Award for Best Scientific Paper, 21st International Workshop on Vascular Anomalies
    (2016)
  • NAVBO Outstanding Poster Award
    (2012)
  • UTSW Department of Surgery Basic Science Award
    (2011)
  • UTSW Department of Surgery Basic Science Award
    (2010)
  • Lymphatic Research Foundation Award
    (2008)
  • International Society of Lymphology Presidential Prize
    (2007)
  • Lymphatic Research Foundation Award
    (2006)
  • International Society of Lymphology Presidential Prize
    (2005)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (2014)
  • International Society of Lymphology (2005)
  • North American Vascular Biology Association (2012)