Elisabeth H. Villavicencio, MD, PhD

Elisabeth H. Villavicencio, MD, PhD

Hematology-Oncology, Hospital Medicine

On staff since July 2008

Beth Villavicencio, M.D., Ph.D., completed her medical training and doctoral research in developmental biology at Northwestern University. She also met her husband and fellow hospitalist Carlos at Northwestern, and Beth followed him to eastern North Carolina for her pediatric residency.

She completed her fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, then as an attending physician focused in neuro-oncology clinical care and research.  Beth became an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2009.  She developed and leads the section of Hematology/Oncology-BMT Hospital Medicine at Seattle Children’s Hospital.  Her interests include camping, crafts, family time, and advocacy for children with special needs.


Board Certification(s)


Medical/Professional School

Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago
Northwestern University, Evanston


Pediatrics, The Brody School of Medicine at ECU, Greenville


Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle


  • Giussani C, Poliakov A, Ferri RT, Plawner LL, Browd SR, Shaw DW, Filardi TZ, Hoeppner C, Geyer JR, Olson JM, Douglas JG, Villavicencio EH, Ellenbogen RG, Ojemann JG
    DTI fiber tracking to differentiate demyelinating diseases from diffuse brain stem glioma.
    NeuroImage , 2010 Aug. 1 : 217-23
  • Hatton BA, Villavicencio EH, Tsuchiya KD, Pritchard JI, Ditzler S, Pullar B, Hansen S, Knoblaugh SE, Lee D, Eberhart CG, Hallahan AR, Olson JM
    The Smo/Smo model: hedgehog-induced medulloblastoma with 90% incidence and leptomeningeal spread.
    Cancer research , 2008 Mar. 15 : 1768-76
  • Villavicencio EH, Yoon JW, Frank DJ, Füchtbauer EM, Walterhouse DO, Iannaccone PM
    Cooperative E-box regulation of human GLI1 by TWIST and USF.
    Genesis (New York, N.Y. : 2000) , 2002 Apr, : 247-58