Elisabeth H. Villavicencio, MD, PhD

Hospital Medicine

On staff since July 2008

Children's Title: Medical Director, Hematology/Oncology Service

Academic Title: Clinical Associate Professor

  • 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.

  • Other Publications

    • 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.
      20363335 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.
      18339857 Cancer research, 2008 March 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.
      11948912 Genesis (New York, N.Y. : 2000), 2002 April : 247-58


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