Research & Publications +
Dr. Alexander Hillels research focuses on biomaterials and tissue engineering and he has experience using stem cells to develop adipose tissue and cartilage. In addition, he developed a biocompatible tissue filler to for laryngeal and soft tissue implantation. Dr. Hillel plans to apply his experience investigating stem cell differentiation and biomaterials toward regeneration of the vocal folds and laryngotracheal cartilage for the treatment of laryngotracheal stenosis.
Hillel AT, Nahas Z, Unterman S, Reid B, Petsche J, Axelman J, Sutton D, Matheson C, Elisseeff JH. Validation of a small animal model for soft tissue filler characterization. Dermatolog Surg. 2012;38:471-8.
Starmer HM, Best SR, Agrawal Y, Chien WW, Hillel AT, Francis HF, Akst LM. Prevalence, characteristics, and management of swallowing disorders following cerebellopontine angle surgery. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012;146:419-25.
Olds K, Hillel AT, Cha E, Curry M, Akst L, Taylor R, Richmon JD. Robotic Endo-Laryngeal Flexible (Robo-ELF) Scope: A Preclinical Feasibility Study in 2 Cadavers. Laryngoscope. 2011;121:2371-4.
Hillel AT, Unterman S, Nahas Z, Reid B, Coburn JM, Axelman J, Chae JJ, Guo Q, Trow R, Thomas A, Hou Z, Lichtsteiner S, Sutton D, Matheson C, Walker P, David N, Mori S, Taube JM, Elisseeff JH. Photoactivated composite biomaterial for soft tissue restoration in rodents and in humans. Sci Transl Med. 2011;3:93ra67.
Hillel AT, Elisseeff JH. Embryonic progenitor cells in adipose tissue engineering. Facial Plast Surg. 2010;5:405-12.
Hillel AT, Lin LM, Samlan R, Starmer H, Leahy K, Flint PW. Inhaled triamcinolone with proton pump inhibitor for treatment of vocal process granulomas: a series of 60 granulomas. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2010;119:325-30.
Varghese S, Ferran A, Hillel AT, Hwang N, Zhang Z, Shamblott MJ, Gearhart J, Elisseeff JH. Engineering musculoskeletal tissues with human embryonic germ cell derivatives. Stem Cells. 2010;28:765-74.
Hillel AT, Taube JM, Cornish TC, Sharma B, Halushka M, McCarthy EF, Hutchins GM, Elisseeff JH. Characterization of human mesenchymal stem cell engineered cartilage: analysis of its ultrastructure, cell density, and chondrocyte phenotype as compared to native adult and fetal cartilage. Cells, Tissues, Organs. 2010;191:12-20.
Hillel AT, Flint PW. Evolution of Endoscopic Surgical Therapy for Zenkers Diverticulum. Laryngoscope. 2009;119:39-44.
Hillel AT, Fakhry C, Williams M, Blanco R, Saunders J, Ha P. Selective versus comprehensive neck dissection after primary chemoradiation therapy for advanced head and neck cancer. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surgery. 2009;141:737-42.