Claire Sanger Dillingham

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Claire Sanger Dillingham

Claire Sanger Dillingham

Associate Professor

Plastic Surgery

Physician Rating

4.6 out of 5

55 Ratings

Contact Information


  • North Carolina Medical Society

  • NC Soc Plastic Surgeons

  • Am Cleft Palate-Craniofacial A

  • NPI: 1902006646

Clinical Interests

  • Cleft Lip and Palate, Botulinum Toxin, Face-lift, Endoscopic Forehead Lift, Chin Implants, Otoplasty, Chemical Peels, Pediatric Surgery, Pigmented Lesions, Maxillofacial Trauma, Cosmetic Surgery, Wound Healing Problems, Craniofacial Surgery, Adult and Pediatric Reconstructive Problems

Education & Training

  • B.S.

    1994 - Lee University

  • D.O.

    1999 - West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery Plastic Surgery


Research Contact Information

Research Interests

  • Craniosynostoses, Absorbable Implants, Skull, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures, Facial Neoplasms

Recent Publications

  • Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia during sirolimus therapy for kaposiform hemangioendothelioma Russell TB, Rinker EK, Dillingham CS, Givner LB, McLean TW.. Pediatrics. 2018;141(Suppl 5):S421-S424.
  • Management of a full-thickness left ventricular assist device (LVAD) driveline wound with the use of porcine urinary bladder matrix [abstract] Clegg A, Reece M, Dixon S, Dillingham C, Vantrigt P, Bensimhon D.. J Card Fail. 2017;23(8 Suppl):S91.
  • Objective classification system for sagittal craniosynostosis based on suture segmentation Qian X, Tan H, Zhang J, Zhuang X, Branch L, Sanger C, Thompson A, Zhao W, Li KC, David L, Zhou X.. Med Phys. 2015;42(9):5545.
  • Latest trends in minimally invasive synostosis surgery: a review Sanger C, David L, Argenta L.. Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;22(4):316-321.
  • Minimizing donor-site morbidity following bilateral pedicled TRAM breast reconstruction with the double mesh fold over technique Bharti G, Groves L, Sanger C, Thompson J, David L, Marks M.. Ann Plast Surg. 2013;70(5):484-487.
  • Efficacy of passive helmet therapy for deformational plagiocephaly: report of 1050 cases Couture DE, Crantford JC, Somasundaram A, Sanger C, Argenta AE, David LR.. Neurosurg Focus. 2013;35(4):E4.
  • Aplasia cutis congenita: clinical management of a rare congenital anomaly Bharti G, Groves L, David LR, Sanger C, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(1):159-165.
  • Congenital pyriform aperture stenosis Bharti G, Groves L, Sanger C, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(3):992-994.
  • Difficulties of delayed treatment of craniosynostosis in a patient with Crouzon, increased intracranial pressure, and papilledema Kirman CN, Tran B, Sanger C, Railean S, Glazier SS, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(4):1409-1412.
  • Giant facial lymphangioma Sanger C, Wong L, Wood J, David LR, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2011;22(4):1271-1274.
  • Surgical treatment for scaphocephaly and a calcified cephalohematoma Kortesis BG, Pyle JW, Sanger C, Knowles M, Glazier SS, David LR.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(2):410-413.
  • Spring-assisted surgery--a surgeon's manual for the manufacture and utilization of springs in craniofacial surgery Pyle J, Glazier S, Couture D, Sanger C, Gordon S, David L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2009;20(6):1962-1968.
  • Spring-assisted cranioplasty vs pi-plasty for sagittal synostosis--a long term follow-up study Windh P, Davis C, Sanger C, Sahlin P, Lauritzen C.. J Craniofac Surg. 2008;19(1):59-64.
  • The evolving role of springs in craniofacial surgery: the first 100 clinical cases Lauritzen CGK, Davis C, Ivarsson A, Sanger C, Hewitt TD.. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121(2):545-554.
  • Prevention of projectile and aerosol contamination during Pulsatile lavage irrigation using a wound irrigation bag Angobaldo J, Sanger S, Marks M.. Wounds. 2008;20(6):167-170.
  • Proboscis lateralis: a rare craniofacial anomaly, reconstruction, and long-term evaluation David LR, Sanger C, Fisher D, Argenta LC.. J Craniofac Surg. 2008;19(4):1107-1113.
  • Craniofacial dysotosis of Crouzon syndrome David LR, Sanger C, Railean S, Railean GH, Ciobanu M, Litovcenco A.. Arch Balkan Med Union. 2008;43(3):359-362.
  • Outcome analysis of our first 75 spring assisted surgeries (SAS) for scaphocephaly [abstract] Plikaitis C, Sanger C, Glazier S, Argenta L, David LR.. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;122(4 Suppl):33.
  • Maximizing results in craniofacial surgery with bioresorbable fixation devices Sanger C, Soto A, Mussa F, Sanzo M, Sardo L, Donati PA, Di Pietro G, Spacca B, Giordano F, Genitori L.. J Craniofac Surg. 2007;18(4):926-930.

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Doctor Ratings

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Patient Comments

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  • 4/7/2018

    highly recommend

  • 4/1/2018

    She did not spend any time with me and explained nothing.

  • 10/17/2017


  • 9/28/2017

    *Dr. Claire is excellent and an asset to your provider list. You need to support her, nurture her, keep her, meet her needs and she'll meet yours. Bright, caring, prompt thorough, excellent skills. Take care of her. Give her whatever she wants.

  • 7/24/2017

    Very good.


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