Dr Dellon is an assistant professor of pediatrics, Division of Pulmonology, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and was the recipient of the 2010 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Award in the early-career category. She is one of the few pediatric pulmonologists in the Southeastern United States caring for children undergoing lung transplantation.
During her fellowship training at the University of North Carolina, Dr. Dellon started a research program on decision-making involving children with end-stage cystic fibrosis. The project seeks to determine the key unmet needs of patients and families as they make critical decisions about lung transplantation, end-of-life treatments, and other care. She was invited to moderate a session on end-of-life care at the 2009 American Thoracic Society meetings, and is emerging as a national leader in this area.
In her clinical work, Dr. Dellon has developed an expertise in patient- and family-centered approaches to end-stage care with a complex patient population that has rarely had these crucial issues adequately addressed by physicians. She is currently working to develop novel end-of-life decision aid tools for use by physicians and patients
Dr. Dellon received an MD from University of Minnesota in 1999 and an MPH from the University of North Carolina in 2007.