Education & Training
- BS, Eastern Washington University
- MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- PhD, University of Alabama at Birmingham
- General Surgery Residency, Ohio State University
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University
- Vascular Surgery Fellowship, Wake Forest University
Dr. Tillman's publications can be reviewed through PubMed.
Research, Clinical, and/or Academic Interests
As a clinician-scientist, Dr. Tillman’s laboratory is involved in the development of novel endovascular devices. To address lethal vascular injuries on the battlefield and after civilian trauma, Dr. Tillman developed a novel radiofrequency positioned and retrievable stent device that will allow virtually any emergency physician to rapidly stop bleeding until patients can reach proper vascular expertise and imaging. He currently directs a $1.8 million Department of Defense funded research study of this RESCUE stent. In addition, motivated by the critical shortage of available organs for transplant, he has also designed and developed a novel dual chambered stent to increase the number and quality of donor organs for transplant by improving organ perfusion during recovery.