Department of Surgery

Bryan W. Tillman, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Associate Professor, Clinical and Translational Science Institute

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

Representative Publications

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.

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