Dr. Bryan Tillman is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Vascular Surgery at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Tillman attended Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA, where he received degrees in both Chemistry and Biology. He then received his MD followed by a PhD in the field of cancer gene therapy, both at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Tillman completed his residency training in general surgery at the Ohio State University. He next completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Tissue Engineering at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine and concluded with a clinical fellowship in Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Wake Forest University. Dr. Tillman is a member of the Society for Vascular Surgery, the American Heart Association, the Association for Academic Surgery, as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He is Board Certified in both general and vascular surgery and has received awards from Vascular Cures and the American Surgical Association for his research.
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 to 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.
View a list of Dr. Tillman’s publications here.