As a vascular surgeon, I enjoy the long-term care relationship that I have with vascular patients. I specialize in aortic and lower extremity interventions, including surgery and minimally invasive techniques, and always make sure I explain complex vascular diseases and procedures in a way that makes sense to my patients.
I'm the director of vascular research at the Ohio State College of Medicine. I have a breadth of experience that has allowed me to approach complex vascular problems in new ways. I have a longstanding research interest in developing novel stents to treat new surgical conditions. To date, my laboratory has created retrievable stents to treat traumatic bleeding, improve donor organ recovery for transplantation, modeling of aortic aneurysms and provide focused delivery of drugs. In addition, it has been a pleasure to pass some of my knowledge onto medical students in both clinical and research environments.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy cooking, gardening, being outdoors and spending time with my family.
- Research Fellowship Award,American Surgical Association
- Wylie Scholar Award Recipient, Vascular Cures
- Principal investigator on research programs, Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Vascular Surgical Procedures
- Aortic Aneurysm, Abdominal
- Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic
- Heart Valve Diseases
- Peripheral Vascular Diseases
- Carotid Body Tumor
- Leg Ulcer
- Carotid Artery Diseases
- Subclavian Steal Syndrome
Locations Where I Practice
181 Taylor Ave.
Columbus, OH 43203
452 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
452 W. 10th Ave.
1st Floor Columbus, OH 43210
1800 Zollinger Road
2nd Floor South Columbus, OH 43221
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Education and Training
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
8/1/1994 - 6/30/2001
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2001 - 6/30/2006
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston Salem, NC
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2009
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Surgery (Subspecialty: Vascular Surgery)
Vascular Diseases and Surgery
Consulting and Related Relationships
At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.
As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Tillman has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.
- University of Pittsburgh Medical Center