David Tillman, MD

Credentials: Associate Professor (CHS)

Phone: (608) 263-9724

Administrative Support:
Niki Hagen (nrhagen@medicine.wisc.edu)


Director, Medical Student Education
Residency Program Coach

Clinical information Publications


Undergraduate: University of Wisconsin-Madison
Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine
Residency: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics – Chief Resident
Fellowship: University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics

Dr. Tillman is currently Director of Medical Student Education for the University of Wisconsin Department of Emergency Medicine. He earned his medical degree from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his emergency medicine residency training at the University of Wisconsin, where he served as chief resident during his final year. He then completed a fellowship in Undergraduate Medical Education at the University of Wisconsin, after which he joined on as faculty at UW in 2016.

Since joining the Department of Emergency Medicine as a faculty in 2016, Dr. Tillman has led emergency medicine (EM) to be one of the most highly sought specialties in the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) and has been pivotal in both advancing and evolving the EM curriculum and clinical experience for students. He serves or has served in consequential leadership roles with the School, including the ForWard Curriculum Steering Committee, Statewide Campus Direction Committee to improve and support educational experiences at clinical sites across Wisconsin, and on the Acute Care Block Design Team. Dr. Tillman also leads the Emergency Medicine Interest Group (EMIG) at UW SMPH, a program that introduces medical students to the field of emergency medicine and fosters students’ interest in the specialty.

Dr. Tillman was recently awarded the 2021 Young Educator Award from the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine, an Academy of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. His career interests center on medical student and resident education and include mentorship, simulation, and curriculum development.