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Immediate Past President

Laura Tilley, MD, FACEP

MAJ Laura C Tilley, MD, FACEP is a Board Certified Emergency Physician and Assistant Professor
in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University (USU).
MAJ Tilley earned her Bachelor of Science from Wake Forest University, magna cum laude, where
she commissioned a Distinguished Military Graduate from the Army Reserve Officer Training
program in to the U. S. Army. She received her Doctor of Medicine from the George Washington
University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, where she was valedictorian and an Alpha
Omega Alpha and Gold Humanism Honor Society inductee. Dr. Tilley completed her Emergency
Medicine Residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and served as Chief Resident. She served in
Afghanistan as a Battalion Surgeon in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and regularly
practices at both community hospitals and medical centers. MAJ Tilley was recognized by the U. S.
Army Surgeon General as the most outstanding physician amongst her peer group. Dr. Tilley has
been commended by military and civilian institutions for her significant policy contributions to
improving medical care. Her research focuses include trauma-induced hypothermia, prolonged
casualty care, military-civilian collaboration and controlled substance prescribing. She is married to
her husband, Richard Tilley. They have two children, Ike (3) and Eleanor (1).

2006 Bachelor of Science, Biology, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
2007 AMEDD Officer Basic Course
2010 Doctor of Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
2013 Residency in Emergency Medicine, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
2017 AMEDD Captain Career Course
2012-2013 Chief Resident, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
2013-2015 Emergency Medicine Physician, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA
2015 Squadron Surgeon, 3 rd Cavalry Regiment, Steel Squadron, Khost, Afghanistan
2015-2019 Director Emergency Medicine Clerkship, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort

Belvoir, VA

2019-Present Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University, School of Medicine, Department

of Military and Emergency Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster [OLC])
Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC)
Joint Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC)
National Defense Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
NATO Medal
Combat Medical Badge
Army Medical Department Iron Major Award
American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Teamwork Award
U.S. Army Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award
Government Services Chapter of ACEP Fellowship in Leadership and Advocacy Award
Madigan Army Medical Center Academic and Clinician of the Year Award
Valedictorian of the George Washington University School of Medicine Class of 2010
Alpha Omega Alpha
Gold Humanism Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa
Distinguished Military Graduate

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