ABOUT BRUCE J. HILLMAN, MD

 

Bruce J. Hillman, MD, Professor Emeritus and former Chair of Radiology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, has distinguished himself as a health services researcher, clinical trialist, and author. He has published nearly 400 medical articles, book chapters, and editorials, as well as eight short stories in such literary journals as The Connecticut Review, Compass Rose, and Aethlon, the Journal of Sports Literature. 

Dr. Hillman's books include: 

 

- A Plague on All Our Houses: Medical Intrigue, Hollywood, and the Discovery of AIDS (ForeEdge Press, October 2016), detailing Dr. Michael Gottlieb's 1981 discovery of AIDS and what transpired in his academic career at UCLA during the ensuing years.

 

- The Man Who Stalked Einstein: How Nazi Scientist Philipp Lenard Changed the Course of History (Lyons Press, April 2015), which follows the scientific rivalry of the man who became chief scientific advisor to Adolph Hitler and Time Magazine's Man of the Twentieth Century

- The Sorcerer’s Apprentice – How Medical Imaging is Changing Health Care (Oxford University Press, 2010), intended  to familiarize lay readers with the most progressive medical specialty of the last forty years.

Dr. Hillman has served as Editor-in-Chief of three medical journals. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Journal of the American College of Radiology. He was Deputy Editor of the online literary and humanities journal, Hospital Drive.

Raised in Miami Beach, Florida, he received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, his medical degree from the University of Rochester, and trained in radiology at Boston’s Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. He telecommutes to work at the University of Virginia and the American College of Radiology from his study in Wake Forest, North Carolina, where he lives, fly fishes, and writes.