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David Michael Tillson, DVM, MS, DACVS

Surgery

Arthur and Louise Oriole Professor

Associate Professor, Small Animal SurgeryAssociate Professor of Small Animal Surgery; Department of Clinical Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine; Auburn University, Auburn, AL (2001-present)

Assistant Professor of Small Animal Surgery;  Department of Clinical Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine; Auburn University, Auburn, AL.  (1995-2001)

Clinical Instructor in Small Animal Surgery; Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, WA. (1994-1995) Residency in Small Animal Surgery; Department of Clinical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (1991-1994) Masters of Science; College of Veterinary Medicine Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. (1994) Doctor of Veterinary Medicine; College of Veterinary Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina. (1998)

Bachelor of Science; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, Major: Animal Science (cum laude). (1984)

Bachelor of Science; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, Major: Zoology. (1983)

Research Interests

Cardiovascular Surgery/Cardiovascular modeling, Transplantation biology/Renal transplantation/Mechanisms of immunologic tolerance, Instruction in general surgery and soft tissue surgery.

Selected Publications

Articles:

Tillson DM, Neimeyer GP, Welch JA, BrawnerWR, Swin SF, Rynders PE, Dean, BU, Lothrop CD.  Hematopoietic chimerism induces renal and skin allograft tolerance in DLA-identical dogs.  Experimental Hematology 34:1759-1770, 2006.

Dean B, Tillson DM, Smith C, Brawner W, Almond G, Beard D, Lenz S, Lotrop CD.  Clinical status, renal function and hematopoietic parameters of canine kidney donors.  In press.

Doornink MT, Tillson DM, Macintire DK.  Identification and surgical correction of an acquired tracheoesophageal fistula in a cat.  Submitted; JAAHA, Aug, 2006.

Broaddus KD, Tillson DM, Lenz SD, Niemeyer GP, Brawner WR, Welch JA, Lothrop CD.  Renal allograft histopathology in dog leukocytes antigen mismatched dogs after renal transplantation.  Veterinary Surgery 35:125-135, 2006.

Niemeyer GP, Welch JA, Tillson DM, Brawner W, Rynders PE, Goodman S, Dufresne M, Dennis J, Lothrop CD. Renal allograft tolerance in DLA-identical and haploidentical and haploidentical dogs after nonmyeloablative conditioning and transient immunosuppression with cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil.  Transplantation Proceedings 37:4579-4586, 2005.

Donnelly KE, Tillson DM.  Feline inflammatory polyps and ventral bulla osteotomy.  Compend Contin Ed 26:446-454, 2004.

Austin BR, Tillson DM.  Chylothorax.  Standards of Care; Emergency & Critical Care Medicine. 6:1, pgs 6-10, 2004.

Winkler JS, Bohling M, Tillson DM, Wright JC, Ballagas AJ.  Portosystemic shunts:  Diagnosis, prognosis nad treatment of 64 cases (1993-2000). JAAHA 39:169-185, 2003.

Book Chapters:

Tillson DM. Spleen. In Textbook of Small Animal Surgery; third edition.  Slatter DH, ed. WB Saudners, Philadelphia.  1046-1062.

Tillson DM.  Aseptic necrosis of the femoral head.  In: Veterinary Clinical Advisor: Instant Diagnosis and Treatment, Elsevier Publishing, 2006.

Tillson DM.  Diaphragmatic hernia.  In: Veterinary Surgical Secrets, ed2.  Hanley & Belfus, Inc, Medical Publishers, Philadelphia, Chapter 33, pp. 120-123, 2004.

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