Dr. Tilman Jolly MD, FACEP
Dr. Jolly is a board-certified emergency physician with a wide range of clinical, government, special event, and academic experience. He currently maintains an active consulting practice focused on homeland security, medical preparedness, major event management, and exercises and training. He served as Senior Science Advisor in the National Exercise Division (NED) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from 2010-2011. In that role he coordinated modeling and simulation activities for exercise development, and guided the development of exercises related to biological threats, radiological hazards, earthquakes, terrorists incidents involving conventional weapons, and other threats up to the Cabinet level.
From 2006 to2010, Dr. Jolly served as Associate Chief Medical Officer for Medical Readiness in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs. In that role he led development of the medical readiness portfolio for DHS including biodefense coordination and nuclear defense modeling and communications. Dr. Jolly guided DHS planning and preparedness for pandemic influenza, and was responsible for briefing all DHS leadership on PI and on development of 2009 H1N1. He led internal DHS pandemic influenza leadership exercises and represented DHS in interagency planning and exercise activities. He also led the development and execution of the Anthrax Response Exercise Series across all ten FEMA regions as directed by the Secretary of Homeland Security. From 2008 to2009, Dr. Jolly also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (Acting) and Deputy Chief Medical Officer.
Dr. Jolly has worked with the National Football League for the past 11 Super Bowls, overseeing stadium EMS, and coordination of emergency management, public health, and medical preparedness, also representing the NFL in exercises related to terrorist and other threats. In this capacity he has directly supported security, operations, and event management staff at major venues around the country and participated in NFL Best Practices for Stadium Security. His qualifications and certifications include completion of FEMA’s Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program (HSEEP) training.
Dr. Jolly has practiced emergency medicine for 20 years. He currently practices at Inova Fairfax Hospital, the only Level I Trauma Center in Northern Virginia. He holds an appointment as Associate Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University, where he practiced from 1992 to2001, and where he served as Associate Trauma Director and Director of the Center for Injury Prevention and Control. He also holds an appointment as Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University – Inova Fairfax Campus.