Dr. William J. Tillman
Faculty of Medicine
Tenure 1903 - 1938
Dr. William J. Tillman was born in London, Ontario in 1876. He graduated with a gold medal from Western's Medical School in 1898. Upon his graduation, Dr. Tillman opened a general practice in London where he became known for his kind and friendly demeanor.
Dr. Tillman began his teaching career at Western's Faculty of Medicine in 1903 as an instructor of practical chemistry. Taking time in 1908 to complete postgraduate work in pediatrics in London, England, Dr. Tillman returned to London, Ontario to continue his practice and teaching duties. In 1920 he took the position of Professor of Pediatrics and in 1938 he retired from the Faculty. Due to his work as a Professor of medicine, Western University conferred Dr. Tillman an honorary LL. D. degree in 1948.
Dr. Tillman died in 1957.