B. Tilman Jolly, MD

Founding Medical Partner

  • 28 years of practice experience in high acuity urban and suburban emergency departments in the Washington, DC area
  • Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at The George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • Published author of original research and textbook chapters, and frequent speaker on a range of subjects including clinical medicine, injury prevention, emergency preparedness, and telemedicine


Dr. Jolly is a board-certified emergency physician who has built his career based on strong clinical training and practice excellence. He received his medical degree from the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, completed preliminary surgical training at the University of North Carolina, and then completed emergency medicine training at the combined residency program of George Washington and Georgetown Universities in Washington, DC. His early academic career included leadership positions at the George Washington University, including GW Hospital Associate Trauma Director, Research Director of the Emergency Department, and Vice-Chair of the Institutional Review Board, charged with overseeing clinical research for the Medical Center. He has spoken and delivered local and Congressional testimony with a focus on key issues related to traffic safety and emergency preparedness.


In subsequent years he has held leadership positions in the Department of Homeland Security, including Deputy Chief Medical Officer in the Office of Health Affairs of DHS and Senior Science Advisor in the FEMA National Exercise Division. He has been at the forefront of the advancement of technology in medicine, recently serving as Chief Medical Officer of SOC Telemed, a large national acute care telemedicine provider. He is currently advising the government on technology and response issues related to COVID-19. Throughout the years, he has continued to maintain his active clinical practice and patient care focus at Inova Fairfax Hospital, a major teaching hospital and Level 1 Trauma Center in Falls Church, VA.


In addition to his bedside clinical practice, Dr. Jolly previously provided medical emergency preparedness guidance to the National Football League for eleven Super Bowls. He also continues to provide telemedicine support to the medical services in Yellowstone National Park during the summer season.




  • BA, Chemistry and History, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Morehead Scholar)
  • MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Residency in Emergency Medicine – The Combined George Washington/Georgetown Program in Emergency Medicine
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