Dr. B. Tilman Jolly, MD, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer, Aveshka, Inc.
Dr. Jolly is a board-certified emergency physician with a wide range of clinical, government, special event, and private sector experience. He is currently Chief Medical Officer of Aveshka, Inc., where he directly supports clients by providing clinical leadership and direction for all public health and healthcare matters. His current consulting work includes leadership of the Telemedicine Work Group for COVID-19 response as a Senior Emergency Care Consultant to the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response at HHS, while also supporting other government and private sector clients during the public health emergency.
From 2012-1019 Dr. Jolly served as Chief Medical Officer of SOC Telemed, the nation’s largest specialty telemedicine provider. In that role he led medical staff management, clinical quality, and clinical operations development. Prior to this telemedicine leadership position he held senior positions within the Department of Homeland Security from 2006-2011 including Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Associate Chief Medical Officer within the Office of Health Affairs (OHA) and Senior Science Advisor in the National Exercise Division of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). At FEMA he coordinated modeling and simulation activities for exercise development, and at OHA guided development of the medical readiness portfolio for DHS including biodefense coordination and nuclear defense modeling and communications.
Dr. Jolly previously worked with the National Football League as a member of the medical staff for eleven Super Bowls (XXXVI-XLVI) overseeing coordination of emergency management, public health, and medical preparedness, along with representing the NFL in exercises related to terrorist and other threats. In this capacity he directly supported security, operations, and event management staff at major venues around the country and participated in the development of NFL Best Practices for Stadium Security.
Dr. Jolly has practiced emergency medicine in the Washington DC area for 27 years. He currently practices at Inova Fairfax Hospital, the largest facility within the leading health system in Northern Virginia. He holds a faculty appointment as Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University. Dr. Jolly is a graduate of the University of North Carolina (Morehead Scholar) and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the combined Georgetown/George Washington University Residency Program.