Dr. Gilliland graduated with honors from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine.  He completed a surgery internship and residency at the University of Louisville Medical Center and began practicing in 1992.

Dr. Gilliland is certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons. His expertise and special interest is in all facets of general, breast, colorectal, hernia, LINX, thyroid, robotic and laparoscopic surgery.