About Dr Tillett

AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS:                                    

Dr. Tillett graduated from Portland State University. He received his doctor of podiatric medicine degree from The University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (now Des Moines University), in Des Moines, Iowa. He then moved to Texarkana, Texas where he completed a comprehensive residency in foot and ankle surgery. He then moved back to his home city of Portland, Oregon to complete one of the top two-year training programs in the nation, where he worked along side the Residence of Legacy hospital’s and Emanuel’s level I Trauma center, in conjunction with extensive advanced surgical training through a partnership with Kaiser Hospital Systems.

After residency, Dr. Tillett established Portlands premier Ankle and Foot Centers by opening a practice just south of the Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) campus in the community of Hillsdale (across Capitol Highway from Wilson High School’s Stadium.

Within the first year of his flourishing practice, he took over the “Downtown Foot Clinic” on the corner of South 6th Ave, and Alder (located in the Portland Medical Office.

Dr. Tillett is board certified in foot surgery through the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a diplomate member of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a member of both the Oregon and American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA).  In fact, he has represented the APMA as a spokes person on several occasions to the press and had the opportunity to award the Mayor and City Council of Portland the award on behalf of “Prevention Magazine” and the American Podiatric Medical Association” an award for Portland being voted “The Number One Walking City” in the United States.

He has worked in the area’s premiere hospitals in the city for over the past decade and is currently serving his 3 (third) consecutive term as the “Section Chair” (Chief of Podiatry) for Legacy Emanuel and Good Sam hospitals respectively.

 Dr. Tillett has given lectures on foot and ankle conditions and surgery around the country and been published on multiple occasions as an expert, representing the American Podiatric Medical Association and his profession  He is pleased to be serving the people of Oregon and surrounding areas.

Official Media Representative, The American Podiatric Medical Association

GUEST LECTURER – ‘Greatest Hits’:

American Diabetes Association Convention; Portland, Oregon;

  • Oregon State Pharmacy Association Meeting 2009; – “Medical Management of Diabetic Neuropathy”
  • Seattle Primary Care – CME Series – “Understanding Neuropathy: The Cause, Results and New Treatment Options”
  • Oasis Club – “Common Foot Problems: How to Extend Your Warranty”
  • Oregon State – Nurses’ Foot Care Certification’ – Key Note Lecturer
  • Cherry Hill Sr. Lecture Series – “Protecting Your Feet for The Long Haul”
  • Elsie J. Stuhr Senior Center – “Combating Common Foot Concerns To Stay Active”
  • Oregon Pharmacy AssociationPSOP Fred Meek Seminar; – “The Right Prescription for Ailing Feet”
  • Legacy Hospital Systems, OR Nurse’s Continuing Education – “Common Foot Problems”
  • Portland Region – Oregon Podiatric Medical Association, Portland Oregon – “Understanding Medicare”
  • Oregon Podiatric Medical Association – “Ankle Arthroscopy”,
  • Western States Chiropractic College – “Functional Control of the Pathological Foot”


Doctor of Podiatric Medicine,
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (UOMHS)
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS), Iowa

Bachelor of Science, Medical Biology,
University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Sciences (UOMHS)
College of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery (CPMS)

Bachelor of Science, Biology,
Portland State University – Portland, Oregon

Associate Degree, General Science,
Mt. Hood Community College – Gresham, Oregon


Legacy/Good Samaritan Hospital & Kaiser Hospital – Portland, Oregon

  • Primary Surgical Residency 24
  • Extensive clinical and surgical rotation experience — Extensive experience in forefoot and rearfoot reconstructive surgery,
  • Comprehensive diabetic wound care experience and diabetic foot reconstruction,
  • Emergency Medicine,
  • Trauma (Completed at Emanuel Hospital a level 1 Trauma Center),
  • General surgery,
  • Vascular surgery,
  • Internal medicine,
  • Radiology,
  • Orthopedic/Trauma surgery (Completed at Emanuel Hospital a level 1 Trauma Center),
  • Anesthesiology.
Doctor’s Hospital – New Boston, Texas
  • Primary Podiatric Medical Residency
  • Extensive clinical and surgical rotation experience:
  • Sports Medicine,
  • Ankle Arthroscopy,
  • General surgery,
  • Internal medicine,
  • Radiology,
  • Rural Medicine,
  • Diabetic Foot Care.



Dr Tillett’s Pastime

Dr Tillett’s Pastime – His Nationally Acclaimed BBQ Cookbook


His Nationally Acclaimed BBQ Cookbook

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