Dr. Joshua Sill is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, VA. He is the Pulmonary Section Chief, and director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program. He also serves as the Associate Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center at the Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters.
Dr. Sill attended Grove City College, Grove City PA, where he graduated with honors with a degree in Molecular Biology. He completed medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, where he was inducted into the AOA medical honor society. After graduation he did his internal medicine residency training in northern California at David Grant Medical Center/University of California Davis. He then went on to complete pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, TX.
Dr. Sill received a scholarship from the U.S. Air Force for medical school. Upon graduating in 2002, he entered active duty with the U.S. Air Force. He remained on active duty throughout residency and fellowship, completing his training in military sponsored programs. After fellowship, he worked as a staff physician in the field of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. He held faculty appointments at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM), Wright Patterson Medical Center, Wright- Patterson AFB, OH and Wright State University School of Medicine. In addition to pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, Dr. Sill has received certification as a flight surgeon and completed additional training in the care of pilots of high-performance aircraft.
From 2009 to 2013 Dr. Sill worked at the USAFSAM. During this time, he served as Chief of Pulmonary Medicine, Medical Director of the Wright-Patterson Medical Center Sleep Lab, and clinical teaching faculty at Wright State University School of Medicine. While deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 – 2012, he also served as the Medical Director of the Multinational Clinic at the NATO base at Kabul International Airport. He was selected to be a member of the F-22 physiology working group, which was tasked with identifying the root cause of the “hypoxia-like” events that caused the entire fleet of stealth fighters to be grounded in 2011. He taught in numerous courses to include: Advanced Aerospace Medicine for International Medical Officers, Aerospace Medicine Primary course, Critical Care Air Transport Team, Joint Medical Attendant Transport Team and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.
In 2013 Dr. Sill separated from active duty service and joined the faculty at Eastern Virginia Medical School. He spearheaded the successful creation of the institution’s new Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. Dr. Sill has multiple publications and has lectured at many regional, national, and international conferences. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. In addition to his leadership roles and academic responsibilities, Dr. Sill remains active in clinical medicine. Current research interests include the obesity-hypoventilation syndrome, sleepiness and work hours in medical residents, and normal reference values for exercise and pulmonary function testing.