Bruce Hillman, M.D.
Professor of Radiology and Medical Imaging and Public Health
Residency, Diagnostic Radiology, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital,
University of Virginia
Doctor Hillman’s research interests include health services research and policy, technology assessment and clinical trials. These focuses derive from his training as a Pew Health Policy Fellow at the RAND Corporation. He was the first to demonstrate that physician self-referral for diagnostic imaging was associated with higher utilization and costs. The work was cited as reasons for new federal and state laws limiting self-referral.
Later work elucidated the factors promoting successful radiology research careers, which led to several ongoing research development programs. He founded and served as PI for the NCI-funded clinical trials cooperative group, ACRIN, which received nearly $200 million in funding and was responsible for nearly 30 multi-center trials during his 9 years as Network Chair, including major screening trials of CT lung cancer screening, digital mammography, and CT colonoscopy.
Dr. Hillman is currently Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of ACR Image Metrix, an imaging contract research organization owned by the American College of Radiology, which designs and conducts clinical trials of imaging devices, radiopharmaceuticals, and pharmaceuticals.
Hillman BJ, Goldsmith J.
Imaging: The Self-Referral Boom and the Ongoing Search for Policies to
Contain It. Health Aff 29:2231-2236, 2010.