Licenses | Post-grad Training | Undergraduate | Job Experience | Publications | Grants | Presentations | Awards

Advanced Education

Life Chiropractic College: Doctorate of Chiropractic: 1983-1986 (graduated cum laude)

St. George School of Medicine: Classes toward a Doctorate of Medicine: 2010-2011

Licenses and Certifications

National Board of Chiropractic Examiners: Certification – August, 1986

California Board of Chiropractic Examiners: Licensure – July, 1987- February, 2015

Colorado Board of Chiropractic Examiners: Licensure – October, 2012

Human Research Protection Training & Education: Certification – September, 2012 - September, 2015

Postgraduate Training & Appointments

California Chiropractic Foundation: Independent Disability Examiner – Certified: January, 1993

State of California Appointed: Qualified Medical Evaluator – March, 1993 - August, 2010

Athletic Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Associates: Fellowship – January, 1987 – August, 1988

San Jose State University: Pre-Medicine--science only: GPA 3.4: August, 2006 - December, 2008

California State University Monterey Bay: Pre-Med-- science only: GPA 4.0: January, 2008 - May, 2008

St. George School of Medicine: GPA 3.8 – August, 2010 - December, 2011

Undergraduate Degree

Ferris State University: Bachelor of Science - Applied Biology: September, 1978 - June, 2006

Professional Experience

Steadman Philippon Research Institute (Vail, CO) – Spine Research Coordinator: Apr, 2012 - Jan, 2014

Director of Spine Research (Vail, CO) - Donald Corenman, MD, DC, Orthopedic Spine Surgeon, Apr, 2012 - Jan, 2014

Gillard Chiropractic & Sports Therapy (San Jose, CA) – Clinical Director: August, 1988 - 2010

Published Peer-Review Papers

Corenman DS, Gillard DG, et al. rH-BMP2-Augmented Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion for the treatment of discogenic pain syndrome: two-your outcomes. Spine 2013;20:E1269-77.

Gillard DG, Corenman DS, Dornan J. Failed less invasive spine surgery as a predictor of subsequent fusion outcomes. Int Orthop 2014;38:811-815.

Research Grant Awards Garnered

Large brace company (October, 2013): for study design and completion of "the efficacy of lumbar bracing for chronic low back pain." Dollar amount: $54,000. Study length–four years.

Most Recent Presentations and Writing

IOMN Alerts During EIS Surgery: triggering events, surgeon response, and sequelae. PowerPoint designed for Dr. Jahangir Asghar, M.D., Spine Surgeon for the purpose of presentation at The Scoliosis Research Society meeting (49th), June 2014.

Twelve-Month Accomplishments. Presented to the SPRI Scientific Advisory Committee, Steadman orthopedic surgeons, and fellows. Speaking time: 15 minutes. July 26, 2013

Discogenic Pain Syndrome and Other Causes of Chronic Low Back Pain. Orthopedic & Spine Lecture Series of the Steadman Clinic. Presented to the Steadman Clinic orthopedic surgeons, fellows, and interns, and area healthcare professionals. speaking time: 90 minutes. December 18, 2012 [here's a sample]

Why Should Spine Be Included in Orthopedic Research? Presented to the SPRI Scientific Advisory Committee, Steadman orthopedic surgeons, and fellows. Speaking time: 15 minutes. July 27, 2012

Special Awards & Honors

All-American: Ferris State University Track & Field Team (Hammer Throw). NAIA– June, 1980

All-American: Ferris State University Track & Field Team (Hammer Throw). NCAA– July, 1980

All-American: Ferris State University Track & Field Team (35-Pound Weight). NAIA– February, 1981

All-American: Ferris State University Track & Field Team (Hammer Throw). NAIA– June, 1981

All-American: Ferris State University Track & Field Team (Hammer Throw). NCAA– July, 1981

All-American: Ferris State University Track & Field Team (Hammer Throw). NCAA– July, 1983

US Olympic Festival Team - Track & Field (Hammer Throw). Houston, Texas– August, 1986

US Olympic Festival Team - Track & Field (Hammer Throw). Raleigh, North Carolina– August, 1987

US Olympic Track & Field Team (alternate): Indianapolis, Indiana – July, 1988

US Track & Field Championships (4th in hammer throw): Houston, Texas – June, 1989

Induction into the Ferris State University Athletic Hall Of Fame: Big Rapids, Michigan – Class of 2006