Joshua M Sill, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Eastern Virginia Medical School
    Norfolk, Virginia, USA
    Phone: 757-446-8920


2005-2008 Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Fellowship San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium, San Antonio, Texas, USA
2002-2005 Internal Medicine Residency David Grant Medical Center, Travis AFB and University of California Davis, California, USA
1998-2002 Doctor of Medicine University of Texas Medical Branch, Texas, USA
1994-1998 BS in Molecular BiologyGraduated Magna Cum Laude Grove City College, Pennsylvania, USA


Dr. Joshua Sill is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, in Norfolk, Virginia. He is the Pulmonary Section Chief and Associate Director of the Cystic Fibrosis Center. He is active in both the Division of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and Sleep Medicine. He is the director of the Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program and a faculty member for the Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program.

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, Texas, 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, Texas.

After receiving an Air Force scholarship for medical school, Dr. Sill served as a pulmonary and critical care physician in the USAF. During his time in the military, he served as Chief of Pulmonary Medicine at the US Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Medical Director of the Wright-Patterson Medical Center Sleep Lab, and clinical teaching faculty at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Wright State University School of Medicine. While deployed to Afghanistan, he also served as the Medical Director of the Multinational Clinic at the NATO base at Kabul International Airport. One of his primary duties while in the Air Force was to oversee the medical evaluations and aero medical disposition of aircrew that had been disqualified due to pulmonary or sleep disorders. He taught in numerous courses to include: Advanced Aerospace Medicine for International Medical Officers, Aerospace Medicine Primary course, Critical Care Air Transport Team, and Joint Medical Attendant Transport Team.

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 Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. He is involved with institutional oversight of Graduate Medical Education Programs at EVMS. He is on the Board of Directors of the Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine and planning committee for the Mid Atlantic Pulmonary Hypertension Symposium. Dr. Sill has multiple publications and has lectured at many regional, national, and international conferences. He also teaches in numerous simulation based training courses at the local and national level. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He has additional training and certifications in Aerospace Medicine. Dr. Sill remains quite active in clinical medicine and is also involved with several ongoing research projects. Current research interests include asthma, interstitial lung disease, cystic fibrosis, the obesity-hypoventilation syndrome, sleepiness in aircrew and pulmonary physiology.

Research Interests

  • Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Scientific Activities

Teaching Experience
2015-Present Lecturer, Clinical expert on pulmonary fibrosis; Genentech Speaker Bureau and Advisory Board
2013-Present Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary/Critical Care Division,Eastern Virginia Medical School, Virginia, USA
2012-2013 Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Ohio, USA
2011-2013 Clinical Teaching Faculty, Wright Patterson Medical Center, Ohio, USA
2010-2013 Clinical Faculty, Defense Institute for Medical Operations-Brooks City-Base, Texas, USA
2009-2013 Clinical Faculty, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine-Brooks City-Base, Texas and Ohio, USA
2009-2011 Sleep medicine specialist and medical director, Integrated Sleep Center-Integrated Sleep Lab, Texas, USA
2008-2011 Clinical Teaching Faculty, Wilford Hall Medical Center-San Antonio, Texas, USA
2005-2011 Guest Lecturer on various pulmonary/critical care topics,Brooke Army Medical Center-San Antonio, Texas, USA
Professional Activities
2017-2018 Sleep Medicine Representative to the Special Advisory Council of MSV
2016-Present Medical Society of Virginia
2015-Present Board of Directors, Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine
2014-Present Planning and Attendance Committee, Virginia Academy of Sleep Medicine
2014-Present Association of Pulmonary and Critical Medicine Program Directors
2010-Present American Academy of Sleep Medicine
2005-Present American College of Chest Physicians
2005-Present American Thoracic Society
2005-Present Society of Critical Care Medicine
2002-Present American College of Physicians
2002-2015 American Medical Association
1998-2015 Society of Air Force Physicians/Tri-service ACP
Honors & Awards
2017 Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors in Pulmonary Medicine
2016 Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors in Pulmonary Medicine
2015 Inside Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 Leadership Award
2015 Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Doctors in Pulmonary Medicine
2013 Meritorious Service Medal
2012 Gold Medal for National Defense
2012 Joint Service Commendation Medal
2012 NATO Medal
2012 USAFSAM/FE Field Grade Officer of the Quarter
2012 Fellow of the American College of Physicians
2011 Air Force Special Experience Identifier for Excellence in Academic Medicine
2010 Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians
2008-2010 Excellence in Teaching Departmental Award (Pulmonary Medicine)
2002 Gold Headed Cane Award Finalist      
2001 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) National Medical Honor Society
1998 Air Force Health Professional Scholarship
1997 Mortar Board National Honor Society


  1. Hejl C, Chianea D, Riviere F, Sill J, Cuvelier I, Renard C, Plantamura J, Vest P. Diagnosis of a1-antitrypsin deficiency using capillary zone electrophoresis. Clin Chem Lab Med. April 2015; 53(10): e271-e273.
  2. Hejl C, Martinaud C, DeRudnicki S, Sill J, LeGolvan A, Dulou R, Macarez R. Implementation of a multinational “walking blood bank” in combat zone: The experience of a health service team deployed to a medical treatment facility in Afghanistan. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2015; 78(5): 949-54.
  3. Hejl C, Riviere F, Sill J, Chianea D, Vest P. An Unusual Electrophoresis. Clin Chem. 2014; 60(8):1127-8.
  4. Carlsen D, Sill J, Fester E, Prakash V Septic Arthritis Due to Haemophilus Influenza Serotype f in a Patient with Waldenstrom Macroglobulinemia: case report and review of the literature..Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice. 2013; 21(3):155-8.
  5. Calvano T, Sill J, Kemp K, Chung K. Use of a high flow oxygen delivery system for a critically ill patient with dementia. Respiratory Care. 53(12):1739-43, Dec 2008.
  6. Sill J, Allan P, Grbach V, Johnson J, Morris M. Cardiopulmonary exercise testing interpretation using age-matched controls in the evaluation of exertional dyspnea. Military Medicine. 2009; 174, 11:1177-82.
  7. Sterner J, Morris M, Sill J, Hayes J. Inspiratory flow volume loop evaluation for detecting upper airway disease. Respiratory Care 2009. 54(4) 461-6.

Journal of Sleep Disorders and Medical Care