Since 1994, Dr. Gililland and his wife, Carol, have been very active in mission outreaches with their church. These activities have included trips to Mexico, Uganda, Cambodia, Guatemala, and Mali. After seeing the tremendous need for medical care in West Africa, Dr. Gililland and his wife decided to leave their life (and large, successful fertility practice in Sacramento, California) to serve full time in Mali.
The Gilillands spent 2010 at a language school in France in order to communicate with under-served patients. During the following four years, they served at Hôpital Femmes et Enfants in Koutiala, Mali where Dr. Gililland was the Director of Women’s Services at the hospital and cared for patients with all manner of gynecologic issues (e.g. fibroids, ovarian tumors, cancer), and for pregnant patients with every obstetrical problem and complication imaginable. In his practice in Africa, he also consulted with and treated a multitude of patients with infertility, not only from the local area but also from many surrounding countries.
The Gilillands have 3 sons and 3 grandchildren and elected to return to the United States because of their desire to be closer to their family.
After returning from Africa in late 2014, Dr Gilillland joined RCC and has enjoyed caring for patients in Utah. His special interests include reproductive surgery, assisted reproductive technology, surgical management of patients with endometriosis, and overall day-to-day patient interaction and care. He feels blessed to be doing what he is doing and loves to help patients grow their families.