Dr. Kilburn graduated from the University of Utah College of Medicine in 1954. He completed postgraduate training in internal medicine at Western Reserve University (internship), University of Utah Hospitals (residency in Medicine and in Pathology), and Duke University (fellowship in cardio-pulmonary disease). In 1958, he developed a cardiopulmonary research laboratory with a staff of 15 at the U.S. Army Medical Research and Nutritional Laboratory at Fitzsimmons Army Hospital. Director, Cardiopulmonary Division, Washington University School of Medicine, 1960-62. Chief, Medical Service, Veterans Administration Hospital, Durham, North Carolina 1963-68. Director, Division of Environmental Medicine, Department of Medicine, Medical Center, 1968-73. Professor of Medicine, Associate Professor of Anatomy, University of Missouri-Columbia 1973-77. Director, Division of Pulmonary and Environmental Medicine, 1973-77. Professor of Medicine and Professor of Community Medicine, Environmental Sciences Lab, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, 1977-80. Professor of Medicine, University of Southern California, 1980-Present. Director, Barlow Occupational Health Center, 1982-1984. Chief, Pulmonary and Environmental Medicine Section LAC-USC Medical Center, 1982-1984. President and Director, Neuro-Test, Inc., 1994-Present. These studies have led to over 235 publications of which 43 papers deal with neurobehavioral toxicology and one book, "Chemical Brain Injury" 1998, New York: John Wiley & Sons, published and two books are in development.
Nearly 3,000 subjects exposed to environmental chemicals have been characterized by neurophysiological tests of balance, reaction time, blink reflex latency, color discrimination and a cognitive and perceptual motor test battery including affective status with a profile of mood states. Toluene, trichloroethylene, hydrogen sulfide, arsenic, hydrochloric acid, chlorine, ammonia, fluorine and chlorinated dibenzodioxanes are the major neurotoxicants associated with impaired performance. Consulting:
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