Belmont alumnus, Dr. Brandon Gilliam, has been named Director of Rehab and Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. Dr. Gilliam earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Belmont University School of Physical Therapy in 2005. Upon graduation, he began working in private practice clinics in the Nashville area from 2005-2013. He also provided sports medicine coverage at Christ Presbyterian Academy from 2005-2009.
Prior to accepting the position with the Heat, Gilliam traveled extensively and taught continuing education courses to health care professionals with the North American Sports Medicine Institute. In addition, for the past several years, Dr. Gilliam served as an adjunct within the Belmont University School of Physical Therapy. In his final year in Nashville, Dr. Gilliam started his own business consulting with professional and collegiate teams and individual athletes as well as providing concierge physical therapy and fitness services for entertainers and athletes. In his current role as Director of Rehab, Dr. Gilliam is responsible for maintaining the day to day health of all Miami Heat players.