Dr. Billows graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in 1992. Following graduation he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine in 1995 at the Methodist Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident. Prior to attending medical school Dr. Billows was a FireFighter/Paramedic for 13 years with the City of Fairborn, Ohio. During his tenure on the fire department he was promoted to the level of Platoon Commander and as such was responsible for the supervision of fire prevention and suppression activities for the City of Fairborn. While working on the fire department, Dr. Billows completed his undergraduate education at Wright State University and subsequently worked part-time as a flight nurse for the Care Flight Air Medical Service of Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. After completing his residency in Emergency Medicine he served as Medical Director for our LifeLine helicopter service from December of 1996 until January of 2007. As the LifeLine Medical Director responsibilities included oversight of crew medical training and provision of medical care, protocol development and run audits, orientation of Emergency Medicine Interns to the LifeLine program, Flight Physician training, and liason between LifeLine personnel and Emergency Medicine residents. Dr. Billows became involved with motorsports and mass gathering medicine during his residency, when he volunteered in the Infield Care Center at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during racing events. He quickly developed a passion for motosports medicine and has been involved with the INDYCAR Series in varying roles since 1995. He first served as a Safety Team Physician, became the Deputy Medical Director, and currently is the Medical Director for the INDYCAR Series and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. As Medical Director for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Dr. Billows is responsible for driver evaluation and treatment, as well as the provision of emergency spectator care. Dr. Billows has extensive experience in a number of racing disciplines, and has functioned as the National Medical Chief for the Redbull Air Race World Championships, the Chief Medical Officer for the Indianapolis MotoGP motorcycle races, the Chief Medical Officer for the Formula One United States Grand Prix, the Chief Medical Officer for the NASCAR Brickyard 400 as well as the Chief Medical Officer for the INDY 500. He has also traveled extensively with the INDYCAR Series to races throughout the United States, Canada, Brazil, Japan and Australia. Dr. Billows is ABEM certified, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (FACEP). In ACEP he had been involved with the Air Medical Section, and was previously on the BOD of Indiana State Chapter where he served as the EMS Chairperson.
Titles & Appointments
- Assistant Professor Emeritus of Clinical Emergency Medicine
- Medical Director, Indianapolis Motor Speedway