Dr. Hillstead was born and raised in Southwest Wyoming. In high school he was an all-state athlete, active in student government and in the drama and music departments. His favorite role was Alfred Doolittle from My Fair Lady. He spent two years in church missionary service in Argentina and then returned to Southern Utah University where he graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Chemistry and a minor in Mathematics.
Following his undergraduate education he did an externship in bioinformatics research for the U.S. Department of Energy at the Lawrence Berkley national laboratory in Berkeley, California and then earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. His post medical school training has included experience in Family Medicine, Anesthesiology and specialized fellowship training in interventional Pain Management at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr. Hillstead believes in understanding his patient’s goals and concerns and utilizing the latest technologies and minimally invasive, image guided procedures to improve their quality of life.
Outside of medicine he enjoys spending time with his wife and four children ages 8 months to 8 years. They love the outdoors, the sunshine and each other.