Dr. Gilli is a Bakersfield native. He attended West High School and graduated from the USC School of Medicine in 1983. Dr. Gilli is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at UCLA teaching at Kern Medical from 1993 until 2019. At Kern Medical, he has helped teach over 300 physicians for 26 years until retiring from Kern Medical in 2019. Since Retiring from Kern Medical, Dr. Gilli is working full time at Mesa West Medical. He is also a Fellow at the American College of Physicians. In early 2009, Dr. Gilli underwent a total hip replacement and has returned to running. He is an avid walker, runner, cyclist, and skier.