Dr. Miller is board certified in general surgery and hospice and palliative medicine. She practices acute care surgery, provides palliative medicine and clinical medical ethics consultation, and has worked as an associate medical director of an inpatient hospice unit. Dr. Miller received her medical degree from the University of Chicago – Pritzker School of Medicine, completed general surgery residency at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and returned to training after 14 years of general and acute care surgery practice to complete fellowships in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Clinical Medical Ethics at University of Chicago Medicine and the University of Chicago MacLean Center respectively. Dr. Miller is an Associate Member of the American College of Surgeon’s Academy of Master Surgeon Educators, and a former American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Hearst Scholar. Her clinical and research interests include integrating palliative medicine and clinical medical ethics into the care of seriously ill or injured surgical patients and this passion has led to becoming a founding member of the Surgical Palliative Care Society. Additionally, Dr. Miller is a fierce advocate for gender and racial equity, diversity and inclusion in medicine and surgery as a founding member of TIME’S UP Healthcare and the Founder and President of Physician Just Equity. Physician Just Equity is a 501(c)3 non-profit foundation that exists to support learners, physicians, and surgeons experiencing bias, harassment, discrimination and retaliation through workplace conflicts, championing a balanced resolution, while simultaneously seeking to facilitate institutional culture change.
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