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D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A.

D. Douglas Miller, M.D., C.M., M.B.A., served as dean of the School of Medicine from 2014-2017. His deanship concluded after successfully steering the School of Medicine through the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) re-accreditation process, which resulted in the School of Medicine being awarded continued accreditation for eight years, the maximum possible term.

An internationally recognized cardiologist and clinician-scientist, Dr. Miller has served as a leader in academic medicine and chief academic/executive officer for more than 25 years. He came to NYMC from the University of Alberta where he served as dean of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry as well as chair of the Health Sciences Council. 

Prior to the University of Alberta, Dr. Miller served as dean of the School of Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), where he facilitated an expansion of the medical school from one campus to four. While at MCG, he also developed a new interdisciplinary research structure and a unified model of health care delivery by bringing physicians and hospitals closer together.

In addition to the University of Alberta and MCG, Dr. Miller has held clinical appointments as an internist, cardiologist and medical imager at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center San Antonio, Saint Louis University and the Veterans Administration. Dr. Miller was the Robert G. Petersdorf Scholar-in-Residence with the Association of American Medical Colleges, where he studied the associations between national economies, health care policies and physician workforce balance.

Dr. Miller’s work has resulted in more than 110 peer-reviewed papers and multiple patents, and he serves on the editorial boards of many renowned influential journals. Dr. Miller’s clinical work is currently based at the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute where he practices general cardiology and nuclear cardiology.

A native of Brockville, Ontario, Dr. Miller received his undergraduate degree from Concordia University in Montreal, and attended medical school at McGill University where he also completed an internal medicine residency in 1981. He completed a clinical and research cardiology fellowship at l'Institut de Cardiologie de Montréal, a clinical cardiology fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine and a cardiac imaging fellowship at Harvard University. He later went on to receive an executive master of international business administration from Saint Louis University.

Dr. Miller and his wife, Heather, have two children, Caroline and Brendan.

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