Dr. Miller serves as Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology and Professor of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In addition, he is Director, Center for Preventive Cardiology for the University of Maryland Medical System and Staff Physician at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore. His major research interests are disorders of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, molecular studies of HDL cholesterol, triglycerides and the postprandial response to dietary fat, nontraditional coronary risk factors and clinical trials to reduce atherosclerosis.
He received his B.A. degree from Rutgers College and his M.D. from The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Jersey. Following a medical residency at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, he completed two fellowships at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, one in lipoprotein metabolism and the second in cardiovascular disease. Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis. He is Past President of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology and his research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association and Veterans' Affairs Administration.
Dr. Miller has been listed in “15 Top Cardiologists” (Baltimore Magazine), "Most Influential Physicians" (USA Today), "Super Doctors" (Washington Post) and "America's Top Doctors" (U.S. News and World Report in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd). He has served as a consultant to the National Library of Medicine and the U.S. Postal Service for the forever stamp "Heart Health". Since 2010, Dr. Miller has served on the Board of Trustees for the AstraZeneca HealthCare Foundation “Connections for Cardiovascular Health”, a charitable organization supporting communities through health connections. In 2013, he was appointed by the Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley, to the State Advisory Council on Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention and on July 1, 2014 was appointed to serve as a Member of the American Heart Association Nutrition Committee of the Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Council. Dr. Miller is board certified in Internal Medicine, Clinical Lipidology and Cardiovascular Disease.
Dr. Miller is the author of the new book "Heal Your Heart-The Positive Emotions Prescription to Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease" (Rodale Press) based on his 23 years of patient care, experiences and research conducted at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.
Grants and Contracts:
Atherothrombosis Intervention in Metabolic syndrome with low HDL/high triglycerides and Impact on Global Health outcomes (AIM-HIGH); Multicenter; National Heart, Lung, Blood Institute 2006-2012
IMPROVE-IT: Does lowering LDL and CRP with ezetimibe reduce cardiac Events; Multicenter; Merck-Schering Plough (2007-2011)
Dalcetrapib and Statin therapy versus statin monotherapy after Acute Coronary Syndromes; Multicenter; Roche (2008-2012)
The Effects of Ezetimibe/Simvastatin versus Simvastatin alone on Platelet and Inflammatory Biomarkers in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome; Investigator Initiated; Merck-Schering Plough (2009-2011)
Unraveling the Genetic Architecture of Very High HDL cholesterol through Transcriptome Analysis; NHLBI; R21 HL094980, 2009-2011
Comparative Effects of 2 Diets in Veterans with the Metabolic Syndrome; VA Merit Award, 2009-2013
Links of Interest:5 Tips to Keep Your Heart Pumping (CNN)
"Laughter Proves Good Medicine for Heart"
"Yet Another Reason to Fight the Fat" (New York Times)
"Cholesterol: When It's Good, It's Very, Very Good" (New York Times)
"The Power of Music: It's a Real Heart Opener" (CNN)
"Happy Tunes May Make For Healthier Hearts" (NPR)
"The Medical Benefits of Laughter" (You Tube video)
"How Bad Are America's Unhealthiest Meals?" (ABC World News Tonight; July 6, 2009)
"Good Morning America" appearance (7/29/09)
"Rachael Ray Show" (with Dr. Robert Vogel): "What happens when you eat" (9/16/10)
Laughter Helps Blood Vessels, Aids Heart (Bloomberg News: 8/29/11)
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