Daniel L. Miller, MD

General Thoracic Surgery, WellStar Health System, Mayo Clinic Care Network, Marietta, GA, USA

Dr. Miller received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky Medical School in 1985, completed a residency in General Surgery in 1991 from Georgetown University and a fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery from the Mayo Clinic-Rochester in 1994. From 1994 to 1997, Dr. Miller was Co-directed of the Lung Transplant Program and Chief, General Thoracic Surgery at University of Louisville. He returned to the Mayo Clinic as faculty surgeon, where he was Co-Founder of Thoracic Oncology Program, Surgical Chair of the NCCTG, Program Director of General Thoracic Surgery Residency Program and Co-PI of the Mayo Clinic CT Lung Cancer Screening Study. In 2002 Dr. Miller was recruited to Emory University, he started the first multidisplinary Thoracic Oncology Clinic and performed the first VATS lobectomy in Georgia. Dr. Miller was the PI for ACOSOG in the intergroup prospective randomized trial (CALGB 140503). He was the Surgical Director of the Thoracic Oncology Program for Emory Healthcare Winship Cancer Institute –NCI-designated Cancer Center, the Kamal A. Mansour Professor of Thoracic Surgery, and Chief, General Thoracic Surgery for Emory University Healthcare until December 2013.

Since January 2014, Dr. Miller has been Chief, General Thoracic Surgery and Director of Clinical Research within WellStar Health System/ Mayo Clinic Care Network (largest non-profit healthcare system in Georgia) based in Marietta, Georgia and serving metro-Atlanta. Also, he is Professor of Surgery at the Medical School of Georgia. Currently, Dr. Miller was the future Program Director of the General Surgery Resident Program (July 2019) at Kennestone Regional Medical Center. His community-based research has been focus on early detection of lung cancer, treatment of primary and secondary pleural malignancies with resection and HITEC (only center in US) and repair of complex pectus abnormalities and acquired restricted thoracic dystrophy, fixation of rib fractures and resection and reconstruction of chest wall tumors in adults. Dr. Miller has mentored and educated over 100 Cardiothoracic residents, 250 General Surgery residents and 500 Medical Students about the principles of thoracic oncology, benign thoracic disease and thoracic trauma over the last 25 years.

Terms of Appointment: Sep 2019 - Aug 2021