Executive Vice Dean for Clinical Affairs, U-M Medical School
Professor of Urology
Dr. David Miller has served in his current role since January 1, 2021, where he oversees all activities within the health system which encompasses C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, the Von Voigtlander Women's Hospital, University Hospital, Frankel Cardiovascular Center, and the U-M Medical Group, including 2,000 physicians, and 140 clinics at 40 sites throughout Southeastern Michigan.
Dr. Miller served as Chief Clinical Officer for University Hospital and the Frankel Cardiovascular Center from 2018-2020, where he provided clinical operational leadership to ensure quality and safety in patient care, improve patient experience, enhance staff engagement, and optimize capacity management within the two adult hospitals.
Dr. Miller is a Professor in the Department of Urology and maintains a clinical practice that focuses on the diagnosis and management of patients with prostate cancer. In addition, Dr. Miller served as Director of the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC), a consortium of more than 40 urology practices aiming to improve the quality and cost-efficiency of urological care in the state of Michigan.
Dr. Miller also has a broad background in health services research, including using claims data and formal training for observational data analyses. With funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality and the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Miller focused on comparative effectiveness research, physician-led collaborative quality improvement and understanding the relationship between physician organizations, integrated delivery systems, and the quality and cost of specialty care.
Dr. Miller received his medical school training at the Washington University School of Medicine. His residency was completed in the Urology department at U-M. Dr. Miller's research training includes both a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology, and completion of health services research fellowships at U-M and University of California, Los Angeles/RAND Corporation.
What inspired you to pursue a career in this field?
In my mind, there is no other field that offers a greater opportunity to positively impact the lives of others. This simple concept inspired me to pursue a career in Medicine.
What is your proudest moment working at Michigan Medicine?
Our collective response to the pandemic. We have been tested time and again but, in each circumstance, our teams have responded to take care of our patients and each other. This unyielding commitment is a source of collective pride for all of us.
What is your favorite way to unwind at the end of a busy day or relax on the weekend?
Enjoying time with my family around our backyard firepit, walking our dog (Wilson), and watching Michigan athletics! Go Blue!