is my home page. Dr. Miller is a consultant with expertise in the clinical, economic, scientific and political arenas of healthcare. He helps companies and organizations increase the value of their products and innovations by improving their relationships and communications with key stakeholders – leading to better clinical and economic outcomes. In 2000, Dr. Miller launched his consulting business after more than 10 years working for a variety of public and private organizations, and his clients have included Amgen, the Center for Medical Technology Policy, Feinstein Kean Healthcare, Health Policy Solutions, Johnson & Johnson, Monitor, the New England Healthcare Institute, Pfizer, and PhRMA.
Dr. Miller has spoken across the country to many community, professional and industry groups, written extensively and been quoted by various media outlets about strategies for improving healthcare quality, the clinical and economic value of biomedical advances, and the interactions among the healthcare delivery, reimbursement, and research systems. Based upon his experiences communicating healthcare issues to a wide variety of audiences, Dr. Miller developed a communications training program for healthcare industry employees, and in 2004 wrote the “Drug Pricing Principles” chapter in The Entrepreneur’s Guide to a Biotech Startup. He is currently working on a book titled, Fixing the US Healthcare System.
In 1988 Dr. Miller went to Washington DC as the first Executive Branch Fellow for the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). During the fellowship year, he worked in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. Prior to the AAAS Fellowship, Dr. Miller graduated Magna Cum Laude from Williams College with a B.A. in chemistry, received his M.D. from the Yale University School of Medicine, completed his PGY-1 general surgery residency year in Burlington Vermont, and spent a year as a Research Fellow and Instructor in the University of Rochester’s Orthopedic Department.
Before establishing his own business, Dr. Miller was Director of Federal Relations for Pfizer Inc. His responsibilities at Pfizer included representing the company to Federal officials, coordinating company-wide positions on government policies and legislation related to healthcare delivery and financing, biomedical research and US patent law, and developing working relationships with other organizations in the health, business and advocacy communities.
Other health policy and administration positions Dr. Miller held in Washington include:
- Legislative Assistant and Health Policy Advisor for Congressman Sander Levin (D-MI). While working for Congressman Levin, Dr. Miller directed legislative and policy issues involving Health Care Reform, Medicare, long-term care, medical ethics, and fraud and abuse, and was a Member of President Clinton’s Health Care Reform Task Force; (Global Budget & HIPCs Working Groups)
- Director of Facilitation & Education at Medical Alliances, a consulting firm that helped physicians, hospitals and others to navigate the changing healthcare marketplace and develop delivery coalitions. While working there he co-wrote the chapter “Preparing for Managed Care and Capitation,” in Alliances: Strategies for Building Integrated Delivery Systems;
- Physician Advisor in the White House’s Office of Management and Budget; and
- Medical Officer in the National Institute of Health’s Office of AIDS Research.
In addition to his own consulting practice, Dr. Miller is a Senior Counselor at Hyde Park Communications, is a member Anita Harris Communications’ Advisory Board, and participates in the Alliance for Health Reform's Experts Database.
In a volunteer capacity, Dr. Miller currently serves as the Secretary of the Boston Chapter of the Williams College Alumni Association, on the Organizing Committee of the Yale Life Sciences Alumni Association’s new Boston area chapter, and is Honorary “Team Physician” for the political satire troupe the Capitol Steps. While living in Washington DC, Dr. Miller was a volunteer physician in Bread for the City’s free medical clinic, served on their Board of Directors from 1997-2005, and chaired the Fundraising Committee until 2002.
Dr. Miller can be contacted at MMiller@HealthPolCom.com