Edward D. Miller, M.D. was named Chief Executive Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, the 13th dean of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Vice President for Medicine of The Johns Hopkins University in January 1997.
An anesthesiologist who has authored or co-authored more than 150 scientific papers, abstracts and book chapters, Dr. Miller joined Johns Hopkins in 1994 as professor and director of the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and was named interim dean of the school of medicine in 1996. Dr. Miller came to Hopkins after eight years at Columbia University, where he served as professor and chairman of the Department of Anesthesiology. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at the University of Virginia.
Dr. Miller’s appointment to CEO followed a year-long national search for the first-ever Chief Executive Officer of Johns Hopkins Medicine, a then-new organization, that formally integrated operations and planning of the School of Medicine with the Johns Hopkins Health System and hospital to ensure their continued preeminence in education, discovery and patient care.
Dr. Miller led the effort to integrate Suburban Hospital and Health System in Bethesda, Maryland, Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C. and All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg, Florida into Johns Hopkins Medicine.
Under Dr. Miller’s leadership, Johns Hopkins Medicine broadened its international presence to include relationships with hospitals and other health care-related institutions in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, including an agreement to help Malaysia develop its first fully integrated private four-year graduate medical school and teaching hospital.
Dr. Miller also became Johns Hopkins Medicine’s chief fundraiser, presiding over a campaign that brought in $2.2 billion, more than any other academic medical institution has attracted in a single campaign.
During his tenure, Dr. Miller strengthened the institution’s historic commitment to patient and research volunteer safety. He established the Center for Innovation in Quality Patient Care and implemented a host of related initiatives to improve patient safety, ranging from implementation of an automated computer prescription system that helps prevent errors in ordering medications to a functional unit-based program that pairs senior level JHM executives with health care providers to identify and resolve safety issues. These safety programs have been emulated nationally and internationally.
Under Dr. Miller’s direction, a new school of medicine curriculum, Genes to Society, was developed and introduced, representing the first wholesale academic overhaul at the school in two decades. The curriculum, nearly six years in the making, centers on advances in understanding of the human genome and will feature new courses and modified existing ones.
Dr. Miller is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and the Royal College of Anesthetists. Dr. Miller is also a member of the State of Maryland’s Health Care Access and Cost Commission and serves on the boards of PNC Mutual Funds (member of PNC Financial Services Group, NYSE: PNC) and CareFusion Corporation (acquired by Becton Dickinson, NYSE: BDX).
Dr. Miller received his A.B. from Ohio Wesleyan University and his M.D. from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Miller was a surgical intern at University Hospital in Boston, chief resident in anesthesiology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston and a research fellow in physiology at Harvard Medical School. Mr. Miller also spent a sabbatical year as a senior scientist in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology of Hospital Necker in Paris.
Dr. Miller and his wife, Lynne, are the parents of four adult children.