- Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine
Megan Miller, MD, FACS, is a breast surgical oncologist and assistant professor in the Department of Surgery at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She is a board-certified surgeon specializing in breast cancer care.
Dr. Miller earned her undergraduate degree from Cornell University and her medical degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center. She completed her general surgery residency at the University of Chicago, where she also completed the Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship fellowship and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics fellowship. She then completed her clinical training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center with a fellowship in breast surgical oncology.
Dr. Miller’s research interests include using breast cancer heterogeneity to individualize treatment for each patient, and advancing the quality of multidisciplinary cancer care. She has authored 18 peer-reviewed articles and several book chapters on the management of breast disease. Her work has been presented at the Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Cancer Symposium and the American Society of Breast Surgeons Annual Meeting. She is currently leading a translational research initiative to identify factors that predict outcomes for women with triple negative breast cancer, and serves as Principal Investigator for local and national trials using novel surgical techniques to improve breast oncology care.
In addition, Dr. Miller is actively involved in surgical education. She is the chair of the Association of Surgical Education’s Graduate Surgical Education Committee and administers curricula for faculty and trainees on topics including feedback, wellness and career development. She enjoys mentoring medical students and residents to foster their interest in surgery.
Dr. Miller combines her specialized training with current research to provide the most advanced treatment for patients with breast cancer. Her goal is to ensure every patient understands their diagnosis and receives comprehensive and compassionate care.
- Breast cancer
- Wireless breast surgery
- Sentinel lymph node mapping
- High risk breast disease
- Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society
- George Peters Research Presentation Award, American Society of Breast Surgeons 2017
- Resident Research Competition Award- Faculty Mentor, Cleveland Surgical Society 2019
- American Society of Breast Surgeons
- Society of Surgical Oncology
- American College of Surgeons
- Association for Surgical Education
- Cleveland Surgical Society
- Breast Cancer
- Breast Disease
- Breast Surgery
- Breast Surgical Oncology
- High Risk for Breast Cancer
- Management of patients with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS)
Certifications & Memberships
- Surgery - American Board of Surgery
Fellowship | Breast Surgical Oncology
Breast Surgical Oncology - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (2016 - 2017)
Research Fellowship | Breast Surgical Oncology
Breast Surgical Oncology - Northshore University Health System (2016 - 2016)
University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine (2013 - 2014)
Residency | General Surgery
General Surgery - University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine (2008 - 2016)
Suny Downstate Medical Center College Of Medicine (2004 - 2008)
Cornell University (2003)
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As of December 31, 2016, Megan Miller did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.