Dr. Miles is an Affiliate Faculty for the Law School's Concentration in Health Law and Bioethics. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and teaches and practices internal medicine at the University of Minnesota.
He has served as President of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and received its Distinguished Service Award. Among his other awards is the National Council of Teachers of English' George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language.
Dr. Miles has published four books and more than twenty chapters and more than 200 medical articles on medical ethics, human rights, tropical medicine, end of life care and geriatric health care. The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine, Oxford University Press, reviewed the meaning of the Hippocratic Oath as illuminated by the medical texts of its time. His latest book, Oath Betrayed: America's Torture Doctors, (University of California Press, 2009) examines military medicine in the war on terror prisons.
He has worked extensively in international health care and international human rights. He is on the Board of the Center for Victims of Torture.
Awards, Honors, Organizations
University of Minnesota Medical School, Distinguished Teaching Award, 2009
American Bar Association, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Human Rights Hero, 2008
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) George Orwell Award for Distinguished Contribution to Honesty and Clarity in Public Language, 2006
Humanism in Medicine Recognition, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2006
Pi Alpha Alpha, National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Admin, Honorary Member, 2006
Pellegrino Medal, Healthcare Ethics and Law (HEaL) Institute Samford University, Alabama, 2006
University of Minnesota Medical School Excellence in Medical Education, 2005
Minnesota Chapter, American Association of Public Health, Paul and Sheila Wellstone Award for Leadership in Public Health, 2005
Minnesota Monthly, Minnesotan of the Year, 2004
American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities, Distinguished Service Award, 2000