Distinguished Teaching Professor of Medicine Chair of the Department of Medicine
Dr. Miller attended Macalester College and earned his M.D. from the University of Illinois. He returned to the University of Minnesota for his residency in Internal Medicine followed by his fellowship in Hematology. He currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He has spent many years on the faculty as a hematologist and bone marrow transplant physician. His love of teaching led him to invest much time in education of students, residents, and faculty. He maintains strong expertise in blood diseases and cancers. His other special interests are in medical education and in evidence-based medicine and medical decision-making (the rigorous application of all data and systems resources to doing the best for each patient and populations of patients).
Honors, Awards, Organizations
Teacher of the Year, Internal Medicine Residents, 1994, 1999
Letter of Commendation for teaching, Year 2 students, 1994, 1995
MMF Outstanding Teacher Award 1996
MMF Distinguished Teaching Award, Year 3 & 4, 1997, 1998
MMF Distinguished Teaching Award, Year 2 students, 1999
All University Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate, Post-graduate, and Professional Education, 2000
Academy of Medical Educators, U of Minnesota, 2000
Academy of Distinguished Teachers, U of Minnesota, 2000
Fellow, American College of Physicians 2002
Medical School Graduation Greeter (elected by students), 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005
Glaser Award Nominee, (national AOA award for faculty) 2005
Cragg L. Blazar BR. Defor T. Kolatker N. Miller W. Kersey J. Ramsay M. McGlave P. Filipovich A. Weisdorf D. A randomized trial comparing prednisone with antithymocyte globulin/prednisone as an initial systemic therapy for moderately severe acute graft-versus-host disease. Biology of Blood & Marrow Transplantation. 6:441-7, 2000.
Arora M. Wagner JE. Davies SM. Blazar BR. Defor T. Enright H. Miller WJ. Weisdorf DF. Randomized clinical trial of thalidomide, cyclosporine, and prednisone versus cyclosporine and prednisone as initial therapy for chronic graft-versus-host disease. Biology of Blood & Marrow Transplantation. 7(5):265-73, 2001.
Burns LJ. Miller W. Kandaswamy C. DeFor TE. MacMillan ML. Van Burik JA. Weisdorf DJ. Randomized clinical trial of ganciclovir vs acyclovir for prevention of cytomegalovirus antigenemia after allogeneic transplantation. [Clinical Trial. Journal Article. Randomized Controlled Trial] Bone Marrow Transplantation. 30(12):945-51, 2002.
Arora M. Burns LJ. Davies SM. Macmillan ML. Defor TE. Miller WJ. Weisdorf DJ. Chronic graft-versus-host disease: a prospective cohort study. [Journal Article] Biology of Blood & Marrow Transplantation. 9(1):38-45, 2003.
Nixon LJ. Benson BJ. Rogers TB. Sick BT. Miller WJ. Effects of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education work hour restrictions on medical student experience. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 22(7):937-41, 2007.
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