Norman Fritz Miller, M.D. was born in Iron Mountain, Michigan on August 14, 1894. He attended the University of Michigan in both the undergraduate and medical schools, receiving his MD in 1920. He spent four years as an intern and resident in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Michigan and was subsequently appointed an Assistant Professor in the department, the fourth person to ever achieve that rank.
In 1926 Dr. Miller moved to the State University of Iowa Medical School as an Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and was promoted to Professor there in 1928. He remained at the University of Iowa until his return to Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan.