David Christopher Miller, MD

Professor, Urology
President, University of Michigan Health System
Executive Vice Dean of Clinical Affairs


Dr. Miller’s clinical practice focuses on the diagnosis and management of patients with prostate and kidney cancer. In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Miller serves as Director of the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC). Funded by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM), MUSIC is a consortium of more than 40 urology practices aiming to improve the quality and cost-efficiency of prostate cancer care in the state of Michigan.

Dr. Miller has a broad background in health services research, including substantial experience using claims data and formal training in the advanced statistical methods used in observational data analyses. Dr. Miller's research training includes both a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology, and completion of health services research fellowships at the University of Michigan and University of California, Los Angeles/RAND Corporation. With longitudinal funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality and the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Miller's empirical research agenda focuses on comparative effectiveness research, physician-led collaborative quality improvement, and understanding the relationship between physician organizations, integrated delivery systems, and the quality and cost of specialty care.


Dow Health Services Research
Urologic Oncology

Areas of Interest

Research Interests: Dr. Miller's research, which has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the National Cancer Institute, and The American Cancer Society, seeks to better understand how the health care delivery system influences quality and access to care for patients with urological cancers.
Clinical Interests: Kidney cancer, prostate cancer, robotic surgery


Medical School or Training

  • Washington University School of Medicine, 1999


  • University of Michigan Health System, Urology, MI, 2005


  • Urologic Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, 2008

Board Certification

  • Urology

Professional Organizations

  • American Urological Association
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Society of Urologic Oncology

Published Articles or Reviews

Web Sites

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