David C. Miller, M.D., MPH, became president of the University of Michigan Health System on Jan. 1, 2021.
He provides strategic and operational leadership of the clinical enterprise of Michigan Medicine, the academic medical center of the University of Michigan, including U-M Medical Group physicians and other health professionals at University Hospital, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, the Von Voigtlander Women’s Hospital, and the many U-M health centers located throughout Michigan.
He also was named executive vice dean of clinical affairs for the U-M Medical School, in which he will work collaboratively with leadership from the medical school to ensure that the clinical and medical education missions are aligned.
Miller, a urologist and surgeon, is a nationally recognized expert in urological oncology, quality improvement, and health services research. He has a substantial record of service including participation with numerous national committees for the American Urological Association. He also served as a founding director of the Michigan Urological Surgery Improvement Collaborative (MUSIC), an internationally-recognized consortium of urology practices that has achieved statewide improvements in the quality and outcomes of prostate cancer care.
A native of Midland, Mich., he received his medical degree in 1999 from Washington University School of Medicine. He completed residency training in urology at the University of Michigan in 2005 and served as chief resident from 2004-05. He also obtained his MPH from the University of Michigan School of Public Health in 2005. From 2006-08, he completed a fellowship in urological oncology and health services research at the University of California, Los Angeles.
He has been an active emergency response leader during Michigan Medicine’s pandemic planning and implementation. He also served in crucial roles building Michigan Medicine’s strategic partnerships with other health care systems, which have enhanced care delivery across the state.