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Geoffrey Miller

Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics (Neurology); Clinical Director Yale Pediatric Neurology, Co-Director Yale/MDA Pediatric Neuromuscular Clinic

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Geoffrey Miller, MD, FRCP, FRACP, MPhil, MA, MBChB

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Geoffrey Miller, M.B., Ch.B., is a professor of Pediatrics and Neurology. He graduated in medicine MB BCh fro Trinity College Dublin in 1972.His pediatric training was at the Cambridge Military Hospital, and pediatric neurology and neurodevelopmental pediatric residencies were at Princess Margaret Hospital for Children Western Australia and British Columbia Children’s Hospital Vancouver Canada. He is board certified in Neurology with special qualification in Child Neurology and is also board certified in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. He has served as the Medical Director of the West Australian Cerebral Palsy Center, and as a clinic director of pediatric neuromuscular clinics in West Australia, Hershey Pennsylvania, Baylor College of Medicine Houston Texas, and is a co-director of a pediatric neuromuscular clinic at Yale New Haven Hospital. Presently he is the Clinical Director of Pediatric Neurology at the Yale University School of Medicine . His main clinical interests are neonatal neurodevelopmental outcomes and pediatric neuromuscular disorder. His academic interests include Pediatric bioethics and neuroethics.

He served a clinical research fellowship in neonatal neurology and neuromuscular disorder at the Hammersmith hospital, Royal Postgraduate School, London. His MD Doctoral degree was from the University of Western Australia and his thesis concerned the epidemiology of cerebral palsy. He was a member of and senior investigator at the Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute. He has been elected to the American Neurological Association and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in London and a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of Physicians. He has more than 120 publications and is the editor of 3 books and the sole author of one. His present academic interest is in pediatric bioethics and he is a member of the Yale Bioethics Center, the Yale Program for Biomedical Ethics and the Child Neurology Society Bioethics Committee. He is the author of the book Extreme Prematurity. Bioethics and Law, and the editor of the books Pediatric Bioethics, Cerebral Palsies. Causes, Consequences and Management, and Static Encephalopathies of Infancy and Childhood..

Education & Training

  • MPhil
    University of Glasgow (2002)
  • Fellow
    British Columbia Children's Hospital (1987)
  • MD
    University of Western Australia, Neurology (1986)
  • Fellow
    Royal Perth Hospital & QEII Medical Center (1986)
  • Resident
    Hammersmith Hospital, London (1983)
  • MA
    Trinity College Dublin (1982)
  • Resident
    Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Western Australia (1982)
  • Resident
    Cambridge Military Hospital, England (1978)
  • MBChB
    Trinity College (1972)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Psychiatry & Neurology, Neurology with Special Qual in Child Neurology (1994)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Life Time Achievement AwardMuscular Dystrophy Association2016
41st Guinness LecturerCoombe Womens and Infants University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland2013
Editorial BoardActa Paediatrica2013
2010 Chair, Ethics Symposium. International Pediatric Association World Congress 2010. Johannesburg, South Africa.2010
Research Advisory CommitteeMarch of Dimes2008
NAME, NIH Study Section2008
Elected Member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health2006
Master of Arts Privatim Yale University2006
Member of 2004 Mohonk Consensus Committee for the US Congressional Committee Report on Disorders of Consciousness2004
Chairman, International Affairs Committee, Child Neurology Society2002
1997 Elected Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians1997
1996 Elected to American Neurological Association1996
1983 Chairman, Scientific Sub-Committee of the Western Pacific Cerebral Palsy Association1983
2010 Attending of the Year. Neurology Department, Yale University School of Medicine

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