Michael J. Miller, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon serving the greater Denver area. He can perform the full spectrum of complex breast reconstruction procedures including the DIEP flap method, which often creates a more natural-looking and feeling result than breast implants but requires advanced microsurgical training. Dr. Miller is one of the most experienced reconstructive surgeons in the country in the area of cancer-related reconstructive surgery. He spent nearly 17 years at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center followed by 12 years at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. As a renowned breast reconstruction surgeon, he views this procedure as an integral part of the healing process, allowing women to feel whole again after their battle with cancer. Dr. Miller’s skill, experience, and compassion help create the best possible experience for women overcoming breast cancer.
Dr. Michael Miller’s education began in 1973 at the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, where he studied engineering. He went on to receive his undergraduate degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1978. From there, Dr. Miller obtained his medical degree from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Miller began extensive postgraduate training in surgery. He observed how plastic and reconstructive surgery can transform lives. He chose to devote his professional career to plastic surgery especially cancer-related reconstructive surgery and microvascular surgery. Dr. Miller trained in General Surgery in Massachusetts followed by specialization in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at The Ohio State University. Finally, he completed advanced fellowship training in Reconstructive Microsurgery at Tulane University in New Orleans. He became expert in cutting edge techniques of reconstructive surgery that form the basis of his interest in breast reconstruction. Dr. Miller was certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1993 and participates in the Continuous Certification program, which demonstrates his professionalism as well as his commitment to life-long learning and improvement.
Dr. Miller has been in academic practice since 1990, starting as a member of the faculty at the world-renowned The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. He cared for cancer patients of all ages afflicted with tumors of the head and neck, breast, torso, and extremities. He conducted clinical and basic research in regenerative medicine and explored applications for advanced technology in surgery. He trained many young surgeons from training programs in Texas and around the world. He has consistently been voted as one of the “Best Doctors in America.” Dr. Miller rose to the rank of full professor at The University of Texas and Deputy Chair of the Department of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2007, Dr. Miller returned to The Ohio State University as the Director of the Division of Plastic Surgery. He grew the faculty, expanded clinical and basic research, and created a range of new clinical services. This soon led to establishing a new Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. Miller as the first Department Chair.
After leading plastic surgery at Ohio State for 12 years, Dr. Miller stepped down as Chair and entered private practice in Colorado. He brings his microsurgical expertise and special interest in breast reconstruction to the accomplished team of Jeremy Williams and Chris Williams of Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in Lone Tree. He will continue teaching and caring for breast cancer patients.
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Dr. Miller joined Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery in 2019 after 29 years at leading cancer centers in Texas and Ohio. He and his wife Debbie have been blessed with two children and three grandchildren. Dr. Miller enjoys outdoor activities with family and friends and is an avid cyclist. He shares a passion for international missions and global health with his partners in PMCS, caring for people who suffer from physical deformities and teaching plastic and reconstructive surgeons worldwide.