Lee Todd Miller, M.D.
Dr. Lee Miller is Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate dean for Student Affairs at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He also serves as the Director of the Global Health Education Program. For over 25 years, he has had a leadership role in medical education at both the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels. He has also received unprecedented recognition for his contributions as an educator and role model for thousands of medical students and residents over these years, with significant experience in curriculum design and evaluation.
The creation of Partners for Pediatric Progress was a terrific way for Dr. Miller to combine his passions for pediatrics, medical education and global health. As a former consultant for the Diarrheal Disease Program of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva, Switzerland, Dr. Miller made enormous contributions teaching at the medical school faculty level in a multitude of developing nation settings, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Zambia and Myanmar. Furthermore, he had the opportunity to coordinate the teaching and training activities of the International Federation of the Red Cross in Goma, Zaire during the Rwandan civil war and refugee cholera-dysentery crisis in August of 1994. Dr. Miller was subsequently invited to the newly established University of the Transkei School of Medicine in Umtata, South Africa to review the pediatric undergraduate and post-graduate medical education curricula, and to make recommendations to the Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at this institution.
Over the years he has conducted the evaluation of pediatric clinical and training programs at a public maternity hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan, and a review of the medical school curricula of both the Universidade Eduardo Mondlane and Lurio Universities in Mozambique. Closer to home at UCLA, Lee has been committed to establishing and supporting global health training opportunities for scores of medical students and residents.
Dr. Miller is a graduate of Bowdoin College and earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His subsequent residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics were completed at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, before joining the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Miller is the 12-time recipient of the UCLA School of Medicine’s annual Golden Apple Teaching Award, the Distinguished Teaching Award from the Academic Senate of the University of California, and a UCLA nominee for the American Association of Medical College’s Humanism in Medicine Award.