Benjamin G. Miller, MD

  • Division Director, Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Director, Pediatrics Residency Program, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Benjamin Miller joined the Paul C. Gaffney Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) in 2008 following completion of his pediatric residency at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, including a year spent as chief resident. Since then, he has dedicated himself as a clinician-educator to the care of hospitalized children as well as advancing the field of medical education. Through his efforts, he was named an associate director for Pediatric Residency Program in 2014. He was promoted to associate professor in 2017 and shortly thereafter was named Interim Director of the PHM. In 2019 he was instilled as PHM Director.

In addition to continuing to advance the clinical services and scholarly resources provided by PHM, Miller also continues his clinical practice as a teaching hospitalist on the general pediatric wards at Children’s Hospital. Miller’s academic efforts are focused on medical education research and curriculum development. He served as the co-chair of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) Associate Program Directors' Special Interest Group from 2017-2020, providing oversight in selecting programs, presentations, and educational components of the spring APPD national meeting. Miller developed the ethics curriculum for both medical students and residents rotating at Children’s and was instrumental in the coordination of the PRIME curriculum for pediatric residents at Children’s who may be interested in medical education as part of their career pathway. Miller has also been coordinating the care of the children of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ players, coaches, and staff since 2015 as team pediatrician.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2004-2007, 2013-Present
  • Association of Pediatric Program Directors, 2014-Present
  • Society of Hospital Medicine, 2018-Present

Education & Training

  • BA, Psychology with Distinction, magna cum laude, Yale University, 1997
  • Post Baccalaureate Program, Pre-Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, 1998
  • MD, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2004
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2004-2007
  • Chief Resident in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2007-2008
  • Advanced Faculty Leadership Academy, University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences, 2019

Selected Publications

Michel H, Wagner B, Srinath A, Miller B. An Action Plan for Pediatric Constipation Education. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 65:2, S112, November 2017. https://doi:org/10.1097/MPG.0000000000001805.

Toto, R, March, C, John, L, Michel, H, Miller, B. PRIME: Inaugural Years & Impact of a Resident-Led Medical Education Interest group (Platform Presentation). Academic Pediatrics, 17:5, e8, July 2017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2017.04.043.

Miller, B, Schwartz, E, Dewar, S. The Benefits of a Consistent Approach Among Program Directors in Addressing Resident Burnout. Academic Pediatrics, 18:5, e40, July 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2018.04.108.

Miller, B, Dewar, SB, Nowalk, A. Lack of correlation between USMLE scores and performance in pediatrics residency training based on ACGME milestones ratings. Academic Pediatrics, 19:6, 2019, e34, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2019.05.088.

Miller, B, Nowalk, A, Dewar, S. Lack of Correlation between USMLE Scores and Performance in Pediatric Residency Training Based on ACGME Milestones Ratings.  Oral Platform. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. May 1-5, 2020. Due to COVID-19 related conference cancellation, this peer-reviewed abstract was disseminated on 4/30/2020 to the PAS Meeting Program Guide.

Trauernicht, E, Miller, B, Kazmerski, T, Sharp, E. #This is our shot: Pediatric Physicians’ Perceptions of the COVID-19 vaccine. Academic Pediatrics. 2021. In press. 

Sharp, E, Friehling, E, Srinath, A, Muzumdar, H, Nowalk, A, Miller, B, Trauernicht, E, Kazmerski, T. Adaptation: Fellowship training over the course of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Academic Pediatrics. 2021. In Press.

Sharp, E, Friehling, E, Srinath, A, Muzumdar, H, Nowalk, A, Miller, B, Trauernicht, E, Kazmerski, T. Pediatric faculty & trainees in the COVID-19 pandemic: Attitudes, concerns, and interventions. Academic Pediatrics. 2021. In Press.

Li, J, and Miller, B. Vaping-associated spontaneous pneumomediastinum: A case and review of the literature. Chest. 2021. In press.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Medical education
  • Teachable moments
  • Hospitalist
  • Applicant evaluation
  • Inpatient clinical service
  • Online teaching