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Shaping the Future

Timothy Miller, M.D.

Contact Information:

Office Phone Number:

310-825-5644

Office Address:

200 UCLA Medical Plaza
Suite 465
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Chief, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Professor, Surgery


A Short Biography:

Timothy A. Miller, M.D. has spent nearly four decades training doctors and surgeons at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he is now Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a fully tenured professor. He has published over ninety scholarly articles and has written more than forty textbook chapters. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. He was also the Director of the American Society of Plastic Surgery from 1991 to 1997. He served during Vietnam (1965-1966) and was awarded the Bronze Star. From 1973 to 2006 he served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center where he still maintains a research laboratory. He continues to serve his country by founding Operation Mend- a unique program between Brooke Army Medical Center and the Ronald Regan Medical Center that provides reconstructive plastic surgery for US military wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Awards and Honors:

Vanderbilt University Hospital
UCLA School of Medicine
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
The Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, The American Society Of Maxillofacial Surgeons Best Research Paper in Plastic Surgery
Pittsburgh Academy of Medicine Thomas Symington Award
U.S. Army, Republic of Vietnam The Bronze Star Medal
US Army Vietnam Special Forces Parachute Award

Detailed Biography:

Timothy A. Miller, M.D. has spent nearly four decades training doctors and surgeons at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, where he is now Chief of the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and a fully tenured professor. He has published over ninety scholarly articles and has written more than forty textbook chapters. He has served on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and the Plastic Surgery Education Foundation. He was also the Director of the American Society of Plastic Surgery from 1991 to 1997. He served during Vietnam (1965-1966) and was awarded the Bronze Star. From 1973 to 2006 he served as the Chief of Plastic Surgery at the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center where he still maintains a research laboratory. He continues to serve his country by founding Operation Mend- a unique program between Brooke Army Medical Center and the Ronald Regan Medical Center that provides reconstructive plastic surgery for US military wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Publications:

Darcy Sean J, Miller Timothy A, Goldberg Robert A, Villablanca J Pablo, Demer Joseph L, Rudkin George H   Magnetic resonance imaging characterization of orbital changes with age and associated contributions to lower eyelid prominence Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 122(3): 921-9; discussion 930-1.
Liu Tom S, Miller Timothy A   Economic analysis of the future growth of cosmetic surgery procedures Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 121(6): 404e-412e.
Huang Catherine K, Huang Weibiao, Zuk Pat, Jarrahy Reza, Rudkin George H, Ishida Kenji, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A   Genetic markers of osteogenesis and angiogenesis are altered in processed lipoaspirate cells when cultured on three-dimensional scaffolds Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 121(2): 411-23.
Carpizo Katherine H, Saran Madeleine J, Huang Weibiao, Ishida Kenji, Roostaeian Jason, Bischoff David, Huang Catherine K, Rudkin George H, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A   Pretreatment of poly(l-lactide-co-glycolide) scaffolds with sodium hydroxide enhances osteoblastic differentiation and slows proliferation of mouse preosteoblast cells Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2008; 121(2): 424-34.
Kaufman Matthew R, Miller Timothy A, Huang Catherine, Roostaien Jason, Wasson Kristy L, Ashley Rebekah K, Bradley James P   Autologous fat transfer for facial recontouring: is there science behind the art? Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2007; 119(7): 2287-96.
Carlsen Brian T, Farmer Douglas G, Busuttil Ronald W, Miller Timothy A, Rudkin George H   Incidence and management of abdominal wall defects after intestinal and multivisceral transplantation Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2007; 119(4): 1247-55; discussion 1256-8.
Kaufman Matthew R, Bradley James P, Dickinson Brian, Heller Justin B, Wasson Kristy, O'Hara Catherine, Huang Catherine, Gabbay Joubin, Ghadjar Kiu, Miller Timothy A   Autologous fat transfer national consensus survey: trends in techniques for harvest, preparation, and application, and perception of short- and long-term results Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2007; 119(1): 323-31.
Roostaeian Jason, Carlsen Brian, Simhaee David, Jarrahy Reza, Huang Weibiao, Ishida Kenji, Rudkin George H, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A   Characterization of growth and osteogenic differentiation of rabbit bone marrow stromal cells The Journal of surgical research, 2006; 133(2): 76-83.
Jarrahy Reza, Huang Weibiao, Rudkin George H, Lee Jane M, Ishida Kenji, Berry Micah D, Sukkarieh Modar, Wu Benjamin M, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A   Osteogenic differentiation is inhibited and angiogenic expression is enhanced in MC3T3-E1 cells cultured on three-dimensional scaffolds American journal of physiology. Cell physiology, 2005; 289(2): C408-14.
Miller Timothy A   Excision of redundant neck tissue in men with platysma plication and Z-plasty closure Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2005; 115(1): 304-13.
Chou Yu-Fen, Huang Weibiao, Dunn James C Y, Miller Timothy A, Wu Benjamin M   The effect of biomimetic apatite structure on osteoblast viability, proliferation, and gene expression Biomaterials, 2005; 26(3): 285-95.
Huang Weibiao, Carlsen Brian, Wulur Isabella, Rudkin George, Ishida Kenji, Wu Benjamin, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A   BMP-2 exerts differential effects on differentiation of rabbit bone marrow stromal cells grown in two-dimensional and three-dimensional systems and is required for in vitro bone formation in a PLGA scaffold Experimental cell research, 2004; 299(2): 325-34.
Huang Weibiao, Carlsen Brian, Rudkin George, Berry Micah, Ishida Kenji, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A   Osteopontin is a negative regulator of proliferation and differentiation in MC3T3-E1 pre-osteoblastic cells Bone, 2004; 34(5): 799-808.
Taub Peter J, Rudkin George H, Clearihue William J, Miller Timothy A   Prefabricated alloplastic implants for cranial defects Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2003; 111(3): 1233-40.
Rudkin George H, Carlsen Brian T, Miller Timothy A   Nasolabial flap reconstruction of large defects of the lower lip Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 2003; 111(2): 810-7.
Gruber Helen E, Yamaguchi Dean, Ingram Jane, Leslie Kelly, Huang Weibiao, Miller Timothy A, Hanley Edward N   Expression and localization of estrogen receptor-beta in annulus cells of the human intervertebral disc and the mitogenic effect of 17-beta-estradiol in vitro BMC musculoskeletal disorders, 2002; 3(2): 4.
Huang Weibiao, Rudkin George H, Carlsen Brian, Ishida Kenji, Ghasri Peyman, Anvar Bardia, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A   Overexpression of BMP-2 modulates morphology, growth, and gene expression in osteoblastic cells Experimental cell research, 2002; 274(2): 226-34.
Rudkin George H, Carlsen Brian T, Chung Chi Y, Huang Weibiao, Ishida Kenji, Anvar Bardia, Yamaguchi Dean T, Miller Timothy A   Retinoids inhibit squamous cell carcinoma growth and intercellular communication The Journal of surgical research, 2002; 103(2): 183-9.
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