Loren G Miller, M.D., M.P.H.

A Short Biography:

Loren Miller, MD, MPH is Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Miller also is a faculty member in the Division of Adult Infectious Diseases at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and serves as the Director of the Infection Control Program at Harbor-UCLA. Dr. Miller received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley, his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, and his Masters in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. After completing his internship and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Miller also completed a fellowship in infectious diseases at the UCLA Multicampus Program in Infectious Diseases and Microbial Pathogenesis as well as a fellowship with the UCLA/VA Multicampus Fellowship Program in Health Services Research. His primary research interests include clinical outcomes, epidemiology, and molecular epidemiology of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA) infections and skin infections. He has been an investigator and principal investigator on many NIH, CDC, and AHQR grants related to treatment and prevention of MRSA and CA-MRSA, as performed investigations related to HIV infection, urinary tract infections, Hepatitis B and C, and other infectious diseases topics. Dr. Miller has authored many manuscripts relating to clinical and epidemiologic issues and is an author on over 70 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters.

Work Titles
CTSI Member, CTSI Member, Community Engagement and Research Program (CERP)
Harbor UCLA Medical Center Director, Infection Control Program Administrator, Division of Infectious Diseases
UCLA Associate Professor, Medicine
Education:
Degrees:
M.D., Columbia University of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 1988 - 1992
M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles, 1997 - 1999
B.A., University of California, Berkeley, 1982 - 1987
Fellowship:
1997 - 1999 Special Fellowship in Ambulance Care, Health Services Research
Fellowship:
1996 - 1999 UCLA Medical Center
Residency:
1992 - 1995 Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA

Contact Information:

Email Address:

lgmiller@ucla.edu


Website:



Fax Number:

(310) 782-2016

Work Phone Number:

(310) 222-5623

3102223813

Laboratory Address:

Laboratory
1000 West Carson Street
243 RB-2
Torrance, CA 90509


Work Address:

Office
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center
Division of Infectious Diseases
1000 W. Carson St. Box 466
Torrance, CA 90509


Detailed Biography:

Areas of Clinical Interest: - MRSA infections - Epidemiology - Health Services Research - Skin infections - Infectious Diseases - HIV and AIDS Areas of Research Interest: - Adherence to antiretroviral therapy - Clinical and outcomes research and methodology - Urinary tract infections

Publications:

McKinnell James A, Huang Susan S, Eells Samantha J, Cui Eric, Miller Loren G   Quantifying the impact of extranasal testing of body sites for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus colonization at the time of hospital or intensive care unit admission Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, 2013; 34(2): 161-70.
McKinnell James A, Kunz Danielle F, Chamot Eric, Patel Mukesh, Shirley Rhett M, Moser Stephen A, Baddley John W, Pappas Peter G, Miller Loren G   Association between vancomycin-resistant Enterococci bacteremia and ceftriaxone usage Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, 2012; 33(7): 718-24.
Murphy Courtney R, Eells Samantha J, Quan Victor, Kim Diane, Peterson Ellena, Miller Loren G, Huang Susan S   Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus burden in nursing homes associated with environmental contamination of common areas Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 2012; 60(6): 1012-8.
Miller Loren G, Tan Jennifer, Eells Samantha J, Benitez Esther, Radner Allen B   Prospective investigation of nasal mupirocin, hexachlorophene body wash, and systemic antibiotics for prevention of recurrent community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 2012; 56(2): 1084-6.
Miller Loren G, Eells Samantha J, Taylor Alexis R, David Michael Z, Ortiz Nancy, Zychowski Diana, Kumar Neha, Cruz Denise, Boyle-Vavra Susan, Daum Robert S   Staphylococcus aureus colonization among household contacts of patients with skin infections: risk factors, strain discordance, and complex ecology Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2012; 54(11): 1523-35.
Miller Loren G   Where we are with community-associated Staphylococcus aureus prevention--and in the meantime, what do we tell our patients? Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2012; 54(6): 752-4.
Eells Samantha J, McKinnell James A, Miller Loren G   Daily cranberry prophylaxis to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections may be beneficial in some populations of women Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2011; 52(11): 1393-4; author reply 1394-5.
David Consuelo V, Chira Sandy, Eells Samantha J, Ladrigan Manasi, Papier Art, Miller Loren G, Craft Noah   Diagnostic accuracy in patients admitted to hospitals with cellulitis Dermatology online journal, 2011; 17(3): 1.
Miller Loren G, McKinnell James A, Vollmer Michael E, Spellberg Brad   Impact of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus prevalence among S. aureus isolates on surgical site infection risk after coronary artery bypass surgery Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, 2011; 32(4): 342-50.
Gupta Kalpana, Hooton Thomas M, Naber Kurt G, Wullt Björn, Colgan Richard, Miller Loren G, Moran Gregory J, Nicolle Lindsay E, Raz Raul, Schaeffer Anthony J, Soper David E, Soper David E, Soper David E   International clinical practice guidelines for the treatment of acute uncomplicated cystitis and pyelonephritis in women: A 2010 update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and the European Society for Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2011; 52(5): e103-20.
McKinnell James A, Stollenwerk Nicholas S, Jung Chin W, Miller Loren G   Nitrofurantoin compares favorably to recommended agents as empirical treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in a decision and cost analysis Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic, 2011; 86(6): 480-8.
Nguyen Megan H, Eells Samantha J, Tan Jennifer, Sheth Corinne T, Omari Bassam, Flores Margarita, Wang Jeffrey, Miller Loren G   Prospective, open-label investigation of the pharmacokinetics of daptomycin during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery Antimicrobial agents and chemotherapy, 2011; 55(6): 2499-505.
McKinnell James A, Eells Samantha J, Wang Angel A, Miller Loren G   Simultaneous use of other antimicrobials may have influenced clinical outcomes Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2011; 52(10): 1279; author reply 1279-80.
Desai Rishi, Pannaraj Pia S, Agopian Jaclyn, Sugar Catherine A, Liu George Y, Miller Loren G   Survival and transmission of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus from fomites American journal of infection control, 2011; 39(3): 219-25.
Jung Chin W, Tan Jennifer, Tan Nelly, Kuo Melissa N, Ashok Ashwin, Eells Samantha J, Miller Loren G   Evidence for the insufficient evaluation and undertreatment of chronic hepatitis B infection in a predominantly low-income and immigrant population Journal of gastroenterology and hepatology, 2010; 25(2): 369-75.
Lipsky Benjamin A, Kollef Marin H, Miller Loren G, Sun Xiaowu, Johannes Richard S, Tabak Ying P   Predicting bacteremia among patients hospitalized for skin and skin-structure infections: derivation and validation of a risk score Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, 2010; 31(8): 828-37.
Maree Cynthia L, Eells Samantha J, Tan Jennifer, Bancroft Elizabeth A, Malek Mark, Harawa Nina T, Lewis Martha J, Santana Elaine, Miller Loren G   Risk factors for infection and colonization with community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in the Los Angeles County jail: a case-control study Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2010; 51(11): 1248-57.
Boucher Helen, Miller Loren G, Razonable Raymund R   Serious infections caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2010; 51 Suppl 2(5): S183-97.
Lehman Deborah, Tseng Ching Wen, Eells Samantha, Miller Loren G, Fan Xuemo, Beenhouwer David O, Liu George Y   Staphylococcus aureus Panton-Valentine leukocidin targets muscle tissues in a child with myositis and necrotizing fasciitis Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2010; 50(1): 69-72.
Miller Loren G, Boucher Helen   Rifampin-containing regimens for community-associated skin infection: a hazard without known benefit The American journal of emergency medicine, 2009; 27(7): 893-4.
Tseng Ching Wen, Kyme Pierre, Low Jennifer, Rocha Miguel A, Alsabeh Randa, Miller Loren G, Otto Michael, Arditi Moshe, Diep Binh An, Nizet Victor, Doherty Terence M, Beenhouwer David O, Liu George Y   Staphylococcus aureus Panton-Valentine leukocidin contributes to inflammation and muscle tissue injury PloS one, 2009; 4(7): e6387.
Miller Loren G, Kaplan Sheldon L   Staphylococcus aureus: a community pathogen Infectious disease clinics of North America, 2009; 23(1): 35-52.
Perlroth Joshua, Kuo Melissa, Tan Jennifer, Bayer Arnold S, Miller Loren G   Adjunctive use of rifampin for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus infections: a systematic review of the literature Archives of internal medicine, 2008; 168(8): 805-19.
Rieg Gunter, Lewis Roger J, Miller Loren G, Witt Mallory D, Guerrero Mario, Daar Eric S   Asymptomatic sexually transmitted infections in HIV-infected men who have sex with men: prevalence, incidence, predictors, and screening strategies AIDS patient care and STDs, 2008; 22(12): 947-54.
Miller Loren G, Diep Binh An   Clinical practice: colonization, fomites, and virulence: rethinking the pathogenesis of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2008; 46(5): 752-60.
Diep Binh An, Chambers Henry F, Graber Christopher J, Szumowski John D, Miller Loren G, Han Linda L, Chen Jason H, Lin Felice, Lin Jessica, Phan Tiffany HaiVan, Carleton Heather A, McDougal Linda K, Tenover Fred C, Cohen Daniel E, Mayer Kenneth H, Sensabaugh George F, Perdreau-Remington Françoise   Emergence of multidrug-resistant, community-associated, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus clone USA300 in men who have sex with men Annals of internal medicine, 2008; 148(4): 249-57.
Miller Loren G, Quan Clifford, Shay Anthony, Mostafaie Katayoun, Bharadwa Kiran, Tan Nelly, Matayoshi Kelli, Cronin Jason, Tan Jennifer, Tagudar Grace, Bayer Arnold S   A prospective investigation of outcomes after hospital discharge for endemic, community-acquired methicillin-resistant and -susceptible Staphylococcus aureus skin infection Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2007; 44(4): 483-92.
Miller Loren G, Perdreau-Remington Franciose, Bayer Arnold S, Diep Binh, Tan Nelly, Bharadwa Kiran, Tsui Jennifer, Perlroth Joshua, Shay Anthony, Tagudar Grace, Ibebuogu Uzoma, Spellberg Brad   Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics cannot distinguish community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection from methicillin-susceptible S. aureus infection: a prospective investigation Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2007; 44(4): 471-82.
Maree Cynthia L, Daum Robert S, Boyle-Vavra Susan, Matayoshi Kelli, Miller Loren G   Community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus isolates causing healthcare-associated infections Emerging infectious diseases, 2007; 13(2): 236-42.
Miller Loren G, Mehrotra Rajnish, Tang Angela W   Does in vitro fluoroquinolone resistance predict clinical failure in urinary tract infections? International journal of antimicrobial agents, 2007; 29(5): 605-7.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Daar Eric S, Eysselein Viktor E, Miller Loren G   Hepatitis C infection in dialysis patients: a link to poor clinical outcome? International urology and nephrology, 2007; 39(1): 247-59.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Kilpatrick Ryan D, McAllister Charles J, Miller Loren G, Daar Eric S, Gjertson David W, Kopple Joel D, Greenland Sander   Hepatitis C virus and death risk in hemodialysis patients Journal of the American Society of Nephrology : JASN, 2007; 18(5): 1584-93.
Hamilton Stephanie M, Bryant Amy E, Carroll Karen C, Lockary Vivian, Ma Yongsheng, McIndoo Eric, Miller Loren G, Perdreau-Remington Francoise, Pullman John, Risi George F, Salmi Daniel B, Stevens Dennis L   In vitro production of panton-valentine leukocidin among strains of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus causing diverse infections Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2007; 45(12): 1550-8.
Sokolov Karen M, Kreye Eva, Miller Loren G, Choi Chester, Tang Angela W   Postpartum iliopsoas pyomyositis due to community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Obstetrics and gynecology, 2007; 110(2 Pt 2): 535-8.
Liu Honghu, Miller Loren G, Golin Carol E, Hays Ron D, Wu Tongtong, Wenger Neil S, Kaplan Andrew H   Repeated measures analyses of dose timing of antiretroviral medication and its relationship to HIV virologic outcomes Statistics in medicine, 2007; 26(5): 991-1007.
Liu Honghu, Miller Loren G, Hays Ron D, Golin Carol E, Zhao Haiming, Wenger Neil S, Kaplan Andrew H   A comprehensive evaluation of survey questions for adherence to antiretroviral medications and exploratory analyses for identifying optimal sets of survey questions AIDS patient care and STDs, 2006; 20(11): 760-72.
Liu Honghu, Miller Loren G, Hays Ron D, Wagner Glenn, Golin Carol E, Hu Wenhua, Kahn Katherine, Haubrich Richard, Kaplan Andrew H, Wenger Neil S   A practical method to calibrate self-reported adherence to antiretroviral therapy Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 2006; 43 Suppl 1(1): S104-12.
Wagner Glenn J, Kanouse David E, Golinelli Daniela, Miller Loren G, Daar Eric S, Witt Mallory D, Diamond Catherine, Tilles Jeremiah G, Kemper Carol A, Larsen Robert, Goicoechea Miguel, Haubrich Richard H   Cognitive-behavioral intervention to enhance adherence to antiretroviral therapy: a randomized controlled trial (CCTG 578) AIDS (London, England), 2006; 20(9): 1295-302.
Hiyama Lauren, Tang Angela, Miller Loren G   Levofloxacin penetration into a renal cyst in a patient with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, 2006; 47(1): e9-13.
Liu Honghu, Miller Loren G, Hays Ron D, Golin Carol E, Wu Tongtong, Wenger Neil S, Kaplan Andrew H   Repeated measures longitudinal analyses of HIV virologic response as a function of percent adherence, dose timing, genotypic sensitivity, and other factors Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 2006; 41(3): 315-22.
Kalia Nove K, Miller Loren G, Nasir Khurram, Blumenthal Roger S, Agrawal Nisha, Budoff Matthew J   Visualizing coronary calcium is associated with improvements in adherence to statin therapy Atherosclerosis, 2006; 185(2): 394-9.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, McAllister Charles J, Miller Loren G   Clinical characteristics and mortality in hepatitis C-positive haemodialysis patients: a population based study Nephrology, dialysis, transplantation : official publication of the European Dialysis and Transplant Association - European Renal Association, 2005; 20(8): 1662-9.
Kalantar-Zadeh Kamyar, Miller Loren G, Daar Eric S   Diagnostic discordance for hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation, 2005; 46(2): 290-300.
Mathews Wm Christopher, Caperna Joseph C, Barber R Edward, Torriani Francesca J, Miller Loren G, May Susanne, McCutchan J Allen   Incidence of and risk factors for clinically significant methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection in a cohort of HIV-infected adults Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 2005; 40(2): 155-60.
Miller Loren G, Perdreau-Remington Francoise, Rieg Gunter, Mehdi Sheherbano, Perlroth Josh, Bayer Arnold S, Tang Angela W, Phung Tieu O, Spellberg Brad   Necrotizing fasciitis caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus in Los Angeles The New England journal of medicine, 2005; 352(14): 1445-53.
Shay Anthony C, Miller Loren G   An estimate of the incidence of Candiduria among hospitalized patients in the United States Infection control and hospital epidemiology : the official journal of the Society of Hospital Epidemiologists of America, 2004; 25(11): 894-5.
Wagner Glenn, Miller Loren G   Is the influence of social desirability on patients' self-reported adherence overrated? Journal of acquired immune deficiency syndromes (1999), 2004; 35(2): 203-4.
Miller Loren G, Golin Carol E, Liu Honghu, Hays Ron D, Hua Jenna, Wenger Neil S, Kaplan Andrew H   No evidence of an association between transient HIV viremia ("Blips") and lower adherence to the antiretroviral medication regimen The Journal of infectious diseases, 2004; 189(8): 1487-96.
Miller Loren G, Spellberg Brad   Spider bites and infections caused by community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus Surgical infections, 2004; 5(3): 321-2; author reply 322.
Miller Loren G, Spellberg Brad   Treatment of community-associated methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus skin and soft tissue infections with drainage but no antibiotic therapy The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 2004; 23(8): 795; author reply 795-6.
Miller Loren G, Tang Angela W   Treatment of uncomplicated urinary tract infections in an era of increasing antimicrobial resistance Mayo Clinic proceedings. Mayo Clinic, 2004; 79(8): 1048-53; quiz 1053-4.
Spellberg Brad, Powers John H, Brass Eric P, Miller Loren G, Edwards John E   Trends in antimicrobial drug development: implications for the future Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2004; 38(9): 1279-86.
Miller Loren G, Liu Honghu, Hays Ron D, Golin Carol E, Ye Zhishen, Beck C Keith, Kaplan Andrew H, Wenger Neil S   Knowledge of antiretroviral regimen dosing and adherence: a longitudinal study Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, 2003; 36(4): 514-8.
Miller Loren G, Liu Honghu, Hays Ron D, Golin Carol E, Beck C Keith, Asch Steven M, Ma Yingying, Kaplan Andrew H, Wenger Neil S   How well do clinicians estimate patients' adherence to combination antiretroviral therapy? Journal of general internal medicine, 2002; 17(1): 1-11.
Miller Loren G, Golin Carol E, Hays Ron D, Liu Honghu, Beck C Keith, Kaplan Andrew H, Wenger Neil S   Impact of antiretroviral regimen switches on adherence HIV clinical trials, 2002; 3(5): 355-60.
Miller Loren G, Huffman Heather B, Weidmer Beverly A, Hays Ron D   Patient preferences regarding antiretroviral therapy International journal of STD & AIDS, 2002; 13(9): 593-601.

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