Robert S. Miller, MD, FACP, FASCO, Assistant Professor of Oncology and Oncology Medical Information Officer at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, has been named Medical Director of the Institute for Quality (iQ) of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Dr. Miller is a pioneer in health-related information technology and in 21st Century methods of communicating critical medical information to health providers and patients.
A long-time ASCO member and volunteer, Dr. Miller will begin his new position on December 3, 2014. Watch for a detailed interview with Dr. Miller in an upcoming issue of The ASCO Post.
“We are very excited that Dr. Miller will be joining ASCO as the Medical Director for our Institute for Quality,” said Allen S. Lichter, MD, Chief Executive Officer of ASCO. “Dr. Miller has served ASCO in many integral roles over the years and his leadership and medical knowledge will help guide and revolutionize our continuing effort of improving the quality of cancer care.”
The Medical Director will lead a team of more than 30 individuals working with stakeholders across the cancer community to advance iQ’s quality initiatives that have the potential to truly transform the health-care industry. These efforts include The Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI), QOPI Certification Program (QCP), Practice Guidelines, and CancerLinQ.
“Having been a volunteer since 1999, I am deeply committed to ASCO’s mission and am thrilled to serve the Society on a permanent basis,” said Dr. Miller. “I look forward to collaborating with ASCO volunteers, the ASCO Board of Directors, and ASCO staff to establish methods, programs, tools, and other initiatives that improve the care we provide for people living with cancer.”
Dr. Miller is board-certified in internal medicine and medical oncology. Prior to joining Johns Hopkins, he served as the President of Sacramento Center for Hematology and Medical Oncology, Inc, and Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis. Dr. Miller earned his MD from the Medical College of Virginia School of Medicine, completed a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, a fellowship in Medical Oncology at Stanford University School of Medicine, and received his graduate certificate in biomedical informatics at Oregon Health & Science University. ■