Miller was raised in Brooklyn, New York and graduated from Brooklyn College with a BS degree in 1963 and received an MD from the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center in 1967. Postgraduate training included a straight medical internship at Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, N.Y., an internal medicine residency at Montefiore Hospital, Bronx, N.Y., and a rheumatology fellowship at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Medical Centers. He then served as chief of rheumatology at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va. from 1971-1973. In 1977 he was appointed assistant professor of medicine and co-director of the division of rheumatology at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta. In 1984 he was appointed associate professor and division director (1984-1994).
Miller will soon complete 30 years in academic medicine at Emory and continues to train medical students and residents in rheumatology and internal medicine. This has always been his major interest -- to teach the art and practice of medicine at the bedside with the ultimate goal of graduating the best and most caring doctors possible.
He has contributed extensively to the medical literature in various medical journals and textbooks. Miller continues to train students and residents as well as lecture by invitation. He is professor of medicine and rheumatology at Emory University School of Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology.