Robert C. Miller, MD
Professor of Radiation Oncology
Thoracic Radiation Oncology
Gastrointestinal Radiation Oncology
Bone Marrow Radiation Oncology
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At the University of Maryland, Dr. Miller serves as the Medical Director of the Maryland Proton Treatment Center (MPTC). The MPTC is the first center in the Baltimore-Washington region to offer a highly advanced and precise form of radiation called proton therapy to treat cancer. MPTC’s facility, which began treating patients in February 2016 offers next-generation proton therapy called pencil-beam scanning or intensity-modulated proton therapy (IMPT). This offers patients the most precise treatment available.
Professor Miller has conducted extensive clinical research on the use of compounds to mitigate the risk of normal tissue injury in patients undergoing radiation therapy. Prior to joining the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he retired from the Mayo Clinic in 2019 after twenty-five years of service where he served as Vice-Chair of Mayo Clinic Cancer Center National Practice Committee, overseeing cancer care delivery at all of Mayo’s national sites. He previously served as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Albert and Lea Austin Mayo Clinic Health System.
Proton therapy delivers patients an increased dose that stops specifically at the tumor site. It protects much of the surrounding, normal tissue. It is painless, non-invasive and well-tolerated which oftentimes leads to fewer side effects now and in the future. Previously, Dr. Miller was Vice-Chair for Research of the Mayo Clinic Department of Radiation Oncology in Rochester, Minnesota, focusing on proton therapy clinical trial development, and more recently, from 2018-2019, Medical Director for Particle Therapy at Mayo Clinic Florida.
Dr. Miller is the author of more than 175 peer-reviewed papers. He is the founding Editor in Chief of the American Society for Radiation Oncology’s (ASTRO’s) third academic journal, Advances in Radiation Oncology. He also serves as a non-executive director of Tekcapital plc and has a background in commercialization of university generated intellectual property.
University of Maryland Medical Center
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University of Kentucky Medical Center, 1993
University of Kentucky Medical Center, 1994
Mayo Clinic, 1998
American Board of Radiology - Radiation Oncology, 1998
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