Director, UC Davis National Accreditation Program for Rectal Cancer
Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Colorectal Surgery
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Colon and Rectal Surgery
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Minimally Invasive Surgery
2221 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
My goal as a colorectal surgeon is to provide patient-centered-care. I want to make sure my patient's concerns are addressed by creating a treatment plan that works for them, they can understand, and follows the standard of care. I believe in treating every patient with dignity and respect as they navigate the journey of undergoing surgery. I will do my best to advocate for my patients to provide the best care possible.
Dr. Miller is a fellowship trained colorectal surgeon who specializes in laparoscopic, robotic and open abdominal surgery for colorectal diseases. Her clinical area of expertise include colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis and benign anorectal disease.
Dr. Miller's research focuses on patient outcomes, communication, and coordination of care for patients with colorectal diseases. She aims to improve health outcomes through policy and implementation science with a special focus on healthcare disparities. Dr. Miller also has extensive experience in implementing diversity programs in medicine and surgery.
Colon and Rectal Surgery
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
Center for Healthcare Policy and Research
B.S., Biology, Dillard University, New Orleans LA 2008
M.D., Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford CA 2014
M.Sc., Health Policy, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2019
Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2014-2015
Surgery, Stanford University, Stanford CA 2015-2021
Colorectal Surgery, Harvard Medical School/ Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston MA 2021-2022
The Samuel L. Kountz M.D. Humanitarian Award, Stanford University, 2021
Diversity and Inclusion Award, Stanford General Surgery, 2021
Top 10 Finalist American College of Surgeons, Jameson L. Chasin MD Award for Professionalism, 2020
Top 40 Under 40 Award, Dillard University, 2019
Claude Organ Oral Presentation Award, SBAS, 2019
For a complete list of Dr. Miller's publications, please click here.
Miller MO, Kashyap PC, Becker SL, Thomas RM, Hodin RA, Miller G, Hundeyin M, Pushalkar S, Cohen D, Saxena D, Shogan BD, Morris-Stiff GJ. SSAT State-of-the-Art Conference: Advancements in the Microbiome. J Gastrointest Surg. 2021 Jul;25(7):1885-1895. doi:10.1007/s11605-020-04551-4. PMID:32989690.
Yelorda K, Bidwell S, Fu S, Miller MO, Merrell SB, Koshy S, Morris AM. Self-efficacy Toward a Healthcare Career Among Minority High School Students in a Surgical Pipeline Program: A Mixed Methods Study. J Surg Educ. 2021 Nov-Dec;78(6):1896-1904. doi:10.1016/j.jsurg.2021.04.010. Epub 2021 May 16. PMID:34011476.
Liu MM, Miller MO, Merrell SB, Bruce JS, Kin C, Morris AM. A comparison of provider perspectives on cultural competency training: A mixed methods study. Am J Surg. 2021 Feb;221(2):356-362. doi:10.1016/j.amjsurg.2020.11.003. Epub 2020 Nov 6. PMID:33220937.
Bidwell SS, Miller MO, Lee EW, Yelorda K, Koshy S, Hawn M, Morris AM. Development and Implementation of a Hands-on Surgical Pipeline Program for Low-Income High School Students. JAMA Netw Open. 2019 Aug 2;2(8):e199991. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.9991. PMID:31441933.
Miller M, Vu KN, Zemek A, Shelton A, Kin C. TB or Not TB: Crohn's Disease, Peritoneal Tuberculosis, or Both? Dig Dis Sci. 2019 Jun;64(6):1432-1435. doi:10.1007/s10620-018-5334-7.
Miller MO, Trickey AW, Kin CJ, Hawley ST, Paul Abrahamse P, Morris AM. Coordination of Care in Colorectal Cancer Patients: A Population-Based Study. J Am Coll Surg. October 2018 Oct;227(4):S141-S142. doi:10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2018.07.300.
Emrich FC, Okamura H, Dalal AR, Penov K, Merk DR, Raaz U, Hennigs JK, Chin JT, Miller MO, Pedroza AJ, Craig JK, Koyano TK, Blankenberg FG, Connolly AJ, Mohr FW, Alvira CM, Rabinovitch M, Fischbein MP. Enhanced caspase activity contributes to aortic wall remodeling and early aneurysm development in a murine model of Marfan syndrome. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2015 Jan;35(1):146-54. doi:10.1161/ATVBAHA.114.304364. Epub 2014 Oct 30. PMID:25359856.
Merk DR, Chin JT, Dake BA, Maegdefessel L, Miller MO, Kimura N, Tsao PS, Iosef C, Berry GJ, Mohr FW, Spin JM, Alvira CM, Robbins RC, Fischbein MP. miR-29b participates in early aneurysm development in Marfan syndrome. Circ Res. 2012 Jan 20;110(2):312-24. doi:10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.111.253740. Epub 2011 Nov 23. PMID:22116819.
Miller MO, Kin CJ. Anal Cancer. Steele SR, Maykel JA, Lightner AL, Bleier JIS (eds). Steele’s Colon and Rectal Surgery, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia. 2022 Jul;3(22):280-286.