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Michael Miller, MD, F.A.C.C., F.A.H.A.

Academic Title:


Primary Appointment:


Secondary Appointment(s):

Epidemiology & Public Health

Additional Title:

Director, Center for Preventive Cardiology


110 S. Paca Street Suite 7-124

Phone (Primary):

(410) 328-6299


(410) 328-1048

Education and Training

  • BA, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
  • MD, The Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
  • Residency, University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
  • Fellowship, Lipoprotein Metabolism, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MDFellowship, Cardiovascular Diseases, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD



In addition to Dr. Miller’s positions on the University of Maryland School of Medicine faculty, he is the Director of the Center for Preventive Cardiology for the University of Maryland Medical System and Staff Physician at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Baltimore.

Dr. Miller’s major research interests are disorders of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism; molecular studies of HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and the postprandial response to dietary fat; nontraditional coronary risk factors; and clinical trials to reduce atherosclerosis.

Dr. Miller is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association Council on Arteriosclerosis. He is Past Chair, American Heart Association Council on Clinical Lipidology, Past President of the American Society of Preventive Cardiology, and his research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, the American Heart Association, and the Veterans Affairs Administration. He has been listed in “15 Top Cardiologists” (Baltimore Magazine), “Most Influential Physicians” (USA Today), “Super Doctors” (Washington Post), and “America's Top Doctors” (U.S. News and World Report in partnership with Castle Connolly Medical Ltd).

Dr. Miller is the nation's top expert in patients with high triglyceride (blood fat) levels or hypertriglyceridemia. (

Research/Clinical Keywords

preventive cardiology, HDL cholesterol, triglycerides, postprandial, risk factors, stress, positive emotions, laughter, music, diet, exercise

Highlighted Publications

Miller M. Increased CVD Risk in Young Adults with Elevated Non-HDL-C: Revisiting the "Ticking Clock Hypothesis". J Am Coll Cardiol 2019; 74;:80-82.


Miller M. ACC/AHA lipids & ASCVD guidelines: 2018 update. Metabolism. 2019 Apr 8. pii: S0026-0495(19)30064-2. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2019.03.008.

Miller M. When dietary cholesterol is most hazardous to your health. Commentary to Dietary Cholesterol and CVD Risk. A Science Advisory from the American Heart Association. Circulation 2019 Posted online 12/16/19

Bhatt DL, Steg PG, Miller M, Brinton EA, Jacobson TA, Ketchum SB, Doyle RT Jr, Juliano RA, Jiao L, Granowitz C, Tardif JC, Ballantyne CM; REDUCE-IT Investigators. Cardiovascular Risk Reduction with Icosapent Ethyl for Hypertriglyceridemia. N Engl J Med. 2019; 380:11-22. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1812792.

Miller M.  More than Food for Thought: Advancing Nutrition Education in the 21st Century.Available in: American Heart Association Professional Heart Daily, .Posted April 30, 2018.

Miller M, Sorkin JD, Mastella L, Sutherland A, Rhyne J, Donnelly P, Simpson K, Goldberg AD. Poly is more Effective than Mono - Unsaturated Fat For dietary management IN the Metabolic Syndrome: The MUFFIN Study J Clin Lipidol 2016: 10:996-1003. doi: 10.1016/j.jacl.2016.04.011.

Bartlett J, Predazzi I, Williams S, Bush W, Kim Y, Havas S, Toth PP, Fazio S, Miller M. Is isolated low HDL-C clinically relevant? New insights from the Framingham Offspring Study.  Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 2016; 9(3):206-12. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.115.002436.

Miller M, Stone NJ, Ballantyne C, Bittner V, Criqui MH, Ginsberg HN, Goldberg AC, Howard WJ, Jacobson MS, Kris-Etherton PM, Lennie TA, Levi M, Mazzone T, Pennathur S; on behalf of the American Heart Association Clinical Lipidology, Thrombosis, and Prevention Committee of the Council on Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Metabolism, Council on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology, Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, and Council on the Kidney in Cardiovascular Disease: Triglycerides and Cardiovascular Disease: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2011; 123:2292-2333.

Miller M, Mangano CC, Beach V, Kop WJ, Vogel RA. Divergent Effects of Joyful and Anxiety-Provoking Music on Endothelial Vasoreactivity. Psychosom Med. 2010 72:354-356.

Miller M, Beach V, Sorkin JD, Mangano C, Dobmeier C, Novacic D, Rhyne J, Vogel RA.  Comparative Effects of 3 Popular Diets on Lipids, Endothelial Function and C-Reactive Protein during Weight Maintenance. J Am Diet Assoc 2009; 109: 713-718.