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Miller named Senior Assistant Dean for Education Projects, Executive Director CQI

Bobby Miller, MD, has been named senior assistant dean for education projects and the executive director for medical educational continuous quality improvement for the School of Medicine Columbia, interim dean Gerald Harmon, MD, has announced. Miller joins the SOMC team from Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, where he serves as vice dean for medical education. He will begin his duties in Columbia on September 1.

“The extraordinary depth and breadth of experience and talent that Dr. Miller brings to our school make him uniquely qualified in the arenas of quality improvement and medical education,” Harmon said. “His impact on the School of Medicine Columbia will be immediate and long-lasting. We welcome him to the Gamecock family.”

Miller earned both his undergraduate and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Marshall University before continuing his training with a dual internal medicine and pediatrics residency at MU, followed by a neonatal/perinatal medicine fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine. He began his career in medical education at Marshall as an assistant professor in the departments of internal medicine and pediatrics in 2001, later reaching associate and full professor roles in pediatrics.

“As we embark on this journey of growth and innovation together, I am committed to helping elevate the School of Medicine Columbia’s medical education program and fostering excellence," Miller said. "Collectively, we'll continue to shape the future of health care in the state of South Carolina by nurturing compassionate, skilled physicians who will lead with integrity and drive positive change. I find myself excited and humbled by the opportunity to join the dynamic and committed faculty and staff at the SOMC.”

Miller served as vice dean for medical education at Marshall from 2013-2022, before a one-year appointment as interim dean (2022-23). He returned to his role as vice dean in 2023. As vice dean, Miller has been a key component to the culture of the MUSOM organization, successfully strengthening student engagement. He also helped the school reach full accreditation in its most recent LCME review. In 2014, Miller launched and led a partnership with St. George’s University of London, providing clinical education opportunities for international students. More recently, he was instrumental in the development of the MUSOM Physician Assistant Program, which saw its first graduating class in April of 2023.

Other career achievements for Miller include several honors and awards, such as the Baylor College of Medicine Arnold J. Rudolph Outstanding Fellow Award, the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Alumni Association Alumnus of Distinction honor and the University of London, St. George’s Honorary Fellowship, among several others. Miller is currently serving a three-year term as a voting and professional member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), and previously served as the NICU Medical Director for Cabell Huntington Hospital for six years. He has authored and co-authored numerous peer reviewed publications and presentations, and is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Perinatology, and the American Medical Association.

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