Ronald D. Miller, md

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Ronald D. Miller, MD

Professor and Chairman, Department of Anesthesia and Perioperative Care

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology

University of California, San Francisco

Date of Birth: June 17, 1939

Indiana University School of Medicine MD 1960-1964 Medicine

Riverside County General Hospital (CA) Intern 1964-1965 Anesthesia

University of California, San Francisco Resident 1965-1968 Anesthesia

University of California, San Francisco Fellow 1967-1968 Pharmacology

University of California, San Francisco MS 1968 Pharmacology


Professor and Chairman of Anesthesia, UCSF 1984 - present

Professor of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, UCSF 1980 - present

Editor-in-Chief, Anesthesia & Analgesia (circulation volume: 30,000) 1990 - present

Chairman, NIH Surgery, Anesthesia, and Trauma Study section 1986 - 1990

Chairman, FDA Committee on Anesthetic and Life Support Drug Advisory Committee 1987 - 1991

Member, FDA Blood and Blood Products (when blood was discovered to transmit HIV (AIDS) 1981 - 1985

Anesthesiologist - Lieutenant Commander, US Navy, Viet Nam 1968

(Awarded Bronze Star with a combat V)

Senior Examiner, American Board of Anesthesiology 1973-76,78-present

Editorial Board, British Journal of Anaesthesia 1993 - 1998

Editorial Board, Anesthesiology 1978-1988

Supervisor/Instructor of 29 Post-doctoral Fellows

ASA Residents' Essay Contest First Prize 1968

Lecturer: Erik Husfeldt Lecturer, Danish Society of Anaesthesiologists, Copenhagen 1996

Lecturer: Ohmeda Lecture, The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland 1997

Fellow: Royal College of Anaesthetists of the United Kingdom (HON)

Fellow: Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (HON)

Elected Member of the Institute of Medicine 1998


Midwest Anesthsia Conference, Illinois Society of Anesthesiologists, 1999

Ralph K. Waters Award

Rovenstine lecturer, New York State Society of Anesthesiologists 2000

Postgraduate Assembly

International Anesthesia Research Society, T. H. Seldon Memorial Lecture 2001

36th Annual Anesthesiology and Reanimation Society Congress, Antalya, Turkey 2002



Miller RD (Editor) Anesthesia (2 volumes) is the leading textbook of anesthesia in the world.

Stoelting RK, Miller RD Basics of Anesthesia is one of the leading basic anesthesia texts in the U.S.

Peer Review Articles - Dr. Miller has published over 170 peer review articles, several important ones are listed below:

• Segredo V, Caldwell JE, Matthay MA, Sharma ML, Gruenke LD, Miller RD: Factors contributing to paralysis

in critically ill patients after long-term vecuronium administration. N. Engl J Med, 327(8): 524-528, 1992
Miller RD, Von Ehrenburg W: The contributions of muscle relaxants to the advancement of anaesthetic practice: what is required of new compounds? Eur J. Anaesth 9:1-8, 1994
• Caldwell JE, Szenohradszky J, Segredo V, Wright PMC, McLoughlin C, Sharma ML, Gruenke LD, Fisher DM, Miller RD: The pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of the metabolite desacetylvecuronium (ORG 7269) and its parent compounds, vecuronium, in human volunteers. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 270(3): 1216, 1994
• Miller RD, Robbins TO, Tong MJ, et al: Coagulation defects associated with massive transfusion. Ann Surg 174:794, 1971
• Feiner JR, Miller RD, Hickey RF: Productivity versus availability as a measure of faculty clinical responsibility. Anesthesia and Analgesia. 93(2):313-318, 2001

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