01. Doctor Overview

Doctor Overview

Dr. Daniel L. Miller practices cardiovascular and thoracic surgery in Augusta, Georgia. He is the director of lung cancer screening at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University. He is also the director of thoracic surgery and a professor of surgery at the Medical College of Georgia. In his roles, Dr. Miller treats patients with mesothelioma, lung cancer and other diseases.

Dr. Miller is a member of various thoracic surgery organizations, such as the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery Network and the International Society for Minimally Invasive Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is also the former president of the Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.

Outside these roles, Dr. Miller dedicates his time to research. His interests include pleural mesothelioma, chemotherapy and lung cancer screening programs.

Dr. Miller has published over 130 peer-reviewed medical articles in prominent journals, including The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery and The Annals of Thoracic Surgery. He serves on the editorial board of the General Thoracic Surgery Education Project for the Thoracic Surgery Directors Association.

Over the past three decades, Dr. Miller has also held several professional and clinical positions. He has led thoracic surgery departments at prominent institutions, including the Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Mayo Clinic, WellStar Health System, the University of Louisville and Emory University.

A key part of Dr. Miller’s work involves understanding and treating mesothelioma. His efforts aim to improve early cancer detection and treatment, which is crucial for improving patient outcomes.

02. Fast Facts

Doctor Fast Facts

Main Specialty: Cardiothoracic Surgery

Other Interests & Specialties: Mesothelioma, thoracoscopic (VATS) surgery (lung, pleural and mediastinum), hyperthermic intrathoracic chemotherapy (HITHOC), lung cancer, esophageal cancer, lung volume reduction in COPD and thoracic outlet syndrome.

Certifications, Awards & Accolades: ACS Fellow, Super Doc Award, First Annual Academic Academy Award winner, Patient’s Choice Award for Thoracic Surgery, STSA Mavroudis-Urschel Award winner, American Board of Surgery certification in Surgery, American Board of Thoracic Surgery certification in Thoracic Surgery

Education & Experience:

  • Medical Degree from the University of Kentucky School of Medicine
  • Fellowship at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science (Rochester)
  • Research Fellowship in Cardiothoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation at Georgetown University Hospital
  • Residency in General Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital
  • Internship in General Surgery at Georgetown University Hospital
03. Publications