Richard Kermit Miller, Ph.D.

Richard Kermit Miller, Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 668
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-3638

Professional Bio

Dr. Miller received his undergraduate and graduate training at Dartmouth College and Dartmouth Medical School with Prs WO Berndt, G Mudge, V Ferm and W Layton in Pharmacology/Toxicology /Teratology. He also did post graduate training at Jefferson Medical College with Prs RL Brent and T Koszalka in Developmental Biology /Teratology. In 1974, he joined the Depts of Obs/Gyn at the University of Rochester under Pr HA Thiede and of Pharm/Toxicol under Pr L Lasagna as an Assistant Pr. He is currently Professor of Obs/Gyn, of Environmental Med and of Pathology and Clin Lab Med.



During this time, he has been involved with the leadership of the NIEHS Environmental Health Sciences Ctr, as well as Associate Chair for Research in Obs/Gyn. In 1987, he began the Perinatal Environmental and Drug Consultation Service (PEDECS) in Obs/Gyn and is its Director. This service provides advice concerning exposures during pregnancy or before pregnancy to environmental, occupational and therapeutic exposures to the women and/or famiies. He also has been co-Director of the New York State Ctr of Excellence in Children's Environmental Health at the U of Rochester.

Dr. Miller is Past President of the Teratology Society and has been active with Natl and Intl concerns involving vitamins and herbals as well as environmental exposures.

He is actively involved with OTIS, Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, with their Committees on Occupational Exposures and on Research. He is currently Chair of the Intl Committee on Research for OTIS and ENTIS, and the Society of Toxicology as Chair of its Research Funding Committee. Also he has been Scientific Director of the NIH sponsored Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars Program for training Obs/ Gyns as Clinical Scientists at the U of Rochester from 1999-2010.

Dr. Miller is editing the 3rd ed. of "Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation - Treatment Options and Risk Assessment".

Dr. Miller is a member of the Scientific Board of TERIS as well as a Dysmorphologist and Scientific Board Member for the US Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry and the Genentech MoTHER Pregnancy Registry.

He has been involved with a number of research programs with the National Toxicology Program (Scientific Board), the FDA, NIH, Merck, Roche, Centecor, Eastman Kodak, Johnson and Johnson and other partners. He has trained more than 25 fellows and graduate students, who are providing leadership in Academia, Government and Industry.

His funding does and has come from NICHHD, NIAID, NIAAA, NCI, NIEHS, FDA, NCS, US Israel Binational Fdn, Goode Fdn and industry partners. He was the recipient of the Bock Prize for Developmental Biology and Child Health in 2011 and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Teratology Society in 2013.

For 2012-13, he has spoken at
• Plenary Speaker, NIH- National Children's Study Steering Committee Meeting, Bethesda, 2013
• Faculty, 9th NIH CICHR Summer Institute on Obstetrical Pharmacology (Toronto), 2013
• Symposium Speaker, Applied Mathematics, Modeling and Computational Science Intl. Conference -2013, Mathematics of Human Placenta: A Window into Fetal Origins of Adult Disease Waterloo, Canada, 2013
• Symposium Speaker, Teratology Society Education Course, 53rd Meeting of the Teratology Society, Tucson, 2013
• Symposium Lecturer: Finger Lakes Regional Conference on Lead Poisoning Prevention, Geneva, 2012
• Co-organizer and Speaker. NIH – National Children's Study Research Program at the Teratology Society Meeting, Baltimore, 2012
• Faculty, Teratology Society Education Course, Teratology Society, Baltimore, 2012
• Symposium Speaker, NIH – RTRN - Biorepository Collaborative Summit for Health Disparities Research, Honolulu, 2012
• Speaker, NIH-FDA Workshop: Development of Animal Models of Pregnancy to Address Medical Countermeasures in the "at risk" Population of Pregnant women: Studies for Influenza. Washington, 2012

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Miller is Director of the Perinatal Environmental and Drug Consultation Service (New York Teratogen Information Service) in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. This service was begun in 1987 and provides expertise concerning exposures during pregnancy or before pregnancy to environmental, occupational and therapeutic exposures to the women and/or family. Dr. Miller has recently co-edited a volume on these subjects entitled, "Drugs During Pregnancy and Lactation - Treatment Options and Risk Assessment". Dr. Miller provides these services to health care providers and families by telephone or by appointment. Please call 585 275 3638.



Dr. Miller has been Co-Director of the New York State Center of Excellence in Children's Environmental Health for the Rochester Region.

He has been Scientific Director of the NIH sponsored Women's Reproductive Health Research Scholars Program for training Obstetrician/Gynecologists as Clinical Scientists.

Dr. Miller is a member of the Scientific Board of TERIS as well as Dysmorphologist and Scientific Board Member for the US Ribavirin Pregnancy Registry and the Genentech MoTHER Pregnancy Registry

Awards & Honors (National)

Teratology Society Distinguished Service Award | Teratology Society 2013
Bock Prize for Developmental Biology and Child Health | Nemours Foundation | Wilmington, Delaware 2011
President, Teratology Society 1991 - 1992
Member, Board of Scientific Counselors, US National Toxicology Program 1988 - 1992
Scientific Review Board, NIH TERIS 1988 - Present
Editor, Trophoblast Research 1983 - 2001
Fellow, Academy of Toxicology
Fellow, American College of Forensic Medicine

Awards & Honors (Local)

Graduate Student Society Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching | University of Rochester 2006
200th Anniversary - Alumnus Recognition Portrait/Profile | Dartmouth Medical School 1997
Fulbright Distinguished Professor Fellow | NIH 1988
NIH/Fogarty Senior International Fellow 1983 - 1983
Who's Who in the World, USA
Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare, USA
Who's Who in American Education, USA
Who's Who in the East, USA
Who's Who in the East, USA
Who's Who in Men and Women of Science, USA

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Environmental Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD)

Education

PhD | Pharmacology and Toxicology | Dartmouth Medical School1973
AB | Biology | Dartmouth College1968

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

NIH/Smith Kline French - Post Doctoral Fellow in Developmental Biology- Teratology, Jefferson Medical College, Department of Pediatrics, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Mentors: Robert L. Brent, MD, PhD and Thomas R. Koszalka, PhD 1974