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Richard J. Miller, M.D.

Orthopaedics & Rehabilitation

Clinical Interests

Hand & Wrist, Pain & Injury Peripheral Nerve Surgery Shoulder & Elbow, Pain & Injury Shoulder Replacement

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 275-7893

Appointment: (585) 275-5321

Fax: (585) 273-3297

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

Dr. Miller specializes in all aspects of upper extremity trauma and reconstruction. He has special expertise in arthroscopy of the shoulder and elbow and joint reconstructive procedures for the shoulder, elbow, and hand. Dr. Miller earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed an orthopaedic surgical residency and fellowship at URMC Orthopaedics. Dr. Miller is board-certified and fellowship-trained in orthopaedic surgery and hand surgery. He has published nearly two-dozen medical journal articles on topics such as postoperative pain management and various surgical techniques. Dr. Miller is a Professor of Orthopaedics at URMC. Dr. Miller works closely with our specially trained hand and upper extremity therapists in the Hand Rehabilitation program to direct your post-surgical care and to ensure a fast and successful recovery. When bracing is ordered by Dr. Miller, our hand therapists are prepared to fashion custom orthoses on site the same day as your appointment.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Hand Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1968
BS | University of Vermont
Physics

1974
MD | Univ of Vermont Coll Medicine
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

09/01/1974 - 06/30/1975
Internship in Surgery-General at University of Vermont College of Medicine

09/01/1977 - 06/30/1980
Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

09/01/1980 - 06/30/1981
Fellowship in Orthopaedic Surgery: Hand Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2009
Best Doctors in America

2002
Duthie Evarts Resident Teaching Award

1997
Duthie Evarts Resident Teaching Award

1977
Army Commendation Medal Commander and Flight Surgeon USMC

1974
Member AOA Honor Society Vermont Chapter

1974
Woodward Award Outstanding Senior Medical Student General Surgery

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Publications

Journal Articles

1/2002
Wu CL, Rouse LM, Chen JM, Miller RJ. "Comparison of postoperative pain in patients receiving interscalene block or general anesthesia for shoulder surgery." Orthopedics.. 2002 Jan 0; 25(1):45-8.

9/2001
Miller RJ. "Wrist MRI and carpal instability: what the surgeon needs to know, and the case for dynamic imaging." Seminars in musculoskeletal radiology. 2001 Sep 0; 5(3):235-40.

7/1996
Totterman SM, Miller RJ. "Scapholunate ligament: normal MR appearance on three-dimensional gradient-recalled-echo images." Radiology.. 1996 Jul 0; 200(1):237-41.

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