Grand Rounds : Schedule 2017-2018

Bonnie M. Miller, MD, MMHC

Bonnie Miller MD, MMHC is the Senior Associate Dean for Health Sciences Education at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) and Executive Vice-President for Educational Affairs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In these roles, she oversees all programs related to physcian education, from the medical school admissions process to continuing professional development.

With academic interests in the moral and professional development of physicians, curriculum change, and continuous learning in medicine, Dr. Miller is recognized as a senior leader in medical education. She guided VUSM through several cycles of curriculum innovation, and now consults and collaborates with other schools that seek to transform medical education.

Dr. Miller was the Principle Investigator of the American Medical Association’s Accelerating Change in Medical Education Grant, awarded to VUSM in June 2013. She now continues to serve as co-investigator. Despite her administrative responsibilities, Dr. Miller remains engaged in teaching and mentoring. She directs “Foundations of the Profession,” the first course taken by Vanderbilt medical students, which focuses on health equity and the social determinants of health, and serves on University and Medical Center committees related to learning and its intersection with the healthcare delivery system.

After attending Colorado College for her undergraduate education, she received her MD degree at the University of Oklahoma. She completed post-graduate training in general surgery at Vanderbilt University Affiliated Hospitals, followed by a fellowship in hepato-biliary disease at the Virginia Mason Clinic in Seattle. She then returned to Nashville and focused her clinical interests on patients with breast cancer. She is married to Robert Miller, a pulmonologist who serves as medical director of Vanderbilt’s student-run free clinic. They have three children.