Leslie Miller, M.D.

Academic Positions

1982-1987 Assistant Professor of Medicine and Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine,
St. Louis, Missouri
1982-1993 Director, Medical Coronary Intensive Care Unit, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
1984-1992 Medical Director, Cardiac Transplantation/VAD/Heart Failure, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
1987-1992 Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri
1992-1996 Professor of Medicine and Surgery, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo.
1996-1997 Sabbatical Leave, Dr Phillip Halloran, Transplant Immunology, and Dr Alex Lucas, Vascular Biology. University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
1997-2006 Professor and Chair, Cardiovascular Division, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
1997-2006 Director, Heart Failure/Heart Transplant Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
1997-2006 Director of Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
2003 – 2006 Creator and Director, Clinical Trial Center at Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota, MN,
2006 -2010 Professor and Chief of the Integrated Cardiology Programs, Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
2006-2010 Walters Chair in Cardiovascular Medicine, Georgetown University
2006-2010 Proctor Harvey Distinguished Teacher, Georgetown University
2006- 2010 Director of the Heart Failure/Tx and VAD program, WHC

Feb-Aug 2010 Sabbatical leave to write/edit companion to Braunwald textbook
“Mechanical Circulatory Support”
Sept 2010-Nov 2012 Chair, Department of CV Sciences
Edward C. Wright Professor of CV Medicine
University of South Florida
Sept 2010-Nov 2012 Dir, Cardiology Fellowship Training Program, USF
Sept 2010-Nov 2012 Director of Heart Failure/Tx/VAD program, University of South Florida
Nov 2012- Oct 2013 Director, USF Heart Institute
Nov 2012- Oct 2013 Director CV Regenerative Medicine Program, Univ of So Florida
Oct 2013-present: Research Sabbatical unfunded; activities included
Scientific Director Okyanos Stem Cell Institute, Freeport, Grand Bahamas
Consultant Panama Stem Cell Institute, Panama City, Panama
Consultant, Chain of Hope, Aswan Heart Institute, Aswan, Egypt
Consultant on Heart Failure Baycare Health System
July 2014-present Interim Director of Heart Failure and Stem Cell Research Baycare Health System

Editor for 700 page Textbook: “Stem Cell and Gene Therapy for CV Disease”
to be Published by Elsevier August, 2015

Awards and Memberships

Medical School:                   Mosby Book Award and Lange Book Award

Alpha Omega Alpha-top 15% of class

Phi Kappa Phi-top 5 % of class

Post Med School :  

2015                           Bakoulev Medal. Presented at 19th Cardiovascular Society meeting

Bakoulev Institute, Moscow, Russia      

2009                         Citation of Merit. University of Missouri Top Alumnus Award

2007                         Proctor Harvey Distinguished Professor Georgetown University

2004                         Distinguished Medical School Alumni Award: Univ of Missouri

1992                         University of Missouri – Columbia, Alumni Recognition Young Physician Award

1993-1996               Best Doctors in America

2000-2010               Best Doctors in America

2011, 2012               America’s Top Cardiologists. Consumer’s Research Council

2010-2013               Best Doctors in America US News and World Report

 

Teaching Awards

2007                           Faculty Teaching Award, Georgetown Dept of Medicine

2006                           Annual Fellowship Award for Clinical Excellence, U of MN

2004-06                       Teacher of the Year, Cardiovascular Division Fellowship Program, University of Minnesota

2001-02                       Faculty Teacher of the Year, Department of Medicine, University Minnesota

2001-02                       Teacher of the Year, Cardiovascular Division Fellowship Program, University of Minnesota

1992                              Teacher of the Year, Division of Cardiology, St. Louis University Medical Center

1985                           Resident Outstanding Teaching Award, St Louis University

1984                               Senior Student Golden Apple Teaching Award, St. Louis University Medical Center

1984                           Resident’s Outstanding Teacher Award, St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, Missouri

 

National Society Memberships

Fellow                       American College of Cardiology (1987- )

Fellow                       Council on Clinical Cardiology American Heart Assn. (1989- )

Member                   American Heart Association (1985- )

Member                   American Council on Transplantation (1984- )

Member                   American Society of Transplant Physicians (1988- )

Member                   Heart Failure Society of America (1996- )

 

National Committees and Positions

Board of Directors                         American Heart Association (September 2010-2013) Tampa Bay, FL Affiliate

Chairman:                                        Development/Fund Raising, International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation (1999-04 )

Chairman:                                        Corporate Development Committee, American Society of Transplant Physicians (1996-2004)

Chairman                                          Finance Committee, American Society of Transplant Physicians, (1993-2001)

Member                                            Finance Committee, International Society of Heart & Lung Transplantation (2003-2005)

President                                         American Society of Transplant Physicians (1995-1997)

Secretary/Treasurer                        American Society of Transplant Physicians (1993-1995)

Board of Directors                          American Society of Transplant Physicians (1991-1997)

Founder & Chairman                   Working Group of Transplant Cardiologists (1988-2009 )

 

International Societies and Positions:

President                             International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (1997-1998)

Bd of Directors                  International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation (1990-1999)

Chair                                      Development Committee, International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (April 1995-2001)

Chair                                 Finance Committee International Society for Heart and Lung

Transplantation   (1994-1997)

Executive Comm             International Congress of Cardiology (2014-

 

International Charities

Chain of Hope                Director, Sir Magdi Yacoub , Aswan, Egypt 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2014, 2014

Team Heart                    Director, Dr R.M. Bolman, Kigali, Rwanda 2008, 2009, 2010,2012, 2013, 2014

QAL (Qatar,Aswan, London)   Senior Staff; Sir Magdi Yacoub 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

 

Corporate Scientific Advisory Committees:

Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (1995 – 1999)

Roche Pharmaceuticals (1995-2000)

Astellas Corporation (formerly Fujisawa Healthcare) (2000 -2007 )

Scios Inc. (2001-2005 )

Thoratec Corporation (2001-2008)

Medtronic (2003-2006 )

MicroMed Technology, Inc. (2003-2005)

Pfizer (1997-1999)

Heartware (2004-2009)

Roche National Cardiac Transplant Advisory Board (2004-2006 )

Advisory Board, Clinical Challenges in Transplantation, Roche Pharmaceuticals (2005)

Ventracor (2005 -2008)

Nanocor Advisory Board (2007-2009 ) CERCA 2-A gene therapy for heart failure

CorMatrix Advisory Board (2008 – )   Mesenchymal Stem Cell for tissue repair

Juventas Advisory Board (2009- )   SDF-1 gene therapy for heart failure

Cell Praxis: Advisory Board (April 2011-)

Harvest Corp: Advisory Board (Sept 2012-)

Circulite Corp: Advisory Board (June 2010-)

Circulite Corp: Chair DSMB Phase II LVAD study (June 2013-

Okyanos Corp: Scientific Advisor on Protocol Design (Oct 2013-

Reliant Corp: Chair, DSMB (April, 2014- ) LVAD for advance HF