Preston R. Miller, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Preston R. Miller, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Interests

Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Resuscitation, Surgical Infections, Emergency General Surgery

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-3813
Department: 336-716-0549


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Education & Training

  • B.A., University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1987
  • M.D., WFU School of Medicine, 1993
  • Internship, Surgery, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1994
  • Residency, Surgery, Wake Forest University, 1999
  • Fellowship, University of Tennessee-Memphi, 2001

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery

NPI Number

  • 1306822903
Preston R. Miller, M.D.

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Preston R. Miller, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

Research Interests

health services, research/outc, infectious diseases, medical technology/devices, mental disorders/psychiatry/ps, surgery/trauma/burns/trauma

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-0549 | Department: 336-716-0549


Recent Publications

Doud AN, Weaver AA, Talton JW, Barnard RT, Meredith JW, Stitzel JD, Miller P, Miller AN. Has the incidence of thoracolumbar spine injuries increased in the United States from 1998 to 2011?. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2015;473(1):297-304.

Sawyer RG, Claridge JA, Nathens AB, Rotstein OD, Duane TM, Evans HL, Cook CH, O'Neill PJ, Mazuski JE, Askari R, Wilson MA, Napolitano LM, Namias N, Miller PR, Dellinger EP, Watson CM, Coimbra R, Dent DL, Lowry SF, Cocanour CS, West MA,. Trial of short-course antimicrobial therapy for intraabdominal infection. N Engl J Med. 2015;372(21):1996-2005.

Utter GH, Miller PR, Mowery NT, Tominaga GT, Gunter O, Osler TM, Ciesla DJ, Agarwal SK Jr, Inaba K, Aboutanos MB, Brown CV, Ross SE, Crandall ML, Shafi S. ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM mapping of the AAST Emergency General Surgery disease severity grading systems: conceptual approach, limitations, and recommendations for the future. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015;78(5):1059-1065.

Nunez JM, Becher RD, Rebo GJ, Farrah JP, Borgerding EM, Stirparo JJ, Lauer C, Kilgo P, Miller PR. Prospective evaluation of weight-based prophylactic enoxaparin dosing in critically ill trauma patients: adequacy of antiXa levels is improved. Am Surg. 2015;81(6):605-609.

Shafi S, Aboutanos M, Brown CV, Ciesla D, Cohen MJ, Crandall ML, Inaba K, Miller PR, Mowery NT. Measuring anatomic severity of disease in emergency general surgery. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014;76(3):884-887.

Miller PR, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Mowery NT, Hildreth AN, Martin RS, Holmes JH, Meredith JW, Requarth JA. Prospective trial of angiography and embolization for all grade III to V blunt splenic injuries: nonoperative management success rate is significantly improved. J Am Coll Surg. 2014;218(4):644-648.

Gross JL, Goldman MP, Farrah JP, Miller PR. The wandering bullet. Am Surg. 2014;80(7):e196-e197.

Mowery NT, Miller PR, Chang MC, Meredith JW. Abdominal compartment syndrome and management of the open abdomen In: Cameron JL, Cameron AM, eds. Current surgical therapy. 11th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders;2014: 1088-1093.

Croce MA, Brasel KJ, Coimbra R, Adams CA Jr, Miller PR, Pasquale MD, McDonald CS, Vuthipadadon S, Fabian TC, Tolley EA. National Trauma Institute prospective evaluation of the ventilator bundle in trauma patients: does it really work?. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;74(2):354-362.

Farrah JP, Lauer CW, Bray MS, McCartt JM, Chang MC, Meredith JW, Miller PR, Mowery NT. Stapled versus hand-sewn anastomoses in emergency general surgery: a retrospective review of outcomes in a unique patient population. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;74(5):1187-1194.

Moro RR, Veach L, Miller P, O'Brien MC. Examining predictors of reduction in drinking risk-level among severe-risk trauma patients following a brief counseling intervention [abstract]. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2013;8(Suppl 1):A50.

Rogers JL, Veach L, Miller P, O'Brien MC. The impact of patient- and SBI process-level variables on six-month drinking outcomes in a level I trauma center [abstract]. Addict Sci Clin Pract. 2013;8(Suppl 1):A59.

Becher RD, Meredith JW, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Beard HR, Miller PR. Creation and implementation of an emergency general surgery registry modeled after the National Trauma Data Bank. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;214(2):156-163.

Miller PR, Wildman EA, Chang MC, Meredith JW. Acute care surgery: impact on practice and economics of elective surgeons. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;214(4):531-538.

Becher RD, Hoth JJ, Miller PR, Meredith JW, Chang MC. Systemic inflammation worsens outcomes in emergency surgical patients. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;72(5):1140-1149.

Requarth JA, Miller PR. The splenic artery stump pressure is affected by arterial anatomy after proximal embolotherapy in blunt splenic injury. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;73(5):1221-1224.

Becher RD, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Kendall JL, Beard HR, Miller PR. Does acute physiology and chronic health evaluation II provide a valid metric to directly compare disease severity in trauma versus surgical intensive care unit patients?. Am Surg. 2012;78(11):1261-1269.

Becher RD, Colonna AL, Enniss TM, Weaver AA, Crane DK, Martin RS, Mowery NT, Miller PR, Stitzel JD, Hoth JJ. An innovative approach to predict the development of adult respiratory distress syndrome in patients with blunt trauma. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012;73(5):1229-1235.

Becher RD, Hoth JJ, Rebo JJ, Kendall JL, Miller PR. Locally derived versus guideline-based approach to treatment of hospital-acquired pneumonia in the trauma intensive care unit. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2012;13(6):352-359.

Michetti CP, Fakhry SM, Ferguson PL, Cook A, Moore FO, Gross R, Miller PR, et al. Ventilator-associated pneumonia rates at major trauma centers compared with a national benchmark: a multi-institutional study of the AAST. J Trauma. 2012;72(5):1165-1173.

Requarth JA, Miller PR. Aberrant obturator artery is a common arterial variant that may be a source of unidentified hemorrhage in pelvic fracture patients. J Trauma. 2011;70(2):366-372.

Mowery NT, Dougherty SD, Hildreth AN, Holmes JH IV, Chang MC, Martin RS, Hoth JJ, Meredith JW, Miller PR. Emergency department length of stay is an independent predictor of hospital mortality in trauma activation patients. J Trauma. 2011;70(6):1317-1325.

Becher RD, Hoth JJ, Miller PR, Mowery NT, Chang MC, Meredith JW. A critical assessment of outcomes in emergency versus nonemergency general surgery using the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program database. Am Surg. 2011;77(7):951-959.

Becher RD, Hoth JJ, Neff LP, Rebo JJ, Martin RS, Miller PR. Multidrug-resistant pathogens and pneumonia: comparing the trauma and surgical intensive care units. Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2011;12(4):267-272.

Requarth JA, D'Agostino RB Jr, Miller PR. Nonoperative management of adult blunt splenic injury with and without splenic artery embolotherapy: a meta-analysis. J Trauma. 2011;71(4):898-903.

Hildreth AN, Enniss T, Martin RS, Miller PR, Mitten-Long D, Gasaway J, Chang MC, Hoth JJ, Mowery NT, Meredith JW, et al. Surgical intensive care unit mobility is increased after institution of a computerized mobility order set and intensive care unit mobility protocol: a prospective cohort analysis. Am Surg. 2010;76(8):818-822.

Diaz JJ Jr, Conquest AM, Ferzoco SJ, Vargo D, Miller P, Wu Y-C, Donahue R. Multi-institutional experience using human acellular dermal matrix for ventral hernia repair in a compromised surgical field. Arch Surg. 2009;144(3):209-215.

DeFranzo AJ, Pitzer K, Molnar JA, Marks MW, Chang MC, Miller PR, Letton RW, Argenta LC. Vacuum-assisted closure for defects of the abdominal wall. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2008;121(3):832-839.

Miller PR, Meredith JW. Tracheal and tracheobronchial tree injuries In: Asensio JA, Trunkey DD, eds. Current therapy of trauma and surgical critical care. Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier;2008: 278-281.

Daly M, Miller PR, Carr JJ, Gayzik FS, Hoth JJ, Meredith JW, Stitzel JD. Traumatic pulmonary pathology measured with computed tomography and a semiautomated analytic method. Clin Imaging. 2008;32(5):346-354.

Rodrigues RS, Miller PR, Bozza FA, Marchiori E, Zimmerman GA, Hoffman JM, Morton KA. FDG-PET in patients at risk for acute respiratory distress syndrome: a preliminary report. Intensive Care Med. 2008;34(12):2273-2278.

Danelson KA, Hoth JJ, Miller PR, Stitzel JD. A semi-automated approach for measuring splenic injury using computed tomography. Biomed Sci Instrum. 2007;43():13-17.

Martin RS, Smith JS, Hoth JJ, Miller PR, Meredith JW, Chang MC. Increased insulin requirements are associated with pneumonia after severe injury. J Trauma. 2007;63(2):358-364.

Harvey RC, Miller P, Lee JA, Bowton DL, MacGregor DA. Potential mucosal injury related to continuous aspiration of subglottic secretion device. Anesthesiology. 2007;107(4):666-669.

Hoth JJ, Stitzel JD, Gayzik FS, Brownlee NA, Miller PR, Yoza BK, McCall CE, Meredith JW, Payne RM. The pathogenesis of pulmonary contusion: an open chest model in the rat. J Trauma. 2006;61(1):32-45.

Winslow JE III, Hensberry R, Bozeman WP, Hill KD, Miller PR. Risk of thoracolumbar fractures doubled in victims of motor vehicle collisions with cervical spine fractures. J Trauma. 2006;61(3):686-687.

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Associate Professor, General Surgery

Clinical Interests

Trauma and Surgical Critical Care, Trauma Resuscitation, Surgical Infections, Emergency General Surgery
Preston R. Miller, M.D.

Preston R. Miller, M.D.

Associate Professor, General Surgery

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