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Preston R. Miller, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Preston R. Miller, M.D.

Associate Professor,

Clinical Specialties

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

Email: pmiller@wakehealth.edu

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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, Surgery - Surgical Critical Care
  • American Board of Surgery, Surgery - Surgery

NPI Number

  • 1306822903
Preston R. Miller, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Preston R. Miller, M.D.

Associate Professor, Surgery, General

Contact Information

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

Email: pmiller@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

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.

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.

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.



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.


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, 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.


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.

All Publications

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Associate Professor, Surgery, General

Clinical Specialties

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

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