Mark Miller, MD - Orthopedic Surgery

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About Dr. Miller

Dr. Mark D. Miller is the S. Ward Casscells Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and former Division Head of Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia.  He is a highly decorated retired Colonel in the US Air Force.  He is a Distinguished Graduate (top 3%) of both the US Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS).  Dr. Miller completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio Texas and a fellowship in sports medicine at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh.

He served as an Attending and Head Team Physician at the US Air Force Academy and as Chief of Sports Medicine and Deputy Chairman at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center prior to his recruitment as the Division Head of Sports Medicine at The University of Virginia in 2000.  He served as Head Team Physician for James Madison University for over 15 years and earned two FCS National Championship rings.

Dr. Miller has authored over 200 articles and has authored and/or edited 40 textbooks, including eight editions of Review of Orthopaedics and served as the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) representative Editor for OKU Sports Medicine 5th Edition.  He has earned numerous awards for his textbook contributions.  He has been named a “Top Doctor” on numerous local, state, regional, and national listings.

Mark Miller is perhaps best known for his many contributions to the education of medical students, residents, fellows, and practicing orthopaedic surgeons around the world.  He has been recognized as outstanding faculty by orthopaedic residents on three separate occasions.

Dr. Miller’s research interests include complex knee to include multiple ligament injuries, revision ACL, articular cartilage injuries and Knee Meniscus, shoulder instability, shoulder rotator cuff, clavicle fractures, meniscal repair and transplantation.  On the personal front, he is married to Ann Etchison and has four grown children.


Professional Highlights 

  • Miller developed and moderated Instructional Course Lectures at both the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) and the AOSSM every year for the last 20+ years.
  • He founded the AOSSM Sports Medicine Specialty Course and has chaired several other courses for the Society.
  • Mark has served the AOSSM as Education Committee and Council Chair, was the inaugural Industry Relations Chair, and was both a Traveling Fellow and Godfather.
  • He also served on the Council of Delegates, the Examination committee and the Traveling Fellowship committee.
  • Miller served as Program Chair for Dr. Chris Harner and currently serves as Secretary on the Board of Directors.
  • He served as a Deputy Editor for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery for almost ten years.
  • He remains actively involved in teaching residents, fellows, and surgeons on both a national and international level.


License and Certification

  • Board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery
  • Subspecialty Certification in Orthopedic Sports Medicine


Awards and Accomplishments

  • Recipient of the USUHS Distinguished Service Award.
  • Received the Virginia Orthopedic Society Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Recipient of the Distinguished Educator Award and Outstanding Surgeon Outpatient Surgery Award at the University of Virginia.
  • Best of the Blue Ridge: Sports Doctor 2019; Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
  • Uniformed Services University Alumni Military Medical Service Award
  • VOS Lifetime Achievement Award (to celebrate and showcase the very best in medical education and healthcare of the Commonwealth of Virginia)
  • UVA Outpatient Surgery Center: Best Doctor of the Year, 2017
  • Recipient of Academy of University of Virginia Distinguished Educators Award
  • Recipient of AAOS Achievement Award
  • George D. Rovere Education Award, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, 2015.
  • Becker’s Orthopaedic Review Excellence in Orthopaedics Award, 2015
  • 2015 AAOS Annual Meeting Poster presented on the International Guided Poster Tour- “Anterior Horn of the Lateral Meniscus as a landmark for the Tibial Tunnel in ACL Reconstruction: A Prospective Study” Las Vegas, NV March 24-28, 2015
  • Best Poster Award, Virginia Orthopaedic Society Werner BC*; Hadeed MM; Norte G; Hart JM; Park JS; Miller MD. Peroneal nerve injury in multiligament knee injury: Comparative outcomes after posterior tibial tendon transfer. Poster Presentation. VOS 67th Annual Meeting, May 2-4, 2014, Roanoke, VA. (* Presenter)
  • Highly Commended Award, British Medical Association for Textbook Mercer’s Textbook of Orthopaedics and Trauma 10th Edition, 2013
  • Top 19 U.S. Sports Surgeons, Orthopaedics This Week, February 2013
  • Best Doctors, Inc., Virginia Living Magazine 2012
  • Highly Commended Award, British Medical Association for Textbook Presentation, Imaging, and Treatment of Common Sports Medicine Conditions, 2012
  • Best Doctors of Virginia and Washington DC, February 2011
  • Award of Merit, Association of Medical Illustrators, Baltimore, MD July 201170 of the Best Knee Surgeons in America, Becker’s Orthopaedic & Spine Review 2010
  • The Best Doctors in America, 2005-2008, 2010-2011
  • Herodicus Award for Best Resident Paper, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) Hershey, PA, July 2006.
  • Founders Award, Eastern Orthopaedic Society, August 2004
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal, June 2003
  • Albert Trillat Young Investigator’s Award, International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine, April 2003
  • Resident Teaching Award, University of Virginia, 2002, 2006
  • Roy Davis Paper Competition, 1st, 2nd, and 4th place, 2001
  • Kirk Award Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1st place, 2000
  • Golden Apple Award (Outstanding Orthopaedic Resident Educator), Wilford Hall, USAF Medical Center, San Antonio, TX, 1999
  • S. Air Force Meritorious Service Medal (2), 1997, 1999
  • Surgeon General Award, Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons, 1995
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1986



  • Miller MD. William A Hammond: Restoring the Reputation of a Surgeon General. Military Medicine 1987; 152:452-457.
  • Vogt LB, Miller MD, and McLeod DG. To Save a Testis.  Emergency Medicine, 1988: 69-76.
  • Miller MD, Yaw KM, and Foley TH. Malpractice Maladies in the Management of Musculoskeletal Malignancies.  Contemporary Orthopaedics 1991; 23:577-584.
  • Miller MD, Sweet DE, and Ragsdale BR. Parosteal Lipomas-A New Perspective. Pathology 1992; 24:132-139.
  • Miller MD, Johnson DL, Theate LA, Fu FH, Blanc RO. Rupture of the Pectoralis Major Muscle in a Football Player—MRI Evaluation and Fixation with Suture Anchors.  Am J  Sports Med 1993; 21:475-477.
  • Miller MD, Harner CD. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries: Current Concepts in Diagnosis and Treatment.  Physician and Sports Medicine 1993; 21(10): 38-52.
  • Miller MD, Harner CD, and Fu FH. The Use of Allograft:  Techniques and Results. Clinics in Sports Medicine 1993; 12(4):757-770.
  • Miller MD, Fu FH. The Role of Osteotomy in the ACL Deficient Knee. Clinics in Sports Medicine 1993; 12(4): 697-708.
  • Miller MD, Johnson DL, Harner CD, Fu FH. Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries.  Orthopaedic Review  1993; 22 (11): 1201- 1210.
  • Fu FH, Harner CD, Johnson DL, Miller MD, Woo SL-Y. Biomechanics of Knee Ligament Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications.  J Bone Joint Surg 1993; 75(A):1716-1725.
  • Miller MD, Cain JE, Lauerman WC, Plattenburg RC, Littlefield WG, Wilson MR. Posterior Sacroiliac Fixation Using a Sacral Pedicle Targeting Device—an Anatomical Study.  Journal of Orthopaedic Trauma 1993; 7:154-520.
  • Johnson DL, Miller MD, Fu FH. The Arthroscopic ‘Impingement Test’ During Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction.  Arthroscopy 1993; 9:714-717.
  • Fu FH, Harner CD, Johnson DL, Miller MD, Woo SL-Y. Biomechanics of Knee Ligaments.  Instructional Course Lectures 1994; 43:137-148.
  • Miller MD, Marks PH, Fu FH. Bilateral Stress Fractures of the Distal Fibula in a 35 Year-Old Woman.  Case Report.  Foot & Ankle 1994; 15 (8): 450-453.
  • Miller MD, Ritchie JR, Gomez BA, Royster RM, DeLee JC. Meniscal Repair.  An Experimental Study in the Goat.  Am J Sports Med 1995; 23 (1)124-128.
  • Miller MD, Kraft TC, Greendyke SA, and Trick LW. Juxta-Acetabular Synovial Cyst in a Patient with Paget’s disease.  Orthopedics 1995; 18(3):293-296.
  • Warner JJP, Miller MD, Marks P, Fu FH. Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with Suretac TM Device Part I:  Clinical Observations.  Arthroscopy 1995; 11(1):2-13.
  • Warner JJP, Miller MD, Marks P. Arthroscopic Bankart Repair with SuretacTM Device Part II:  Experimental Observations.  Arthroscopy 1995; 11(1):14-20.
  • Miller MD, Harner CD. Anatomical Considerations in PCL Reconstruction.  Instructional Course Lectures 1995; 44:431-440.
  • Miller MD, McMahon PA, Port J, Warner JJP. Juxta-articular Synovial Cyst of the Shoulder.  Am J Orthopaedics 1995; 24(8):635-636.



  • Miller MD. Review of Orthopaedics (1st Edition) Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1992.
  • Fu FH, Harner CD and Vince KG Ed; Miller, MD, (Associate Editor). Knee Surgery. NewYork: Williams and Wilkins, 1994.
  • Miller MD, Cooper DE, Warner JJP. Review of Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy (1st Edition). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 1995.
  • Miller MD. Review of Orthopaedics (2nd Edition). Philadelphia:  B. Saunders, 1996.
  • Miller MD, Osborne JR, Warner JJP, Fu FH. MRI – Arthroscopy Correlative Atlas, Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders, 1997.
  • Brinker MR, Miller MD. Fundamentals of Orthopaedics, Philadelphia:  B. Saunders, 1999.
  • Miller MD. Review of Orthopaedics (3rd Edition), Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2000.
  • Miller MD, Cooper DE, Warner JJP. Review of Sports Medicine (2nd Edition). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2002.
  • Miller MD, Howard RF, Plancher KR. Surgical Atlas of Sports Medicine, Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2003.
  • DeLee JC, Drez D, Miller MD. Sports Medicine:  Principles of Practice (2nd Ed) Philadelphia:  B. Saunders, 2003.
  • Miller MD, Cole B. Textbook of Arthroscopy.  Philadelphia:  WB Saunders, 2004.
  • Miller MD. Review of Orthopaedics (4th Edition). Philadelphia: W.B. Saunders, 2004.
  • Miller MD, Sekiya J. Core Knowledge of Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Philadelphia: Mosby-Elsevier, 2006.



  • Mark Miller completed his undergraduate training at the United States Air Force Academy and was recognized as a Distinguished Graduate (top 3%).
  • He completed his post-baccalaureate education at California State University.
  • He went on to attend medical school at the Uniformed Services University, where he also was named a Distinguished Graduate.
  • Miller completed residency training in orthopedic surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio Texas.
  • He pursued his fellowship in sports medicine and shoulder surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.