Transformation that works

William Miller, MD, MA

Leonard Parker Pool Chair of Family Medicine,
Lehigh Valley Health Network

William Miller received a master’s degree in medical anthropology from Wake Forest University and medical degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.  He served as co-chief resident for the Family Medicine Residency at Harrisburg Hospital and helped to establish the first group family medicine practice in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania before joining the family medicine faculty at the University of Connecticut.  There he served as Director of Pre-doctoral Education, Residency Director, and Director of Fellowship Programs. 

He returned home to the Lehigh Valley in 1994 as the founding Program Director of the Lehigh Valley Family Medicine Residency Program and became Chair of the department at Lehigh Valley Health Network in 1999.  Dr. Miller’s team has developed a clinical department and innovative residency program based on relationship-centered care. 

Dr. Miller's research interests and numerous publications concern practice organization and improvement and complexity theory, the ecology of chronic illness care, the family medicine socialization process, healing relationships, and the use of mixed methods, qualitative, and participatory methodologies.