Joan Miller, MD
Joan Miller, MD
Chair, Ophthalmology Department, Mass General Hospital
Chair, Ophthalmology Department, Mass Eye and Ear
Departments, Centers, & Programs:
Mass Eye and Ear
243 Charles St.
Boston, MA 02114
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- Residency, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***
- Fellowship, Massachusetts Eye and Ear***
American Board Certifications
- Ophthalmology, American Board of Ophthalmology
Dr. Miller is Chair of Harvard Ophthalmology, Chair of Ophthalmology at Mass Eye and Ear and Mass General Hospital, and Ophthalmologist-in-Chief at Brigham and Women?s Hospital. She also co-directs the Frederick Yeatts Retina Research Laboratory, Laser Research Laboratory, and the Retina Research Institute at Mass Eye and Ear.
Dr. Miller?s clinical and research interests focus on retinal disorders, including age related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic eye disease, and macular telangiectasia (MacTel). She and her colleagues at Mass Eye and Ear pioneered the development of photodynamic therapy (PDT) using verteporfin (Visudyne?), the first pharmacologic therapy for AMD. Dr. Miller also identified the role of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in ocular neovascularization, forming the scientific basis of current antiangiogenic therapies for intraocular vascular diseases (including neovascular AMD and diabetic eye disease). Dr. Miller continues investigations to elucidate the pathophysiology of vision loss and improve therapies for retinal diseases.
Dr. Miller has published more than 230 peer-reviewed papers, 95 book chapters, review articles, or editorials. She is on the editorial board of Ophthalmology and Ophthalmology Retina, and serves as co-editor for Albert and Jakobiec's Fourth Edition Principles and Practice of Ophthalmology. Dr. Miller is an invited speaker at professional and academic events on a regular basis.