"I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it"–anonymous I have lived by this motto my entire life, from the multiple adventures moving around the world with my family to the struggles of surviving an intense residency as a woman in a male dominated field. I continue to live by this motto today as I attempt to raise three beautiful children while still growing my practice and focusing on patient care. As a medical student, I was streamlined into a pediatric practice. However, as I went through my training I realized how much surgery and the nervous system truly intrigued me. A bold decision to drastically change my field of practice has led to a happy professional life. I have combined my interests to allow me to become an adult and pediatric neurosurgeon. Private practice was an easy decision for me as it allows me to maintain my independent style and avoid excessive bureaucracy from large hospital systems. I still have access to excellent ICUs, specialists, and hospital equipment as needed. My practice is now made up of the patients I like to see and the procedures I excel at.
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I believe in spine restoration. I have chosen to focus my practice on disc replacement not fusion. An artificial disc allows me to cure pain associated with a back or neck injury while still maintaining full range of motion. This is a new and up & coming field. I am proud to be the first neurosurgeon in Minnesota to complete successful low back artificial disc surgery as well as the first surgeon in the state to do two level artificial disc surgery in the neck. I am working with the top artificial disc companies in the world. I have attended training and have been certified by each company as having mastered the procedure specific to their products.
I love teaching. I give lectures to nurses, chiropractors, lawyers, fellow surgeons & pretty much anyone who will listen about the benefits of artificial disc surgery in lieu of a fusion. There are some cases which need a fusion. If I can help my patient with their pain & maintain their full mobility, I will do it every time.
Dr. Miller's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Board certified in Integrative Medicine and Neurosurgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Neurological Spine Reconstructive Surgery
Neurological Spine Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Reconstructive Surgery
Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Pediatric Neurological Spine Surgery
Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Miller's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ataxia With Fasciculations
Ataxia, Spastic, 3, Autosomal Recessive
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Chiari Malformation Type 1
Chiari Malformation Type 2
Chiari Malformation Type 3
Chiari Malformation Type 4
Chiari Malformation, Adult
Chiari Malformation, Pediatric
Degenerative Disc Disease
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Disc Degeneration
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Pathological Spine Fracture
Pudendal Nerve Entrapment
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Spinal Cord Injury
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Thoracic Disc Disorders
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Traumatic Brain Injury
Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 2001
Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
Cincinnati Chldns Hosp Med
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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