Joseph Miller graduated magna cum laude from Samford University and holds a M.D. from the University of Alabama School of Medicine. He completed residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is fellowship trained in Spinal Surgery. He performed his spine fellowship under Dr. Mark N. Hadley, current President of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and past President of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Miller also cares for patients with aneurysms, brain tumors, traumatic brain injuries, chiari malformations, trigeminal neuralgia, peripheral nerve disorders, hydrocephalus, and other conditions affecting the brain and spine.
In addition to his clinical training, he also was a T32 NIH Research Fellow with a focus in neuro-oncology and spinal cord injury. He conducted translational research in spinal cord injury and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrigs’ disease) at Emory University. Dr. Miller has over twenty publications, four book chapters, and has presented at over seventeen meetings.
Dr. Miller’s family has been treating conditions affecting the brain and spine for three generations. Dr. Joe Miller, his grandfather, was a neurosurgeon in Tennessee and trained many of the neurosurgeons throughout the Southeast. Dr. Miller’s father, Dr. Caudill Miller, is a neurologist in Alabama.
Dr. Miller has always been an athlete and has conducted extensive research in sports-related concussions. He has also treated many patients with exercise related injuries. He enjoys rock climbing throughout Northeast Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee. His other interests include mountaineering, skiing, mountain biking, saltwater fly-fishing, soccer, and running. Dr. Miller is happily married and is the proud father of four children.