Please join us in thanking Dr. Ian Miller for serving on DSF’s Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Miller accepted a position as Vice-President of Clinical Development with Marinus Pharmaceuticals on March 1st after taking a leave of absence from Nicklaus Children’s Hospital due to the health of a loved one. Dr. Miller’s new position required him to step down from our board due to a conflict of interest. We wish Dr. Miller all the best on his new adventure in Colorado and in this new position. The contributions Dr. Miller has made over the years to our community are immeasurable and he will be greatly missed.
Dr. Ian Miller is a pediatric epileptologist with 14 years of experience at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital in Miami, where he most recently served as the Chair of the Neurology Department, and on the Board of Directors for First Choice Neurology (a private practice of over 80 neurologists). Within the hospital he was the founding Medical Director of the Ion Channel Epilepsy Program, co-Director of the Tuberous Sclerosis Program, and the Director of Neuroinformatics. Dr. Miller’s research experience includes participation in all five of the pivotal trials for cannabidiol, including one as a first author. He was also a primary investigator for fenfluramine, nasal diazepam, and NeuroPace, among others, and has provided input regarding trial design and endpoints for three early gene therapy candidates in SCN1A, and enrolled patients in one of them as Principal Investigator. He is a former member of the Medical Advisory Board for the Dravet Syndrome Foundation (DSF), and a member of the American Epilepsy Society.
He is board certified in Neurology with a special qualification in Child Neurology, as well as Clinical Neurophysiology, Epilepsy, and Neuroimaging. Dr. Miller testified with the DSF at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2018 regarding the need for an ICD-10 code for Dravet syndrome, leading to the approval of the G40.83 and its subgroups in October of 2020. Dr. Miller received his MD degree from the University of Iowa, in Iowa City, where he grew up. He completed residency and fellowship training at the University of Utah and the University of Washington before completing Clinical Neurophysiology fellowship at Miami Children’s Hospital.