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Marvin Miller, MD

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clinical genetics, biochemical genetics, molecular genetics, pediatric bone health and disease


Dr. Miller is a genetic specialist at Dayton Children's Hospital.

Dayton Children's medical genetics department is one of the eight regional genetics centers supported by grants from the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health. The medical genetics team at Dayton Children's accepts referrals for patients of any age with personal or family history of birth defects or genetic disease.

Professorship: Professor of pediatrics and ob/gyn

education and training

  • medical school: Yale University School of Medicine
  • internship: Pathology, Dartmoth Medical School
  • internship: Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Metro General Program
  • residency: Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve/Cleveland Metro General Program
  • fellowship: Medical genetics/dysmorphology, University of Washington; visiting scientist, Johns Hopkins
  • board certification: Pediatrics, Clinical Genetics, Molecular/Biochemical Genetics

publications and presentations

  • Varghese B, Miller ME, Hangartner TN. Estimation of bone strength from pediatric radiographs of the forearm. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact 2008;8(4):379-390 (This article reports altered architecture parameters and lower bone strength in infants with temporary brittle bone disease compared to controls.)
  • Miller R and Miller ME. Overrepresentation of males in traumatic brain injury of infancy and in infants with macrocephaly: Further evidence that questions the existence of shaken baby syndrome. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2010;31:165-173.
  • Ayoub D, Hyman C, Cohen M, and Miller ME. A critical review of the classic metaphyseal lesion (CML): Traumatic or metabolic? AJR 2014; 202:185–196
  • Miller ME, Ward T, Stolfi A, and Ayoub D. Overrepresentation of multiple birth pregnancies in young infants with four metabolic bone disorders: Further evidence that fetal bone loading is a critical determinant of fetal and young infant bone strength. Osteoporos Int 2014;25:1861–1873
  • Miller D, Barnes P, and Miller ME. The significance of macrocephaly or enlarging head circumference in infants with the triad: Further evidence of mimics of shaken baby syndrome. American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology 2015;36:111-120
  • Miller ME. Application of Hill's Criteria of Causation to Shaken Baby Syndrome: Further Evidence That Questions the Existence of Shaken Baby Syndrome. Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Informatics. 2015;1:1-10.

awards, honors and organizations

  • 2015 Allan Shafer Distinguished Service Award
  • Member of the Tuberous Sclerosis (TSC) Alliance Professional Advisory Board

get to know me

I chose my specialty because...

I enjoyed the ever-changing landscape of clinical genetics and the opportunity to learn how our fellow human beings cope and adapt to the various medical challenges that genetic variation creates.

Dayton Children's is special because...

of the highly committed health care providers and staff that work here.

ratings and reviews

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Dr Miller was very friendly and was a great listener. His concern felt genuine even through Zoom.

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Great to work with. Very down to earth and easy to understand. Doesn't make you feel like you are being talked down to.

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The first question was the tele-conversation accurate, and was it good, and was it, was it useful, or was it, could I connect? And I meant to press yes, and I didn't, so my answer was yes. It's a great way of communication when you can't get into the hospital through the telephone. How do you feel about Dr. Miller? You miss him. You think he's a good doctor or a bad doctor? He a good doctor. Okay, thank you.

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Dr. Miller is like God, Jesus Christ's second Son.

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