Kevin M. Miller, MD, is a full professor and the Kolokotrones Chair in Ophthalmology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He is the Chief of the Cataract and Refractive Surgery Division, Director of the Anterior Segment Diagnostic Laboratory and a member of the UCLA Stein Eye Institute.
He received his undergraduate training in electrical engineering at the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering. Working for the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, he developed a facility for testing Cesium atomic clocks used in Global Positioning System satellites under space flight conditions. He received his MD degree at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. This was followed by an internship in Baltimore at the Franklin Square Hospital Center and a research fellowship in Ophthalmic Optics at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. He did his residency training at the UCLA Stein Eye Institute and joined the full-time faculty at UCLA in 1991. His clinical practice is devoted to refractive cataract surgery, laser refractive surgery (LASIK, PRK, phakic lens implantation, corneal inlays) and the rehabilitation of eyes with complex anterior segment surgical problems.
Dr. Miller is the recipient of four endowed cataract research funds at UCLA, including the Paul Vicari fund, the Pat and Joe Yzurdiaga fund, the Albert Sarnoff fund, and the Amalia Simon Roth fund. He received the Honor, Senior Honor, and two Secretariat awards from the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO). He is a member of numerous professional organizations including the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ESCRS), and the International Intra-Ocular Implant Club (IIIC). Dr. Miller’s teaching activities span the range of training from undergraduate students to practicing ophthalmologists. He supervises research projects taken on by undergraduates at UCLA. He is an instructor in several required and elective medical school courses and has been involved in resident, national fellow and international fellow training at the Stein Eye Institute for over 20 years. He served on the AAO Basic and Clinical Science Course committee for 10 years, editing 3 editions of the Clinical Optics textbook. He served on the AAO Anterior Segment Preferred Practice Patterns committee, editing two editions of Cataract in the Adult Eye. He served on the AAO Maintenance of Certification committee and the Compass committee, developing educational content for practicing ophthalmologists and materials for the One Network. He currently serves on the AAO Program Planning committee, Preferred Practice Patterns committee, and the Skills Transfer Advisory committee. For the ASCRS, he serves on the Cataract Clinical committee, the Retina Clinical committee, and the Skills Transfer Advisory committee.