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Ethan Miller, MD

Present Title & Affiliation

Primary Appointment

Assistant Professor, Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition, Division of Internal Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Office Address

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1400 Pressler
Unit Number: 1466
Houston, TX 77030
Phone: 713-794-5073

Education & Training

Degree-Granting Education

2004 Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, MD, Medicine
1998 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, MA, Psychology
1993 Washington University, St. Louis, MO, BA, Philosophy

Postgraduate Training

2007-2010 Clinical Fellowship, Gastroenterology, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Scottsdale, AZ
2004-2007 Clinical Residency, Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

Board Certifications

11/2011 Gastroenterology
8/2007 American Board of Internal Medicine


Academic Appointments

Research Assistant-Molecular Genetics, Department of Pathology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 1999-2000
Associate Advertising Executive, Media Cross Inc., St. Louis, MO, 1998-1999
Teaching Assistant, Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1995
Congressional Aide, U.S. House Committee on Banking, Finance & Urban Affairs, Washington, DC, 1993-1994

Institutional Committee Activities

Member, Clinical Effectiveness Subcommittee, 4/2012-present
Team Leader, Clinical Safety & Effectiveness Session 17: "Closing the Loop with the Straightest Line", 4/2012-9/2012

Honors and Awards

2004 Clinical Medicine, Annual Research Symposium - 1st Place, Baylor College of Medicine
2004 Clinical Science, James K. Alexander Research Symposium - Honorable Mention, Baylor College of Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Association For the Study of Liver Diseases, Alexandria, VA
Member/Development Committee, 2012-present
Member, 2009-present
American College of Gastroenterology
Member, 2010-present
American Gastrointestinal Association, Chicago, IL
Member, 2009-present
American Society of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Chicago, IL
Member, 2009-present
Harris County Medical Society, Houston, TX
Member, 2010-present
Texas Gulf Coast Gastroenterological Society, Houston, TX
Member, 2009-present

Selected Publications

Peer-Reviewed Original Research Articles

1. Torres HA, Kaseb A, Mahale P, Miller ED, Frenette C. Telaprevir-containing regimen for treatment of hepatitis C virus infection in patient with hepatocellular carcinoma waiting liver transplantation: a case series. Journal of Hepatocellular Carcinoma 1:109-114, 7/2014.
2. Torres HA, Mahale P, Miller ED, Oo TH, Frenette C, Kaseb AO. Co-administration of telaprevir and transcatheter arterial chemoembolization in hepatitis C virus-associated hepatocellular carcinoma. World J Hepatol 5(6):332-5, 6/2013. PMCID: PMC3692975.
3. Islam S, Miller ED, Patel N, De Petris G, Highsmith EW, Fleischer DE. The use of DNA fingerprinting to resolve conflicting results in patients with suspected gastrointestinal malignancy. J Clin Gastroenterol 47(3):239-41, 3/2013. PMID: 23391868.
4. Miller ED, Steidley DE, Arabia FA, Decker GA. Gastric erosion associated with left ventricular assist device: new technology, new complication. Gastrointest Endosc 70(1):181-3, 7/2009. e-Pub 1/18/2009. PMID: 19152894.
5. Kramer JR, Davila JA, Miller ED, Richardson P, Giordano TP, El-Serag HB. The validity of viral hepatitis and chronic liver disease diagnoses in Veterans Affairs administrative databases. Aliment Pharmacol Ther 27(3):274-82, 2/1/2008. e-Pub 11/8/2007. PMID: 17996017.
6. Wong WT, Myhr KL, Miller ED, Wong RO. Developmental changes in the neurotransmitter regulation of correlated spontaneous retinal activity. J Neurosci 20(1):351-60, 1/1/2000. PMID: 10627612.
7. Miller ED, Tran MN, Wong GK, Oakley DM, Wong RO. Morphological differentiation of bipolar cells in the ferret retina. Vis Neurosci 16(6):1133-44, Nov-Dec, 11/1999. PMID: 10614593.


1. Weston BR, Ross, WA, Lum P, Thirumurthi S, Miller ED, et al. Adenoma Detection Rate (ADR) and Serrated Adenoma Detection Rate (SDR) During Screening Colonoscopy With and Without a Personal Cancer History (PCH) in a Tertiary Referral Cancer Center. Poster Presentation Fourth State of the Science Cancer Survivorship Research Symposium, 2/2016.
2. Torres HA, Mahale P, Granwehr B, Miller ED, Borchardt R, Shukla B, Ericsson CD, RaadII. Transdisciplinary approach to managing HCV infection in patients at a tertiary care center. Infectious Diseases Society of America Accepted for poster presentation at the 2015 ID Week, 10/7-11/2015, San Diego CA, 10/2015.
3. Weston BR, Ross WA, Lum P, Thirumurthi S, Miller ED, Bhutani MS, Blechacz B, Bresalier RS, Davila ML, Dekovich AA, Guha S, Lee JH, Lynch PM, Pande M, Asif R, Shafi MA, Shuttlesworth G, Stack RS, Mishra L, Stroehlein JR, Raju GS. Adenoma detection rate (ADR) and serrated adenoma detection rate (SDR) during screening colonoscopy with ana without a personal cancer history (PCH) in a tertiary referrral cancer center. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy-DDW Poster Presentation 79(5):AB202, 5/2014.
4. Thirumurthi S, Ross WA, Lum P, Miller ED, Weston BR, et al. Adenoma Detection Rate & Sessile Serrated Adenoma Detection Rate Trends With Increasing Age: a Study Using a Natural Language Processing Computer Program. Poster DDW 2014. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 79(5S):Sa1412, AB203, 2014.
5. Phillip Lum, Ross WA, Pande M, Lynch PM, Miller ED, et al. Measures to Improve Colonoscopy Quality Metrics. Poster DDW 2014 Gastrointestinal EndoscopyOPY 79(5S):Sa1409, 2014.
6. Raju G, Ross WA, Lum P, Lynch PM, Slack RS, Miller ED et al. Natural Language Processing (NLP) As an Alternative to Manual Reporting of Colonoscopy Quality Metrics. Oral Presentation DDW 2014. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 79(5S, 166,):AB116-AB117, 2014.
7. Miller ED, Ross WA, Lum P, Thirumurthi S, Weston BR, Pande M, et al. Screening Colonoscopy Quality Metrics for Males and Females Across Ethnic Groups Using a Natural Language Processing Algorithm. Poster DDW 2014. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 79(5S):Sa1409, 2014.
8. Miller ED, Blechacz B, Herlong HF, Davila M, Torres HA. The effect of antiviral therapy on progression of liver disease in Hepatitis C Virus-infected patients with malignancies. The Liver Meeting AASLD's 64th Annual Meeting in Washington, DC, November 1 - November 5, 2013, 8/2013.
9. Torres HA, Davila M, Mulanovich VE, Granwehr BP, Miller ED, Nevah MI, Mishra L, Kontoyiannis DP. Hepatitis C Clinic at a Comprehensive Cancer Center: The successful story of multidisciplinary efforts. Infectious Diseases Society of America Accepted for poster presentation at the 49th IDSA Annual Meeting, 10/20-23/2011, Boston MA, 10/2011.
10. Miller E, Steidley D, Arabia F, Das A, Crowell M, Leighton J, Decker A. Gastrointestinal complications associated with left ventricular assist devices. Am J Gastroenterol(Suppl S):S521-2, 2008.
11. Miller ED, Hampel H, Goodgame RW. A novel mutation involving an insertion in exon 4 of the APC gene leading to an uncommon phenotype: A 62 year-old man with synchrounous colon cancers and 175 adenomas. Am J Gastroenterol Suppl 350, 2004.
12. Miller ED, Wong GK, Oakley DM, Wong ROL. Morphological and functional development of bipolar cells in the ferret retina. Soc for Neurosci 23:641, 1997.
13. Miller Ethan. Five-Year Trends in Adenoma Detection Rates: A Report From A Single Academic Group Practice. Submitted.

Book Chapters

1. Miller ED, Harrison MEH. Gall Stones, Gall-bladder Polyps and Their Complications: Epidemiology, Pathogenesis, Giagnosis, and Management. In: Practical Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 3 Liver and Biliary Disease. Oxford Blackwell: United States, 2010.
2. Wong ROL, Miller ED, Wong WT, Shields CR, Cyhr KL. Development changes in the spontaneous bursting patterns of On and Off ganglion cells. In: Development and Organization of the Retina:From Molecules to Function:. Plenum Press: New York, 275-88, 1998.

Last updated: 2/26/2016