Eric P. Miller, DO, FACS, FACOS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Department of Speciality Medicine
- DO, A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
- BA, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Serving as Assistant Professor of Surgery at LUCOM since October 2017, Dr. Miller is the General Surgery Clerkship Director for third-year osteopathic medical students as well as the Director of the Gastrointestinal Medicine clinical course for second-year students. In the clinical setting, he provides supervision and mentorship in general surgery and international missions medicine and surgery. He also provides mentorship as faculty advisor for the Student Osteopathic Surgical Association, the Anesthesia and Sports Medicine Interest Groups, and as co-facilitator for a “Compass” student mentoring group. He serves as Chair of the LUCOM Faculty Council for the 2018-19 academic year and sits on various committees of the College of Osteopathic Medicine, including Medical Outreach and Community Involvement, and the Student Progress Committee.
Having spent seven years in France and Togo, West Africa as a missionary surgeon, Dr. Miller had the pleasure of helping educate and train Togolese operating room technicians and floor nurses, Congolese doctors, and occasionally American medical students and surgery residents during his time as Chief of the Department of Surgery of the Hopital Baptiste Biblique. He is very excited to be part of the LUCOM family and participate in medical education from a Biblical Christian worldview. He returns to Togo annually as a medical Preceptor to Fourth-year LUCOM students on their international elective rotations.
Dr. Miller grew up in Covina, Southern California and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Cal Poly University, Pomona. He received his medical degree from the A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Northeast Missouri. He then completed an osteopathic rotating internship at St. John Detroit Riverview Hospital, and general surgery residency training at the Oklahoma State University Tulsa Regional Medical Center.
Following residency training, Dr. Miller entered private surgical practice in Northern Michigan, where he served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery with the Michigan State College of Osteopathic Medicine. He then moved to Chelsea, Michigan where he practiced general, laparoscopic, and endoscopic surgery, while also serving as clinical instructor of surgery for the University of Michigan Family Medicine residents.
Dr. Miller is certified in general surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery, is a fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Surgeons as well as the American College of Surgeons. He is a member of the Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Association, American Medical Association, the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, the Virginia Osteopathic Medical Association, and the Lynchburg Academy of Medicine.