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Miller Named Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery

Professor established groundbreaking transplant protocols

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November 4, 2011 | by Jasmine Rangel

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Joshua Miller, M.D., research professor in surgery-organ transplantation at the Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, has been named the Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery.

Dr. Miller came to Feinberg in 2007 after 27 years at the University of Miami, 24 of them as director of the Renal Transplant Program. At Northwestern, he developed a clinical immunological monitoring laboratory for organ transplant recipients.

Dr. Miller introduced transplant protocols, translating a lifetime of basic science investigation into one of the first clinical applications of immune induction of tolerance in the world. As a result of his work, Northwestern is considered an epicenter for achieving immune tolerance following kidney transplantation.

The American Society of Transplant Surgeons awarded Dr. Miller the Pioneer Achievement Award at their annual meeting in Philadelphia this year.

Dr. Miller’s research interests include autoimmunity, immunology, the kidneys, microbiology, stem cells and transplantation. A major contributor to the department of surgery and the Comprehensive Transplant Center, Dr. Miller has had a career-long interest in immunologic tolerance in transplantation.
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