Director, Global Health Education Programs

Lee Todd Miller, MD, is Director of the Global Health Education Programs at the UCLA Center for World Health, and also serves as Associate Dean for Student Affairs at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. For 10 years he served as Vice Chair for Education within the Department of Pediatrics. In these roles, Dr. Miller has had leadership and oversight responsibilities for the medical student experiences in global health, and both undergraduate and graduate medical education within the Department of Pediatrics. For over 30 years, he has also made substantial contributions to medical student counseling, and has helped nurture the pediatric careers and global health interests of countless students and residents.

In recognition of this, Dr. Miller is the unprecedented 12-time recipient of the David Geffen School of Medicine’s Golden Apple Award, selected each year by the graduating senior class, and is now a two-time recipient of the Excellence in Education Award. Dr. Miller was also honored to receive the University of California Academic Senate Distinguished Teaching Award, presented by the Chancellor of UCLA. In addition, in 2013, he was recognized with the Association of American Medical College’s Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award.

Dr. Miller’s interests focus on innovative ways to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels, both here at UCLA and in diverse global settings. Over the years, he has worked in Ethiopia, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda, Zaire (now DR Congo), South Africa, Mozambique, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Ecuador, and Peru, and has made substantial contributions to the Diarrheal Diseases Control Program at the World Health Organization during a sabbatical leave in Geneva. Dr. Miller is also founder of Partners for Pediatric Progress, a non-profit project under the umbrella of the UCLA Center for World Health, committed to training partnerships in low-resource regions in sub-Saharan African and South America, to build local capacity and improve the care of children in these settings.

Dr. Miller earned his bachelor’s degree at Bowdoin College and his medical degree at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed his postgraduate training and Chief Residency in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia.