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Christopher J. Miller, MD

Christopher J. Miller, MD Physician

Director, Penn Dermatology Oncology Center Associate Professor of Dermatology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Miller is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Christopher J. Miller

Recognized by America's Top Doctors for 2017

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007 - 2012, 2015 - 2018

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issues for 2017 and 2018

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Penn Medicine.

Overall Ratings

Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
  • Cancer Risk Evaluation
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • Eyelid Tumors
  • Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Facial Reconstructive Surgery
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Head and Neck Tumor
  • Head Lesions
  • Head Reconstruction
  • Malignant Melanoma
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Surgery
  • Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery
  • Mole Check
  • Mole Removal
  • Nail Biopsy
  • Non-Surgical Cancer Treatment
  • Nose Reconstruction Surgery
  • Organ Transplant and Cancer
  • Pigmented Lesion Removal
  • Precancerous Lesions
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Removal of Skin Growths
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Check
  • Skin Lesion Biopsy
  • Skin Lesion Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tissue Grafts

Description of Clinical Expertise

Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, skin cancer, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, melanoma, cutaneous oncology, service excellence

Practice Locations and Appointments

  • Penn Dermatology Perelman

    Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-7366 (PENN)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
Fellowship: Geisinger Hospital


American Academy of Dermatology, National American College of Mohs Micrographic Surgery and Cutaneous Oncology, National American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, National International Transplant Skin Cancer Collaborative, International Pennsylvania Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Miller is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Mohs micrographic surgery, reconstructive surgery, skin cancer, basal cell cancer, squamous cell cancer, melanoma, cutaneous oncology, surgical education

Selected Publications:

Fox M, Brown M, Golda N, Goldberg D, Miller CJ, Pugliano-Mauro M, Schmults C, Shin T, Stasko T, Xu YG, Nehal K: Nodal Staging of High Risk Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma J Am Acad Dermatol S0190-9622 (18): 32573-8,2018.

Zhang J, Miller CJ, O'Malley V, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Sobanko JF: Patient quality of life fluctuates before and after Mohs micrographic surgery: A longitudinal assessment of the patient experience J Am Acad Dermatol 78 (6): 1060-67,2018.

Etzkorn JR, Tuttle SD, Lim I, Feit EM, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Neal DE, Miller CJ: Patients prioritize local recurrence risk over other attributes for surgical treatment of facial melanomas-Results of a stated preference survey and choice-based conjoint analysis J Am Acad Dermatol : 2018.

Shaikh WR, Sobanko JF, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Miller CJ: Utilization Patterns and Survival Outcomes of Wide Local Excision and Mohs Micrographic Surgery for Merkel Cell Carcinoma in the United States, 2004-2009 J Am Acad Dermatol 78 (1): 175-177,2018.

Jew, O, Miller CJ, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Etzkorn JR: Diagnostic Change From Atypical Intraepidermal Melanocytic Proliferation to Melanoma is More Likely When Clinically Visible Residual Pigment Remains After Biopsy Dermatol Surg : 2017.

Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Miller CJ: Repair of a Large Dorsal Hand Defect With Exposed Tendons Dermatol Surg : 2017.

Miller CJ, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Sharkey J, Grunyk J, Elenitsas R, Chu EY, Capell B, Ming M, Etzkorn JR: Risk factors for positive or equivocal margins after wide local excision of 1345 cutaneous melanomas J Am Acad Dermatol 77 (2): 333-40,2017.

Etzkorn JR, Sharkey JM, Grunyk JW, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Miller CJ: Frequency of and risk factors for tumor upstaging after wide local excision of primary cutaneous melanoma J Am Acad Dermatol 77 (2): 341-8,2017.

McLaughlin EJ, Miller L, Shin TN, Sobanko JF, Cannady SB, Miller CJ, Newman J: Rate of Regional Nodal Metastatses of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Immunosuppressed Patien Am J Otolaryngol 38 (3): 325-28,2017.

Sekulic A, Migden MR, Basset-Seguin N, Garbe C, Gesierich A, Lao CD, Miller CJ, Mortier L, Murrell DF, Hamid O, Quevedo JF, Hou J, McKenna E, Dimier N, Williams S, Schadendorf D, Hauschild A: Long-term safety and efficacy of vismodegib in patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma: Final update of the pivotal ERIVANCE BCC study BMC Cancer 17 (1): 332,2017.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Dermatology
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine
3400 Civic Center Blvd.

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-6534
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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