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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

About Dr. Christopher J. Miller

Recognized by Best Doctors in America 2007-2008, 2009-2010, 2011-2012

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Clinical Specialties


  • Dermatology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Dermatology, 2004

Clinical Expertise:

  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Cancer Prevention and Early Detection
  • Cancer Risk Evaluation
  • Dermatologic Surgery
  • Eye Tumors
  • Eyelid Lesions
  • 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 Center for Advanced Medicine South Pavilion, 1st Floor 3400 Civic Center Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19104 800-789-PENN (7366)

    A facility of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • 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
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Zhang J, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Etzkorn JR: Diagnostic Change From Atypical Intraepidermal Melanocytic Proliferation to Melanoma After Conventional Excision-A Single Academic Institution Cross-Sectional Study Dermatol Surg 42 (10): 1147-54,2016.

Zhang J, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Etzkorn JR: Frequency of and factors associated with positive or equivocal margins in conventional excision of atypical intraepidermal melanocytic proliferations (AIMP): A single academic institution cross-sectional study J Am Acad Dermatol 75 (4): 688-95,2016.

Dai, J, Bordeaux J, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF: Assessing Surgical Training and Deliberate Practice Methods in Dermatology Residency: A Survey of Dermatology Program Directors Dermatol Surg 42 (8): 977-84,2016.

Sobanko JF, Zhang J, Margolis D, Etzkorn JR, Shin T, Sarwer DB, Miller CJ: Patient Reported Quality of Life and Psychosocial Health Prior to Skin Cancer Treatment J Am Acad Dermatol 75 (1): 217-218,2016.

Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shin T, Elenitsas R, Chue EY, Gelfand JM, Margolis D, Newman JG, Goldbach H, Miller CJ: Correlation Between Appropriate Use Criteria and the Frequency of Subclinical Spread or Reconstruction with a Flap or Graft for Melanomas Treated with Mohs Surgery with MART-1 Immunostaining Dermatol Surg 42 (4): 471-6,2016.

Zhang J, Rosen A, Orenstein L, Van Voorhees A, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Etzkorn JR: Factors associated with biopsy site identification, postponement of surgery, and patient confidence in a dermatologic surgery practice J Am Acad Dermatol : 2016.

Miller CJ, Antunes M, Sobanko JF: Surgical Technique for Optimal Outcomes 1: Cutting Tissue: incising, excising, and undermining, A CME J Am Acad Dermatol 72 (3): 377-87,2015.

Shin TM, Gangadhar T, Miller CJ: Treatment Options for Metastatic Melanoma in Solid Organ Transplant Recipients JAAD 1 (6): S26-8,2015.

Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Elenitsas R, Newman JG, Goldbach H, Shin TM, Miller CJ: Low recurrence rates for in situ and invasive melanomas using Mohs micrographic surgery with melanoma antigen recognized by T cells 1 (MART-1) immunostaining: Tissue processing methodology to optimize pathologic staging and margin assessment J Am Acad Dermatol 72 (5): 840-50,2015.

Connolly KL, Albertini JG, Miller CJ, Ozog DM: The Suspension (Frost) Suture: Experience and Applications Dermatol Surg 41 (3): 406-10,2015.

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
Fax: (215) 662-4132
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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