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

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue for 2017

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.

The 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

Patient Comments

Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • 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

Memberships

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 Skin Cancer Foundation, National

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.

Research

Description of Research Expertise:

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

Selected Publications:

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

Shin TM, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Margolis D, Gelfand JM, Chu EY, Elenitsas R, Shaikh WR: Clinical Factors Associated with Subclinical Spread of Melanoma In Situ J Am Acad Dermatol 76 (4): 714-21,2017.

Shin TM, Shaikh WR, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Margolis DJ, Gelfand JM, Chu EY, Elenitsas R: Clinical and Pathologic Factors Associated with Subclinical Spread of Invasive Melanoma J Am Acad Dermatol 76 (4): 714-21,2017.

Sobanko JF, Dasilva D, Modi B, Wanat K, Samimi S, Margolis D, Shin T, Etzkorn JR: Same-day Office Consultation and Mohs Micrographic Surgery With or Without a Preoperative Educational Phone Call: A Randomized Trial Measuring the Impact on Patient-Rated Anxiety and Satisfaction on the Day of Surgery J Am Acad Derm 76 (3): 519-26,2017.

McLaughlin EJ, Miller L, Shin TN, Sobanko JF, Cannady SB, Miller CJ: Rate of Regional Nodal Metastatses of Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma in the Immunosuppressed Patien Am J Otolaryngol 16 : 2017.

Shin TM, Shaikh WR, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Margolis DJ, Gelfand JM, Chu EY, Elenitsas R: Clinical and pathologic factors associated with subclinical spread of invasive melanoma J Am Acad Dermatol 16 : 2017.

Shin TM, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Margolis DJ, Gelfand JM, Chu EY, Elenitsas R, Shaikh WR: Clinical factors associated with subclinical spread of in situ melanoma J Am Acad Dermatol 16 : 2017.

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

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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