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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

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 from 2017 to 2019

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.

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Overall Ratings

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

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
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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

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

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:

Parekh V, Sobanko JF, Miller CJ, Karakousis G, Xu W, 5, Letrero R, Elenitsas R, Xu X, Elder DE, Amaravadi R, Schuchter LM, Nathanson KL, Wilson M, Chu EY: NRAS Q61R and BRAF G466A mutations in atypical melanocytic lesions newly arising in advanced melanoma patients treated with vemurafenib J Cutan Pathol 46 (3): 190-194,2019.

Fix WC, Chiesa-Fuxench ZC, Shin T, Etzkorn J, Howe N, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF: Use of a vibrating kinetic anesthesia device reduces the pain of lidocaine injections: A randomized split-body trial J Am Acad Dermatol 80 (1): 58-59,2019.

Shin TM, O’Malley V, Tuttle S, Howe N, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Margolis DJ, Miller CJ: Appropriate use of Mohs surgery in immunocompromised patients is high and published indications for Mohs decrease inappropriate use JAAD S0190-9622 (19): 30056-8,2019.

Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Miller CJ: Repair of a Large Dorsal Hand Defect With Exposed Tendons Dermatol Surg 44 (12): 2018.

Etzkorn JR, Jew OS, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Neal DE, Miller CJ: Mohs micrographic surgery (MMS) with MART-1 immunostaining for atypical intraepidermal melanocytic proliferation (AIMP) J Am Acad Dermatol 79 (6): 1109-16,2018.

Fix W, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Howe NH, Bhatt M, Sobanko JF, Miller CJ: Melanomas of the head and neck have high local recurrence risk features and require tissue rearranging reconstruction more commonly than BCC and SCC: A comparison of indications for microscopic margin control prior to reconstruction in 13,664 tumors JAAD S0190-9622 (18): 32910-4,2018.

Rzepecki AK, Hwang CD, Etzkorn JR, Shin TM, Sobanko JF, Howe NM, Miller CJ: The “Rule of 10s” versus the “Rule of 2s”: High complication rates after conventional excision with postoperative margin assessment of specialty site versus trunk and proximal extremity melanomas JAAD S0190-9622 (18): 2018.

Gatica-Torres M, Nelson CA, Lipoff JB, Miller CJ, Rubin AI: Nail clipping with onychomycosis and surprise clue to the diagnosis of nail unit melanoma J Cutan Pathol 45 (11): 803-06,2018.

Pearl RL, Shao K, Shin TM, Miller CJ, Sobanko JF: Acute Appearance Concerns in Patients Undergoing Mohs Surgery: A Single Institution Cross-Sectional Study Dermatol Surg 44 (10): 1349-1351,2018.

Fix WC, Yun SJ, Groft CM, Jambusaria A, Elenitsas R, Chu E, Etzkorn JR, Sobanko JF, Shin TM, Miller CJ: MART-1-Labeled Melanocyte Density and Distribution in Actinic Keratosis and Squamous Cell Cancer in situ: Pagetoid Melanocytes are a Potential Source of Misdiagnosis as Melanoma in Situ J Cutan Pathol 45 (10): 734-42,2018.

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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