Family Medicine Residency Program

Deborah Miller MD
Vice Chair for Administration and Academic Affairs, Department of Family Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Dr. Miller grew up in the rural town of Brimfield outside of Akron, Ohio. She completed her bachelor’s degree at the Ohio State University in Microbiology. She went on to Medical School at Wright State/Boonshoft School of Medicine and stayed on in Dayton, Ohio to complete her residency training. She entered private practice for 4 years and then joined her alma mater as faculty. Early in her career the hospital and residency program were suddenly closed. It was a pivotal event in her life. It sparked an interest in medical economics and management. She went on to become a Certified Physician Executive with the American College of Physician Executives and completed a Master’s degree in Academic Medicine with the University of Southern California in 2009. She became the Family Medicine Residency Program Director for the University of Chicago (NorthShore) in 2011, and in 2020, was promoted to Vice Chair of Administration and Academic Affairs for the Department of Family Medicine

Dr. Miller enjoys the enthusiasm and passion of resident physicians and medical students. She finds it is an honor to work with such gifted people. At the University of Chicago (NorthShore) Family Medicine Residency she has been privileged to lead a group of diverse and inclusive residents and faculty that care deeply for their patients, their community, and for each other. She and her wife Karen live in Glenview. They have two grand-children Rose and Dean. They enjoy gardening, beaches and tending their new puppy Becca.


Education and Training

Medical School / Wright State University, 1991
Internship / Wright State University, 1992
Residency / Wright State University, 1994
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