Professor and Head, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, UBC
Dr. Steven Miller is the Hudson Family Hospital Chair in Pediatric Medicine and the James & Annabel McCreary Chair in Pediatrics. He is Professor and Head of Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia and Chief of Pediatric Medicine at BC Children’s Hospital & Sunny Hill Health Centre. Dr. Miller and his interdisciplinary team focus on improving the brain health of newborns requiring intensive care such as those born preterm or with congenital heart disease. Findings from his research program inform new strategies to promote optimal brain development and neurodevelopmental outcome. He is a past President of the Society for Pediatric Research, and most recently co-directs Child-Bright (https://child-bright.ca/), an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve outcomes for children with brain-based developmental disabilities and their families through Canada’s Strategy for Patient-Oriented Research. He is a passionate mentor of clinicians, researchers, and educators across the career trajectory.
The focus of the neonatal neurology research group is to better understand brain development and injury in the newborn. Using advanced magnetic resonance (MR) techniques and bedside brain monitoring we study how white matter injury and systemic illness affects brain development in critically ill newborns. A better understanding of the factors that impact brain development and injury will allow us to directly improve the neurodevelopmental outcome of high-risk newborns.