Stephen Miller, DO, MPH, FACOFP, joined the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine as the Associate Dean for Clinical Sciences in June of 2014, where he holds appointments as Associate Professor in the departments of Family Medicine and of Osteopathic Principles and Practice.
Miller was in private practice in rural Maine and southwest Virginia for 21 years as clinician, preceptor, medical director, and adjunct faculty before becoming the Osteopathic Program Director for the Lehigh Valley Family Medicine Residency program in Allentown PA in 2006. While there he was involved in the P4 residency redesign project of the ABFM and ACGME, and oversaw a residency redesign pilot for the ACOFP, where he embedded family medicine residents within existing family practices for continuity training and retention as future clinicians in urban and rural areas of Lehigh and Carbon counties in Pennsylvania.
Miller joined the Lincoln Memorial University / DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2009 as full time faculty in the departments of Family Medicine and Osteopathic Principles and Practice, where he taught extensively throughout the curriculum as well as directing the Cardiovascular and Gastrointestinal OMSII systems courses, and Family medicine and Rural Hospital clerkship rotations. While at LMU/DCOM, He also chaired a task force on curricular reform to redesign content focus and delivery, and as Curriculum Committee chair developed and implemented competency based assessments, assisted with preceptor development, and promoted and initiated interactive learning venues such as team based learning throughout the four year curriculum. When he completed his tenure there, he was also the Chair of Family Medicine.
Over the course of his medical career, Miller has been passionately involved in community health. He has explored with students and residents a range of adult learning issues such as the use of motivational interviewing without losing honest communication within doctor-patient relationships, as well as adult literacy advocacy. He successfully solicited the National Health Service Corps for physicians and funding to begin a county-wide, full range Obstetrical service, procured funding for development of electrical service to families within his service area who lived without access to electricity, and successfully advocated for full funding of a county-wide EMS program.