Victoria P. Miller

Assistant Professor,  Center for Physician Assistant Studies


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Assistant Professor Victoria Miller
I have amassed 27+ years of experience as a clinical PA, including work in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery, as well as critical care.

Bio

Victoria P. Miller, PA-C, MT, CLS, was born in Rome, Italy, and travelled the world with her family in the Foreign Service Diplomatic Corps, serving U.S. Embassies abroad. She is bilingual in Italian and English, and has some fluency in French, Lao and Korean.

Miller’s interest in humanity and medicine began when she volunteered at orphanages in Vientiene, Laos, and Seoul, Korea. She has a bachelor of science degrees in Microbiology and Medical Technology. Her undergraduate research thesis was on the efficacy of chemotherapeutic agents according to National Cancer Institute Protocols.

Miller completed a medical technology internship at Rhode Island Hospital in 1983 and was awarded the Olive Redden Memorial Award for Excellence in Hematology, as well as the Scott Kreag Solway Achievement Award for Professional Excellence. She went on to work as a medical technologist in Hematology and Transfusion Medicine at Rhode Island Hospital, and as a clinical laboratory scientist in the Critical Care Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital.

In 1985, Miller began the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program, graduating in 1987. Her medical research paper, “Hemorrhagic Complications of Cardiopulmonary Bypass and Extracorporeal Circulation,” was selected for Honors. She went on to earn a master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas and is pursuing a Ph.D. in interprofessional education.

Miller has since amassed more than 27 years of experience as a clinical PA. She has worked in cardiovascular and thoracic Surgery, as well as critical care, being appointed chief PA of CVT surgery at Rhode Island Hospital in 2002. In 2010, she was part of the opening staff of the state-of-the-art Cardiovascular Catheterization Laboratory at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, which is associated with Brigham and Women’s Cardiovascular Medicine. She went on to be appointed chief PA for surgery within the Care New England Health system.

Miller has served on process improvement and quality outcomes, pharmacy and therapeutics, infection prevention and control, SCIP, and credentialing committees, as well as the ICU Collaborative. In addition, she has been involved with the Rhode Island Academy of Physician Assistants, serving three terms on the board as a director at large and secretary/treasurer. In 2019, Miller was appointed to the Rhode Island Department of Health Governor’s Physician Assistant Advisory Board.

Throughout her career, Miller has been involved in educating and mentoring PA students. For more 20 years, she has served as clinical coordinator for PA students on rotations at both Rhode Island Hospital and Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. Additionally, she holds academic appointments as a lecturer for the board of Rhode Island Schools of Medical Technology and clinical adjunct instructor at Quinnipiac University.

She is a self-proclaimed lifelong learner and a devoted teacher. Her professional passions lie in patient safety and excellence in outcomes, and her personal passions are travel and anything to do with the ocean. She and her two children currently reside in Cranston, Rhode Island.