Patricia Miller, MD grew up in Palm Harbor, Florida. She earned the International Baccalaureate Diploma from Palm Harbor University High School. Dr. Miller is a “triple gator”, completing both her undergraduate studies and medical education at the University of Florida. She earned a B.S. in Neurobiological Sciences and graduated magna cum laude from the UF Honors Program, with her thesis on cognitive aging and spatial memory receiving high honors.
While in medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine, Patricia pursued her interests in teaching and research. She served as a teaching assistant for the Functional Human Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neuroscience courses presented to graduate and medical students. Patricia carried out several basic science and clinical research projects in the UF cognitive aging, brain tumor immunotherapy, and stereotactic radiosurgery laboratories, studying topics ranging from dendritic cell vaccines for glioblastoma to the epidemiology of brain metastases to reimbursement patterns for neurosurgeons.
Patricia was the recipient of the prestigious Alumni Award for Academic Excellence, Professionalism, and Humanism for maintaining a 4.0 GPA and ranking first in her medical school class. As a senior student, she received the Albert L. Rhoton, Jr., MD Neurological Surgery Excellence Award and graduated top of her class with honors in research and a certificate in Biomedical, Clinical, and Translational Research. Upon graduating medical school, Patricia was awarded the James E. Boggan Award, a grant given to an incoming neurosurgical resident demonstrating tremendous achievement and potential. Dr. Miller began her neurosurgical residency at the University of Florida in 2021 and is scheduled to complete her training in 2028.
Outside of medicine, Patricia enjoys baking as part of her non-profit volunteer project “One Tough Cookie, Inc.” benefitting local pediatric charity Stop! Children’s Cancer as well as spending time with her husband Doug, two dogs, and four Persian cats.