Mark D. Miller MD

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Dr. Mark D. Miller is a Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery and former Division Head of Sports Medicine at the University of Virginia. He is a retired Colonel in the US Air Force. He is a Distinguished Graduate (top 3%) of the US Air Force Academy and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He served in the Air Force as a Civil Engineer and earned his Professional Engineering (PE) certificate prior to attending medical school. After medical school, Dr. Miller completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio, Texas, and a fellowship in Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery at the prestigious University of Pittsburgh. He served as a surgeon and team physician at the Air Force Academy and as Chief of Sports Medicine and Deputy Chairman at Wilford Hall prior to coming to the University of Virginia. He served as Head Team Physician for James Madison University for 15 years.

Dr. Miller has authored over 200 articles and has authored and/or edited 40 textbooks. He has served in numerous leadership positions for the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM) and currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors. Dr. Miller will be the AOSSM President in 2022-2023. He was awarded the AOSSM George Rovere Award for Education, the USUHS Distinguished Service Award, and the Virginia Orthopaedic Society Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mark Miller is a highly sought after speaker and has organized numerous Instructional Course Lectures (ICL), served as a Visiting Professor at multiple prestigious programs, and founded and directed the most successful review course in Orthopaedics, the Miller Review Course, established over 25 years ago. Dr. Miller’s research interests include complex knee to include multiple ligament injuries, revision ACL, articular cartilage injuries and meniscal repair and transplantation.

Beyond Orthopaedics
Dr. Miller is married to Ann Etchison and has four grown children and six grandchildren.  He is an avid golfer and enjoys snow skiing.


Office Location:
UVA Orthopaedic Center
2280 Ivy Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Mailing Address:
Dept. Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Virginia
PO Box 800159
Charlottesville, VA 22908

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Professor Emeritus of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia

Team Physician, University of Virginia 2000-2001

Team Physician, James Madison University 2003-2018

Specialty and Subspecialty

Specialty: Orthopedic Surgery

Subspecialty: Sports Medicine


Education: B.S., United States Air Force Academy (1979) – Distinguished Graduate

Post-Baccalaureate, California State University Los Angeles (1981-1983)

M.D., Uniformed Services University School of Medicine (1987)

Residency: Orthopaedic Surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center

Fellowship: Sports Medicine and Shoulder Surgery, University of Pittsburgh

Special Expertise


Complex Ligament Reconstruction (including ACL, PCL, Collateral Ligament injuries and Knee Dislocations)

Articular Cartilage Restoration/Repair

Meniscal Repair and Transplantation


Arthroscopic and Open stabilizations for shoulder instability (anterior, posterior, and combined)

Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff repair

Acromioclavicular (Separation) repair/reconstruction

Labral Repair (SLAP, Bankard, Capsulorraphy)


Dr. Miller has an active interest in knee and shoulder research. Most of his research has utilized cadaver studies, including developing/conducting surgical techniques and biomechanics.

Current IRB Studies

The STaR Trial Surgical Timing and Rehabilitation for Multiple Ligament Knee Injuries: A Multi-Center Integrated Clinical Trial

Outcomes After 2-Stage Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Allograft Bone Dowels

Patient Reported Outcomes and Laxity Following Percutaneous MCL Lengthening During Arthroscopic Partial Medial Meniscectomy

Management of Bony Deficiency in Revision Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Using Allograft Bone Dowels vs. Calcium Phosphate Cement: A Randomized Control Trial

Randomized Controlled Trial of Wound Closure Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery


USU Alumni Association’s Military Medical Service Award

George Rovere Teaching Award (AOSSM)

VOS Career Award

SOMOS Service Award

Air Force Resident Teaching Award

UVA Resident Teaching Award (2)

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)

Traveling Fellow/Godfather

Past Education Chairman, AOSSM

Herodicus Award, AOSSM

Trillat Award, International Sports Medicine Society

Best Doctors/Who’s Who/Academic Keys

Becker’s Top 70 Knee Surgeons in America 2011

Best Doctors of Virginia and Washington DC 2011, Virginia Living

Top 19 National Sports Medicine Doctors

Top 50 National Knee Surgeons

Certification and Licensure

Board Certified in Orthopaedic Surgery (American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery)

Subspecialty Certification in Sports Medicine (American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine)

Licensed to practice in Virginia

Recent Publications

Levy BA, Stuart MJ, MacDonald PB, Marx RG, Stannard JP, LaPrade RF, Engebretsen L, Miller MD, Whelan D, Boyd JL, Fanelli GC. “Comprehensive Case-Based Review of Knee Ligament Injuries.” Instr Course Lect. 2019;68:513-514. PMID 32032066

Miller MD. “Editorial Commentary: Caveat Medicus-Beward of Meniscal Repair.” Arthroscopy. 2020 Feb;36(2):499-500. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2019.11.100. PMID 32014179

Kew ME, Miller MD. “Posterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in the Multiple Ligament Injured Knee.” J Knee Surg. 2020 Jan 6. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-3402792. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID 31905416

Moran TE, Awowale JT, Werner BC, Fox MA, Miller MD. “Associated Morbidity After the Percutaneous Release of the Medial Collateral Ligament for Knee Arthroscopy.” Arthroscopy. 2019 Nov 29. pii: S0749-8063(19)30835-7. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2019.08.051. [Epub ahead of print]. Review. PMID 31791891

Miller MD. “Meniscal Repair: The R-Factor.” Clin Sports Med. 2020 Jan;39(1):xiii-xiv. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2019.10.002. No abstract available. PMID 31767114

Miller MD. “Top Ten.” Clin Sports Med. 2019 Oct;38(4):xi. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2019.06.008. No abstract available. PMID 31472771